Become an at-home phonebanker

On March 24 we hosted our first ever online phonebank training webinar, with more than 50 participants joining us. If you missed it, we’ll have more live events in the future; you can also access a recording of our webinar here (just provide your name and email to access it). We’re also providing the webinar slides here for easy reference.

To join our at-home phonebankers, go to our volunteer form here and:

  1. Fill in your name and email
  2. Make sure Phonebanking and From my home are checked
  3. Click Volunteer Now

Both new and current volunteers should follow these steps to join our at-home phonebanking list and get information on how to join our upcoming phonebanks.

How to Volunteer from Home

For the most up-to-date version of this information, please see our new Ways to Volunteer from Home page here.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the responsibility of all of us to protect vulnerable populations and make sure our hospitals, doctors, and nurses are not overwhelmed. Here are some ways you can volunteer while helping your community stay safe:

Phonebank from home

The DVC is going virtual! We will teach you to phonebank from home with new online training, and we will schedule times for us to phonebank together with DVC volunteers available to assist you remotely.

Click here to learn how to become an at-home phonebanker.

You can also email to get trained for Reclaim Our Vote phonebanking from home.

Textbank from home

Write postcards and letters from home

And more

  • See our calendar for online meetings and events you can join. You can still make a difference during this challenging time!

OFFICE CLOSED: New office to open later

Out of respect for the health and safety of our volunteers and visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are cancelling all currently scheduled events at the DVC Headquarters effective immediately. Our current location was a temporary office, so we are effectively shutting down our Winter/Spring office a few weeks early. We still plan to open a larger office later in the spring or summer, when it is safe to do so.

Many organizations are still holding small events for phone banking and letter/postcard writing, and we’ll continue to list those events on our calendar. We urge you to always check the calendar for updates shortly before any event, since cancellations or changes are still possible.

The presence of this virus in our community does not diminish the importance of our work; electing a government of responsible, competent public servants who will put the interests of the American people first is more important than ever. The DVC is developing plans for remote training sessions that you can do from home, so you can learn to phonebank or textbank from the comfort of your living room. Please keep an eye on your email and on the DVC calendar for updates about that and other ways to continue to work for democracy during this difficult time.

We thank you for your understanding. Onward!

Campaign Forums: Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

The DVC hosted back-to-back campaign forums this week. Marcus Ismael, the Norcal field organizer for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign spoke on Thursday; Jane Kim, the California state political director for Bernie Sanders spoke on Friday.

Marcus Ismael of the Warren campaign speaking at the DVC.
Marcus Ismael addressing the DVC on Thursday.
Jane Kim speaking at the DVC
Jane Kim speaking at the DVC on Friday.

Coming up next week: Hira Kayani for the Andrew Yang campaign; and Robin Sternberg and Bettina Cohen for Amy Klobuchar. Reservations are required so please click those links and RSVP today!