DVC Campaign Forums: Joe Biden & Pete Buttigieg

Lucia Nunez at the DVC
Lucia Nunez, Nevada field director for Joe Biden, addresses the DVC on January 19.

The DVC is hosting representatives from major Democratic presidential campaigns all this month at our headquarters in Los Altos. So far, we’ve hosted Lucia Nunez, Nevada deputy organizing director for Joe Biden, and Gail Slocum, former mayor of Menlo Park, on behalf of Pete Buttigieg. These free forums provide a chance for DVC supporters to hear directly from people involved in the campaigns in an intimate setting, with a chance to ask question of the speakers.

Coming soon: Warren, Sanders, Yang, and Klobuchar campaigns

Coming up this month, we’ll be hosting representatives for Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang, and Amy Klobuchar. Please check our calendar listings for more details and RSVP links. Please note that these special events have limited seats available, and reservations are required.

Meet representatives of leading Presidential candidates at the DVC

The Democratic Volunteer Center is pleased to announce that we will host representatives from several leading Democratic Presidential candidates at a series of campaign forums over the next two weeks. We have staff and volunteers from the following candidates scheduled:

  • Joe Biden: Nevada Deputy Organizing Director Lucia Nunez on January 19
  • Pete Buttigieg: Volunteer and former Menlo Park mayor Gail Slocum on January 21
  • Elizabeth Warren: NorCal Field Organizer Marcus Ismael on January 23
  • Bernie Sanders: Details still TBD; tentative date January 24
  • Andrew Yang: Hira Kiyani of the Humanity Forward Fund on January 28
  • Amy Klobuchar: Staffers Robin Sternberg and Bettina Cohen on January 30

Please see our event calendar for details on these events. (Note: only events which are open for RSVPs are listed; events not listed will open RSVPs in the near future.)

Our 2020 Winter/Spring headquarters is open for business!

Many thanks to the hundreds of people who RSVP’d and attended the grand opening of our temporary headquarters. Representative Anna Eshoo (CA-18) gave a stirring call to action, and emphasized how important the activism of 2018 had been in bringing a Democratic majority to the House, and with is, accountability to the government.

We plan to have a much larger space later in the year, but there is no time to waste. So please check out our events, and let’s pack the house with volunteers from now until election day!

A video of Anna’s remarks, with introduction by DVC Chair Pam Salvatierra and Tech lead Lawrence Byrd:


Our inaugural Straw Poll results

Last night at our Debate Watch Party, we debuted the DVC Straw Poll so everyone in attendance could show their support for their favorite candidates. And the results are in!

  • Klobuchar: 20
  • Warren: 19
  • Buttigieg: 15
  • Harris: 8
  • Biden: 6
  • Sanders: 4
  • Booker: 4
  • Castro: 1
  • Bullock: 1
  • Steyer: 1

Many thanks to everyone who came, everyone who voted, and to Mary Hughes and Joe Simitian for leading a very interesting and thought-provoking post-debate discussion.