A message about DVC Founder Eitan Fenson

From DVC Board Chair Pam Salvatierra - July 4, 2019

As we celebrate Independence Day today, I write to you with great sorrow in my heart. I am very sad to report that our dear friend and champion Eitan Fenson passed away Sunday, June 30th from complications of thyroid cancer.

Eitan was a founding member of the DVC in 2012 and took on the role of CEO in 2016 where he provided great leadership and outreach. In 2018, Eitan brought together resistance groups, Democratic clubs, and activists throughout the south bay to open the DVC early and offer a space where we could all work together to achieve our progressive objectives. We will always remember his enthusiasm and tireless work on behalf of democracy and our common goals.

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A big start to the 2020 campaign season

On Wednesday June 26, the Democratic Volunteer Center hosted a debate watch party to kick off our work for the 2020 elections. With over 150 attendees, we were able to raise more than $6000 to fund our critical work supporting Democratic candidates. Virtually everyone stayed late for our After-Debate Discussion with guest moderator Mary Hughes, co-founder of Close the Gap California, and a former Executive Director of the California Democratic Party.

Many thanks to everyone who attended or donated to our first big fundraiser. We hope to see you again soon!

The DVC raises its own funds separate from the Democratic Party and relies on donations to fund phone-banking, events, facilities, and utilities. It is run entirely by volunteers, with no paid staff.

A Message from Anna Eshoo

"The DVC distinguishes itself from other organizations, because... we not only have all the traditional organizations of Democrats, but we also have all the new organizations that were born the day after the election."

— Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Phone Banking: Yes You Can!

Many people have concerns about phone banking -- does it work? Isn't it intrusive? How do I know what to say? DVC Phone Bank director Karen Rivers breaks down just how simple it is and why so many people enjoy phone banking with us.

— A message from phone bank director Karen Rivers

2018 Wrap-Up

In 2018, the Democratic Volunteer Center held:

  • More than 250 phone bank events to get out the vote for Democratic candidates
  • More than 50 post card writing events
  • 30 more events for text banking, training for canvassers, and precinct walking to reach even more voters at every level
  • Hosted more than 100 other events to fundraise for candidates, train volunteers, and provide space for partner organizations

Read more about the accomplishments of 2018 here

Events at the DVC

The DVC provides space to Democratic and progressive people, organizations, clubs, candidates, and officials to connect with each other.
See our event photo galleries.