A pro-Bernie Sanders rally in Philly during the 2016 DNC. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Two progressive groups, Organizing for Action and ACRONYM, are investing heavily in digital organizing and advertising two months out from the 2018 midterms.

Why it matters: They're tapping into the grassroots energy they've seen growing since the first Women's March after President Trump's inauguration in the hopes of helping Democrats up and down the ballot on Nov. 6.

Driving the news: OFA launched a Campaign Organizing Bootcamp today — drawing from their collective experience on Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns — which includes free webinars teaching people best practices for "get out the vote" efforts and digital organizing in the final 60 days of an election.

  • ACRONYM, the digital-first startup working to elect progressive Democrats, is investing $10 million in digital ads to help 75 Democrats running in state legislature races. They're working with the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

This follows a trend of Democrats going digital throughout 2018, from ActBlue's record-breaking fundraising to Joe Biden's Instagram TV series.

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Los Angeles and San Diego schools will be online only this fall

Alhambra Unified School District. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts, the two largest in California, will not be sending children back to school campuses in the fall, instead administering online classes only due to concerns over the ongoing threat of the coronavirus.

Why it matters: The two districts, which together enroll about 825,000 students, are the largest in the country thus far to announce that they will not return to in-person learning in the fall, even as the Trump administration aggressively pushes for schools to do.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 12,984,811 — Total deaths: 570,375 — Total recoveries — 7,154,492Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 3,327,388— Total deaths: 135,379 — Total recoveries: 1,006,326 — Total tested: 40,282,176Map.
  3. World: WHO head: There will be no return to the "old normal" for the foreseeable future — Hong Kong Disneyland closing due to surge.
  4. States: Cuomo says New York will use formula to determine if reopening schools is safe.
  5. Politics: Mick Mulvaney: "We still have a testing problem in this country."

Cuomo: New York will use formula to determine if it's safe to reopen schools

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that schools will only reopen if they meet scientific criteria that show the coronavirus is under control in their region, including a daily infection rate of below 5% over a 14-day average. "We're not going to use our children as guinea pigs," he added.

The big picture: Cuomo's insistence that New York will rely on data to decide whether to reopen schools comes as President Trump and his administration continue an aggressive push to get kids back in the classroom as part of their efforts to juice the economy.