SMCDems 2023-2024 Election Starts NOW

In order to win in 2024, SMCDems must build the team of activists now that we will need in 2024 to register voters and turn out the vote. Volunteers are needed for:

Speaker and Training

Local Voter Registration

Central Valley Voter Registration 

Phone Banking

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

Speakers and Training

The Bay Area Coalition (BAC) and DVC are hosting these speakers to inform and inspire us.


David Pepper, Sun. Oct. 1, 1PM - 2PM (PT)

David Pepper, lawyer, writer, political activist, former elected official and Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party from 2015-2021

Join us as Ohio voting rights champion DAVID PEPPER returns to the DVC, with real-world solutions for everyone fighting for democracy! A voting rights champion!  David will speak to the concrete steps individuals and groups can take and offer case studies and best practices that have worked elsewhere. He'll explain how all of us on all levels of the pro-democracy side, from national political leaders to grassroots activists to everyday Americans, must switch to offense, stay on offense, and win on offense - immediately, and everywhere. His recent book, “Saving Democracy” provides actions for each and everyone of us.

Register here


Dan Pfeiffer, Thurs. Oct. 12, 5 - 6pm (PT)

Dan Pfeiffer, Pod Save America co-host, Sr. Advisor to President Obama, author

   Dan Pfeiffer has visited us often to share his perspective on the political landscape. He co-hosts  Pod Save America, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, writer of books e.g. Battling The Big Lie, and author of the Message Box, a Substack newsletter about politics from someone who works in politics. Check out Dan's Substack.

    Register here



BAC Training: Connecting With Voters On Abortion on Tues. Oct. 24, 5:30 PM - 7 PM (PT)


With Planned Parenthood Lead Trainer Jillian McLeod-Tardiff


Learn how to connect with voters on the issue that has dominated elections since Roe v. Wade was overturned: access to safe and legal abortion. Jillian is an experienced reproductive rights leader/organizer and also trains with the Deep Canvassing Institute. 


Register here 

Local Voter Registration Events

Local voter registration increases the number people voting in our elections and can enable our diverse population to be more fully represented. Voters determine who will represent us in Washington and Sacramento. Their votes for city council and school boards determine who will decide land use issues, address the housing shortage, and take steps to address climate change with its resulting sea level rise and increased wildfire risk. Voters in local races also create the pool of future state and national legislators.


San Carlos Art & Wine Faire


Register voters at the 31st San Carlos Art & Wine Faire on October 7 and 8. The San Mateo County Democracy For America, a SMCDems Democratic Club, will be there registering voters. Why don’t you join them?

To participate, please contact Susie Raye at [email protected].





Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival 

Register voters at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival on October 14 and 15. The San Mateo County Democratic Party will be there registering voters. Please join them. 

To participate, please contact April Vargas at [email protected].

You can find out more about the festival here







Central Valley Voter Registration Events

The road to Democrats winning back the US House of Representatives runs through California. Democrats can win five more seats in the Central Valley. The first step is to register people to vote. The Bay Area Coalition (BAC) is hosting is hosting voter registration drives in the Central Valley,  The closest events are in Modesto, Turlock, and Merced, 2-3 hours away by car.

To see many voter registration opportunities in the Central Valley, check here.

Sat. Oct. 7, 10AM to 3PM

We will meet at 8 am and depart for Modesto at 8:30 AM. Arriving in Modesto around 10 AM we will pick up our supplies, get our assigned turf and do a quick training. From 11 AM to 3 PM we will be out in Modesto, knocking on doors doing issue canvassing and voter registration.

No experience necessary. We'll start with a 45-minute training on Zoom, on Thursday, October 5 at 5 pm.  Click here to join the Zoom.

If you need a ride, we have carpools available. If you want to drive, please let us know.



Phone Banks


Save Democracy Phone Banks with SMC Dems

Wednesdays from 2:30 PM to 2:40 PM until Nov. 5th, 2023

BAC phone banks seek to flip to house seats, that we barely lost in 2022 to Democratic and help a Democratic candidate in a key Virginia state legislature race.

We will call voters in Central Valley (Bakersfield and north) to support Rudy Salas, who lost to David Valadao by 3000 votes 2022 in the congressional district 22 (CD 22) race.

We will also call voters Central Valley (Modesto, Turlock, Merced) in support of Adam Gray, who lost to John Duarte by less than 600 votes 2022.

Register here.


North Valley Phone Bank

Thursdays 5-8 PM, Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM

Sign up today to call voters in Stanislaus, Merced and Madera counties!

North Valley Phonebank! organized by California Democratic Party 

If we want to defeat the GOP agenda, we need to educate voters on the issues.

We will be hosting a virtual phone bank to educate our friends and neighbors on the issues in our communities and for them to get involved. Making calls is an easy way to take action from home. Whether it’s your first time making calls or you’re a veteran phone banker, we need your help!

Register here

Phone Bank to the Sierra Foothills

Mon. - Fri. 4PM to 6PM until Sept. 29th

      Update on CD3

Congressional District 3 is one of the seven (7) targeted races in California... and we only need to flip five (5) for Democrats to take back the majority in the House of Representatives (and bring back sanity). Polling has confirmed that this race is winnable and we are organizing now to Kick Out Kevin Kiley next year.  Because CD3 is the only targeted congressional race in the northern region, please consider having your organization 'adopt' this race and commit to phone banking, canvassing, etc.


Jessica Morse recently announced her campaign to unseat the 'MAGA-Champion", as former president Trump refers to Kiley.  Jessica is seeking the party's endorsement at our convention in November.  You can learn more about her campaign HERE.

Statewide Day of Action: "The Path to the House Majority Runs Through California"

This Saturday will be the final phone bank into CD3 until January.  We have been calling voters in the district for the past four months, and we must finish this phase strong. We will have special guests at the beginning of the phone bank, including California elected officials (still being confirmed). We use a predictive/automated dialer and training is provided before we begin. And we stay on Zoom together, so callers will not be alone. Sign up HERE to join us.

We're calling high propensity Democrats and left-leaning voters in CD3. These folks tend to be higher-information, and more reliable voters. The main reasons we are calling them is 1) to make sure they know how awful Kiley is, 2) to recruit them to join us, and 3) to encourage them to educate their friends. 

With the goal of flipping Congressional District 3 (CD3) Democratic, we are calling the actual voters and having conversations with them about their concerns. These conversations will help our candidate with messaging and help build relationships between voters and the Democratic party.

Please sign up for a shift:

Mondays at 5-7pm - Click here

Tuesdays at 4-6pm - Click here

Wednesdays at 3:30-6pm - Click here

Thursdays at 5-8pm - Click here


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