2018: What We Accomplished

2018 was a huge blue wave election, and the DVC is proud to have played a part. Below is a summary of the 2018 elections, and how the DVC harnessed the tremendous power of our progressive and Democratic supporters in the Bay Area.

In 2018, the Democratic Volunteer Center:

  • Held more than 250 phone bank events to get out the vote for Democratic candidates
  • Held more than 50 post card writing events
  • Held 13 text banking events to reach even more voters
  • Held 11 training event for canvassers
  • Organized six precinct walking events for local candidates
  • Threw three Debate and Election watch parties and two special Movie Night screenings of All The President’s Men  and Game Change for our supporters to watch together
  • Hosted 15 fundraising events for Congressional and other candidates
  • Provided space for 59 meetings of partner organizations
  • Used our website to promote 13 events by other organizations, including canvassing in the Central Valley to help flip Congress
  • Provided space for 19 training events and workshops such as bystander intervention, Spanish for canvassers, Swing Left Academy, and more

2018 Results: A Huge Blue Wave

August 7th primary and special election results

The analysis is clear: the results of the August 7th primary and special elections in Ohio, Washington, and other states should encourage Democrats across the country. While the possibility of a big blue wave looks strong, we must not be complacent. As the razor-thin margin in OH-12 shows, every single vote is going to matter this November.

Analysis of California’s (and more) June primary results