Democracy Action Phone Bank & Activism Update - Week of October 16
We are Democracy Action, a group of volunteers dedicated to combating the dangerous Republican agenda and advancing Democrats nationally through local action. We have chapters in San Francisco, Marin, and the East Bay and each hosts phone banks on a regular basis. With decades of experience working elections—organizing, canvassing, and running phone banks—we know that when the Bay Area comes together to support a candidate our region becomes a national powerhouse.
Right now we are building momentum in preparation for 2018 and beyond by organizing and partnering with other groups throughout the Bay Area. Since the election, we have held weekly phone banks to save the ACA, as well as for special elections in Louisiana, Virginia, Delaware, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, and more. Come the mid-term elections, the power of this region will reinstate our values of democracy, inclusion, equality, and respect as we work together to make government represent all of us.
Democracy Action is an independent, volunteer-run organization. We have no funding, and we don’t take sides in local political matters between Democrats/Progressives.
The 2016 election was 101 weeks ago, and for many of us it feels like 101 years.
Three weeks from now, we can take the first major step in stopping the corruption and destruction that have come to define the current administration and the Republicans who have bent over backwards to enable it.
Each week, we're adding more phone banks - and more phone bankers - as we get closer to the midterms.
But there's always room for more.
Whatever the polls may say, winning back both the US House and Senate will be an uphill battle. Against apathy. Against misinformation. Against voter suppression and disenfranchisement.
But if we all work together, we can do it.
This week alone, we have over a dozen phone banks in a variety of locations around the Bay Area, making calls for candidates for both federal and state races.
In San Francisco, we will have a massive GOTV operation, in cooperation with Sister District Project and Swing Left, that will include day-long GOVT phone bank on Saturday, November 3 through Election Day. If you’re not canvassing elsewhere, please plan to make some time to be part of this final push for US Senate, US House, and State races. We are finalizing location arrangements for a large venue now and will post location details on our website soon.
Check out our calendar to find the phone bank that works for you and join us!
This Week's Democracy Action Events