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SMCDems 2024 Election Volunteer Opportunities

2024 Election Work is ramping up. Volunteers are needed for:

Getting Started

Letter Writing

Phonebanking

Canvassing

Organizing Events

You can also join the Election Committee to coordinate the work which will schedule events in San Mateo County and coordinate with our partners.  If you would like to help, please sign up here

You can find more options on the Santa Clara County Democratic Party’s Action Center and with Bay Area Coalition

You can also volunteer with the California Democratic Party.  To learn about volunteer opportunities including phone banking, canvassing, text banking, or organizing young or Latino voters, sign up here.


Getting Started


 

Bay Area Coalition: Yes, You Can Phone Bank - training

Thursdays 7PM to 8PM, July 18

 

Join us for phone bank training for beginners (and former phone bankers who are rusty) that will help you confidently join this effective way to win elections. Research shows that phone banking is still one of the most effective tools we have to mobilize voters to vote. Even better, phone banking on Zoom allows you to call from the comfort of your own home to Swing States and Districts all over the country who need our help to win this November. You'll learn from our experienced coaches who will guide you step-by-step through the basics of phone banking and teach you how to have meaningful conversations with voters.

Register here


 

Yes, You Can(vass): Learn the ABCs of Canvassing

Tuesdays 7PM to 8PM PT through Oct. 29

 

Are you thinking about canvassing, but don't feel quite ready? If you've never canvassed before (and even if you're a fellow introvert), or just need a refresher, join the Bay Area Coalition every Tuesday, 7 pm (PST) to talk about what your canvassing day will look like, including:

o How to have meaningful conversations with voters
o How to register voters
o How to use the PDI Mobile Connect app

Register here


Letter Writing


 

2024 Postcard Campaign to High-Potential Native Voters in Arizona

Fridays 9AM until Oct. 18

Help write postcards to reach high-potential Native Democratic voter on Navajo, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache lands in Northeast Arizona. With your help, we can empower Native voices in Arizona politics to vote for a Blue Arizona. Please sign up to get a list of 25 voter addresses and a script to help us reach our voters.

Register here


 

Write Letters to Voters in Super States with Vote Forward

Anytime from Anywhere

 

We're working together to increase civic participation by sending letters to voters. Writing letters to voters is one of the most effective ways to help increase election turnout. And you can do it right from home!

Register here


Phonebanking


 

Bay Area Coalition | Phone Bank to turn voices into votes!

Wednesdays, 5PM to 7PM and Saturdays, 1PM to 3PM 

We need your help! Virtual phone banks have become an essential part of campaigns. Whether you’re new to phonebanking or an expert, you have a place with our people-powered campaigns. The good news is, phone banking is easy to learn and can be done from the comfort of your own home. We'll provide training on both the script and how to use our phone bank platform.

Register here


 

Bay Area Coalition 2024 Phone Banks to CA, DNC Hub and NV and AZ

Wednesdays from 5PM to 7PM, Feb. 21 through Oct. 30

 

Join the Bay Area Coalition for our 2024 Phone Banks to the California Central Valley, to elect Adam Gray in CA 13 and Rudy Salas in CA 22 with the California Democratic Party. We will also call into the swing states of Nevada and Arizona with their coordinated state campaigns and the Democratic National Committee as a DNC Hub. And, we will offer phone banks to elect Democratic state legislatures in AZ and NV with Sister District, Center for Common Ground and Northeast AZ Native Democrats.

Register here


 

Flip the House - Central Valley Get Out the Vote with SCCDP

Sundays 1PM to 3PM PT, through Nov. 3

 

Join the Santa Clara County Democratic Party to help flip the House. We will make calls to Get Out the Vote for the Central Valley CD-22 primary. Post primary, we'll be calling a friendly list of volunteers and activists to activate them for the general election.

Register here


 

Virtual Phone Banks for Ruben Gallego (AZ) – Help Defend the Senate!

Sundays, 2-4p PST, through Aug. 25

Location: Virtual

 

Help get Ruben Gallego elected by calling voters in Arizona before the July 30 primary!  Arizona is critical to defending and expanding the Senate and winning the presidency!  Join us. No experience necessary. There'll be training and coaches to help all along the way.

Register here


 

VIRTUAL PHONE BANKS INTO CA WI NV OH MI AZ GA PA MT - HELP DEFEND THE SENATE & FLIP THE HOUSE!

Sundays, 3-5p PST through Aug 25
Location: Virtual

 

HELP SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY SUNDAY PHONE BANKS ARE BACK! Help stop voter suppression in the battleground states. Help make voter registration calls. Make calls into PA, NV, AZ, WI, MI, MT, GA OH and help to get voters engaged so we can DEFEND the Senate! Call into California CA 13, 22, 27 AND 41 and help FLIP the House!

Register here


Canvassing


 

Canvass in CD-13 to Flip the Seat!

  Modesto: 9:30a-2p on Aug. 10, and Oct. 12
  Patterson: 9:30a-1:30p on Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 3, and Nov. 4
  Ceres: 9:30a-3p on Sep 7, Sep 14, Sep 21, Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2
  Lathrop: 10:00a-3p on Aug 25, Sep 22, Oct 27

 

 

Let's build the grassroots power Democrats need to win in 2024 and to defend democracy long term. Join us in going door-to-door talking to Democratic voters in Modesto and Patterson. 

Register here for Modesto
Register here for Patterson
Register here for Ceres
Register here for Lathrop


 

Canvass in CD-13 Merced with SCCDP to Flip the House

9a-3p,  Aug. 2, Aug. 3, Aug. 16, Aug. 17, Aug. 30, Aug. 31, Sep. 13, Sep. 14, Sep. 27, Sep. 28, Nov. 1, Nov. 2

Meet at 2901 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

 

Sign up to knock doors in the Central Valley! You’ll be helping to build the grassroots power Democrats need to win in 2024 and to defend democracy long term. Help Flip the House in 2024. The Santa Clara County Democratic Party (SCCDP) team in partnership with Bay Area Coalition (BAC) will be heading to Modesto/Merced to Canvass for Adam Gray who is running for the House Seat in CD-13. This canvass will all happen in one day. We'll depart the Bay Area early in the morning, canvass for the day and return in the evening.

Register here


Organizing Events


 

 

 

Sister District Monthly Happy Hour

4th Tuesday of each month, 4:30PM to 6:00PM

 

Join us for our monthly Happy Hours.  Drop in anytime between 4:30-6:00pm.  These informal, no-host gatherings are a great (and fun!) way to get to know our seasoned volunteers, connect with one another, learn about the importance of state legislatures, and find out how you can help flip states from red to BLUE. Bring a friend.  Location changes every month. Please join us and mark your calendars for these upcoming Happy Hours! RSVP's are encouraged but not required.

July 23 - BJ's Brewhouse, 2206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo
Aug. 27 - Rise Woodfire, 2 N B Street, San Mateo
Sept. 24 - Jim Burg's, 1015 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
Oct. 22 - TBD, group's choice
Nov. 5 Election Watch - Pacific Catch, 243 S B Street, San Mateo


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