Who We Are
PHOTO: Ellen Augarten
FridayAction.org is a group of people, growing in number from coast to coast, who are deeply concerned about the direction of our country and the state of our democracy.
We are volunteers.
We engage in small actions with big impact.
Weekly Zoom meetings keep up our spirits, bolstered by good news, good outcomes, shared by group leader Paul Spector.
Paul organizes us with a focus on doable projects, attainable goals with a high success rate.
Recent talks can be watched here.
We welcome all who need connection with kindred spirits,
who want to hear how activism is succeeding, and who might like to help.
About Paul Spector
Paul Spector. PHOTO: Ellen Augarten.
Paul Spector is an organizational consultant who served as ward councilor for his city for twelve years and has been an activist all his life, from the Vietnam era protests to the campaigns for Dukakis, Clinton, and John Kerry,
Since the 1990s, he’s organized house parties of friends, compiling packets in support of candidates through data-driven choices—eschewing politically charged, high-profile campaigns for under-the-radar, winnable seats, where a group of energized, like-minded people can make a difference. Twice a week, Paul shares heartening news and focused projects to a growing audience.
If you would like to attend one of Paul’s talks, click here.
Fighting for Shared ValuesI am so grateful to Friday Action Group for their continued support. It’s incredible to see such a passionate group of people come together to fight for our shared values. With so much at stake in this election, we can’t afford to lose critical swing seats like mine, and with the support of members from Friday Action Group, I know we can win this November.
Couldn't ask for a better partnerI can't speak highly enough about the Friday Action Group. Over the last two years, they have sent tens of thousands of letters and postcards as well as phoned thousands of voters for us. This has resulted in a measurable increase in voter turnout among Democrats in our county. They are a competent and agile organization who not only over deliver every time but offer excellent strategic ideas. To top it off, they have even held a couple of very successful fundraisers for us. We simply couldn't ask for a better partner.
Fact-based, hopeful, & positive but not sugar-coatedThose of us active in political struggles for change, who search for ways to make a difference, can feel flummoxed about what to do. This is why I rarely miss a Friday Action weekly session. What is focused and effective? How can we combat the “things-are-so-bad” feelings of despair. Paul’s sharp analysis combines with an upbeat message and specific actions that move the needle, create change, and make a difference. FridayAction.org is fact-based, hopeful, and positive but not sugar-coated. Concrete data proves our collective actions influence voters!
Strong sense of communityThe Friday Action Group hosted the most uplifting virtual fundraiser for my campaign. I was stunned by the amount of money the group was able to raise! I was also inspired by the strong sense of community felt from their members all across the country. I won my race by only 821 votes, so the support of the Friday Action Group was crucial. This group is a shining example of good people working together to improve lives through electing legislators who care.
- Get-out-the-vote for specific candidates
- Cards encouraging people to turn in their mail-in ballots
- Over 150,000 contacts to voters in Bucks County, follow-up statistical research shows a 3-6% increase in voter participation from our efforts
- Supporting strategic campaigns in multiple states
- A successful campaign to have Fox News taken off public TVs to allow more neutral content
- Organizing poll volunteers
- For the Bucks Country Democrats
- For SGCC
- For the New Georgia Project
- For Virginia State House Representative Wendy Gooditis
- For Pennsylvania Congresswoman Susan Wild
- For Evan McMullin’s Independent campaign in Utah
- For the Movement Voter Project
- The Georgia Alliance