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Resistathon and Blue Wave Volunteer Recruitment Fair

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Let’s face it:  our democracy is on the line, and we must take back at least one house of Congress.

Why is this so important?

The majority party in each house controls the agenda, vote actions, and committee chairs who in turn control committee agendas, votes, and subpoenas. All investigations, oversight, accountability, transparency, and legislative agenda are currently blocked by the Republican majority party in Congress. The Democrats need to win a majority party position in at least one house so that Congress can begin to do its job. In the House, +23 seats means, e.g. Rep. Adam Schiff investigating Russia’s attacks on our elections instead of Rep. Devin Nunes protecting the Trump campaign and Russia from law enforcement. In the Senate, +2 seats means not approving Supreme Court judges selected to reverse Roe v Wade.

This 2018 election year, Democrats just need to turn out in high percentages to elect a Congress that will protect the country and hold the Executive branch accountable. We need a huge Democratic get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort.

Please join us at our  Resistathon and Red to Blue Volunteer Recruitment Fair, Saturday September 8th, 11 AM to 5 PM, at the Democratic Volunteer Center, 960 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.  Come and stay for 20 minutes, or for two hours–it’s up to you.  Here’s the schedule for the event:  

11:10-11:40 Training Session (Canvassing, Phonebanking, Textbanking)

11:40 Jesse Brooks, Field Director, Andrew Janz Campaign (CA-22)

11:50 We Are the Wave! – Rally #1 (Introduction by Swing Left Peninsula / Nor Cal Blue Wave Alliance): Silicon Valley Progressive Council & Silicon Valley Indivisible / Together We Will- Indivisible Los Gatos / Santa Clara County Democratic Club / Palo Alto High School Democratic Club / Indivisible South Bay & Red to Blue Coalition / DVC Call-to-Action

12:15-12:45 Training Session (Canvassing, Phonebanking, Textbanking)

12:30-12:50 Lunch – submarine sandwiches

12:50 Adam Bonica, Stanford University: “Voter Turnout Trends, Changing Demographics and the Future of Democracy”

1:10 March for our Lives – Representatives from the San Jose Organizing Team

1:20 Lucia Nunez, Campaign Director, Josh Harder Campaign (CA-10)

1:40-2:10 Training Session (Canvassing, Phonebanking, Textbanking)

2:10 Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-18)

2:25 Jerry Morrison, Silicon Valley Courageous Resistance: “Why We Must Flip the House”

2:35 We Are the Wave! – Rally #2 (Introduction by Titus Lin, CA Democratic Party / Swing Left Peninsula / Nor Cal Blue Wave Alliance): Peninsula Democratic Coalition / WILPF + Every Friday Protest, Palo Alto / Peninsula Young Democrats / Orchard City Indivisible / Families Belong Together / DVC Call-to-Action

3:10-3:40 Training Session (Canvassing, Phonebanking, Textbanking)

3:45 TJ Cox Campaign representative (CA-21)

4:10-4:40 Training Session (Canvassing, Phonebanking, Textbanking)

For more information, call the DVC at 650-618-4391, or email

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September 8, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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