WHO IS THE BLUE WAVE FESTIVAL?
The Blue Wave Festival is now co-presented by these organizations: The Creative Resistance, Swing Left, NO IDC NY, True Blue NY, NY Indivisible, Upper West Side MoveOn/Indivisible, United Through Action, 2 Hours A Week, Generation Vote, New Kings Democrats, New York Democratic Lawyers Council, Rise & Resist, Postcards for America NY, Common Cause/NY.
In 2016, a grassroots team organized a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Fair for the Presidential Election and galvanized hundreds of New Yorkers to canvass door-to-door in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Virginia. It was incredibly dynamic, fun, and effective; we had the largest out-of-state GOTV group in Ohio. This surge led to continual community organizing, with our alumni going on to found The Creative Resistance, 2 Hours A Week, Rise and Resist, Gays Against Guns, Let NY Vote, and other community organizing groups; and act as core organizers on such projects as the Tax March NYC, Cville2DC: The March to Confront White Supremacy, NRA2DOJ, The Women’s Convention, Women’s March Power to the Polls kick off event , CC Sunlight, Groundshift and Act Local. Led by members of the community, we can exponentially grow our impact on the midterm elections through partnerships with local, state and national organizations.