Fight for a Better America & Partner Media Highlights
Fight in the SD Union Tribune:
"Flip the 49th has added structure compared to previous efforts, said Tazheen Nizam, who volunteered for Democratic candidates during the last two congressional races. Previously, a hodgepodge of groups worked alongside each other and often overlapped their efforts, she said. “It was amateurish,” Nizam said. “We were organizations, but we were not professionals. I have a full-time job, a kid and a family. We were just amateurs.
Now, groups meet monthly and there is a team that goes to neighborhoods with a list of addresses they should visit… “If there’s not some infrastructure there to support them, some paid staff, you really can’t get a lot done,” Montanari said. “We can hire people who can do some heavy lifting and the volunteers can get out and do what they want to do.
The leap in organization is, in part, due to money. Federal Election Commission records show that Flip the 49th received $25,000 from Fight for a Better America, the political-action committee in Manhattan."
Flip the 49th in the SF Chronicle:
"The most significant endorsement that Democrat Mike Levin received en route to a runoff spot in a California House district that his party would love to flip didn’t come from a big-name politician, he said. It came from grassroots activists who held 67 demonstrations in front of retiring GOP Rep. Darrell Issa’s office during the past year."