Democratic Volunteer Center Phone-Banks at Eshoo Summit for Pennsylvania’s 18th District

DVC phone bank at Anna Eshoo eventOn Sunday, March 11, the Democratic Volunteer Center played a major role at an activist summit hosted by Anna Eshoo (CA-18) in Palo Alto. Eshoo had asked the DVC to do the impossible: transform a hotel conference room into a phone-banking center in less than an hour. Showcasing the ingenuity and technical know-how of the DVC, 42 volunteers set up a fully operational call center with networked calling stations. After just one hour, 43 callers had made 598 calls to contested precincts in Pennsylvania’s 18th District, helping the victorious Democrat Conor Lamb defeat Rick Saccone. Among those who joined the stable of volunteers was Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian.

Sister District at the DVC

On March 1, the DVC hosted its first 2018 meeting of a resistance partner group. Sister District South Bay held its kickoff event for 85 members at the new DVC headquarters and it was a huge success. Founder and Executive Director Rita Bosworth set the tone in a keynote address and Q&A, followed by breakout groups holding multiple sessions. Many thanks to all the Sister District volunteers and captains who helped turn the DVC into an engine for progressive action for an evening. We look forward to hosting continuing monthly meetings of Sister District South Bay.

This event was a model for events come, whether for Indivisible, Swing Left, Together We Will, or Democratic club or Party groups. We at the DVC are proud to support the critical work being done by these groups and individuals working on all of our behalf. Stay tuned for news about future events. 85 attendees was a good start; we’re ready to host 200 or more!

The DVC is open for business

The 2018 DVC HeadquartersAs of noon on Monday, February 19th, the DVC is once again open for business. For the time being our hours will be noon to 4PM 7 days per week. Meetings of allied groups at the DVC have already started, and are ramping up — the schedule is beginning to fill up!

Phone/text banking and postcard writing will likely start before the 26th of February, and our hours will expand as demand picks up. It’s going to be a wild ride!

Thanks to a great collective effort of more than 35 volunteers, all our stuff was moved in from storage in less than 4 days, and we’re spending the week of February 12th laying out the office and preparing it for action starting on February 19th. Please continue to check this site for details.