What is Barnstormers for Pete?
What started as a simple idea rapidly evolved into a national movement. Recognizing the urgency to save our democracy and gravity of the 2020 election, a group of friends in “Marathon States” (i.e., late primary voting states) decided to take action to travel to “Early States” (i.e., Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada) to boost the local support of Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. More people jumped on board and eventually came to be known as “barnstormers”. With the Iowa Caucus scheduled on February 3, 2020 (the first in the nation), the Barnstormers For Pete have identified the events surrounding the 2019 Fall Dinner on November 1st in Des Moines as the best place to make our debut.

What is our mission?
Barnstormers For Pete has a singular mission: to get Pete Buttigieg elected as the 46th President of the United States in 2020.

This grassroots movement aims to optimize the presidential electoral process by enabling supporters from all over the country – and even around the globe – to play an active role in the process outside of the state in which they are registered to vote in the primary/caucus and general election. Its framework is designed to facilitate the travel of supporters to key events in order to bolster the ground game for Pete while he’s on the campaign trail.

Barnstormers For Pete believe that the best way to support Pete is to join forces with the local grassroots and amplify their outreach. Through events, merchandise, media, and more, Barnstormers place voters above all else by aiming to provide the education and resources they need.

Driven by volunteers, it is built on the pillars of kindness, inclusivity, and fun. That’s the way to not only win elections, but also win the era!

What does "barnstorm" mean?
There are a few different definitions of the word “barnstorm”, which include live performances in rural areas (usually in barns), or harrowing pilot stunts flying airplane in one side of a barn and out the other. In more modern times, barnstorming has come to be known as making a rapid tour of an area as part of a political campaign. In our case, that rapid tour includes loads of passion, inclusivity, kindness, and FUN.

What role do the residents of the Early States play in the Barnstormers For Pete movement?
Because the election outcomes in the Early States can have a tremendous impact on a presidential campaign, Barnstormers For Pete understand that the voting residents of Early States are our main priority. We are there to enhance the efforts of those who currently support Pete as well as encourage more voters in the state to choose him in the caucus or primary. We can do this under the direction of each Early State’s Pete For America campaign staff.