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New York Times: Democrats are Winning Texas

Richard Parker, the author of Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, has this to say about why Texas is trending blue: “Real Texas has the largest Muslim population in the country. Vietnamese is our third language; Chinese is our fourth. Missouri City, near Houston, may be one of the most ethnically and racially […]

Our heavily illustrated Phone Bank FAQ

Why do we phone bank? Because it works. Next to knocking on doors and speaking with voters face to face, it’s the most effective campaign method to reach voters. Read more about why phone banking is worth it.   No one answers the phone anymore Fewer people answer their phones when they don’t recognize the […]

Phonebank. It’s Worth it.

Please check out this important article by Gaby Goldstein, Co-Founder and Political Director at the Sister District Project. She talks about why phone banking is such a critical part of creating a winning campaign. It’s about more than just convincing people to vote (though it works for that, too) — it’s also a key part […]

Thanks to Ambassador Michael McFaul and supporters

We at the DVC would like to thank former Ambassador Michael McFaul and all the supporters who turned out to see him at the DVC benefit yesterday. Hundreds of people, including Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, turned out to hear Ambassador McFaul, who had planned to talk about his new book. But, he said, he’s so fired […]

President Obama’s Speech of Sept 7, 2018

President Obama: Hey! Hello, Illinois! I-L-L! AUDIENCE: I-L-L! PRESIDENT OBAMA: I-L-L! AUDIENCE: I-L-L! PRESIDENT OBAMA:I-L-L! AUDIENCE: I-L-L! PRESIDENT OBAMA: Okay, okay. Just checking to see if you’re awake. Please have a seat, everybody. It is good to be home. It’s good to see corn. Beans. I was trying to explain to somebody as we were […]

Our statement on the passing of Sen. John McCain

The United States suffered a loss yesterday when John McCain, acclaimed across the political spectrum as an American hero, passed away. Senator McCain’s larger-than-life essence was as complex as it was inspiring; often unintimidated by pressure to conform, he frequently stood firm on his values. We particularly appreciate and honor his persistence in the expression […]

What the August 7 elections mean

In a closely-watched special election in Ohio, Democrat Danny O’Connor is within one percentage point of GOP nominee Troy Balderson. The final result won’t be official until absentee ballots are counted, but regardless of the outcome, this vote represents a +13 percentage point swing toward the Democratic candidate since the last election. The previous Congressman […]

Thank you Adam Schiff!

Thank you to Congressman Adam Schiff, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, for supporting the DVC at our July 28 event. Congressman Schiff discussed America’s role in the world, immigration, the Mueller investigation, Congressional oversight, and the 2018 midterms. It is critical, he exhorted, to galvanize […]

Post Card Writing: It Works

“[A]re handwritten notes effective? Is this explosion of activity the polite flipside of the post-Trump female primal scream – or does it actually get results? Two studies conducted during the Virginia 2017 election cycle indicate that handwritten personal notes and postcards are powerful – both for getting out the vote and for volunteer engagement. In […]

Josh Harder for CA-10 at the DVC

Josh Harder, Democratic candidate for California’s 10th Congressional District, spoke at the Democratic Volunteer Center this Saturday. California’s 10th is the closest swing district to Silicon Valley, and a key part of our effort to take back Congress. The Santa Clara County Democratic party brought Josh to the DVC, and Swing Left Peninsula/Swing Left South […]