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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 […]

Another full house for the DVC’s second debate watch party

Over 100 supporters gathered this evening to watch the second Democratic Presidential debate (night one) of the 2020 campaign. Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg and others sparred over health care, immigration, gun safety and more. Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Joe Simitian moderated our post-debate discussion. Thanks to everyone who turned out to hear the […]

The DVC says goodbye to our friend and champion, Eitan

Note: A memorial service for Eitan will be held on August 3rd. Click here for details. As we celebrate Independence Day today, I write to you with great sorrow in my heart.  I am very sad to report that our dear friend and champion Eitan Fenson passed away Sunday, June 30th from complications of thyroid […]

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 number. […]

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 […]