The Blue Wave Coalition Miami-Dade is dedicated to increasing Democratic voter engagement and turnout by providing a proven approach, materials and resources to ensure the election of Democrats at every level to create a better future for all Americans.
Our primary goal is to increase turnout by canvassing targeted voters to sign them up for VBM. Data shows that targeting Cold DEMs turnout will go from 10% to 60%, New DEMs from 42% to 84%, and Warm DEMs from 52% to 77% with VBM (Impact of VBM on FL Dem Turnout in 2018 Table).
- Warm = voted no more than 2 times in the last 3 election cycles
- Cold = didn’t vote in either 2016 or 2018
- New = newly registered
Our minimum goal is to increase total Democratic voter turnout in targeted precincts from 66% in 2016 to 79% in 2020. This will exceed 2016 Republican voter turnout of 78% by one percentage point. Our mile-high goal is to increase Democratic voter turnout in targeted precincts by 18,200 votes in 2020. This will close the 3.5% gap between Democratic and Republican voter turnout in 2016 for all Miami-Dade County precincts.
Partner commitment = 1 or more precinct adoption and execution of agreed upon BWCMD Strategy. We recommend each partner adopt 2 to 5 precincts, particularly precincts which can impact local races. We will have three waves of VBM canvassing over the span of six months.
To assess Miami-Dade’s performance, we will compare the 2020 total turnout for the set of precincts we have adopted against the 2016 total voter turnout for the same precincts