Democracy Action Phone Bank & Activism Update - Week of October 30

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.

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n one week we will take a stand. Against racism. Against injustice.

Against the nationalist rhetoric that has been used by the White House to rally their fanatical followers - some to the point of violence, as tragically happened in Pittsburgh this weekend.

It has been said countless times that elections have consequences. And it's not hard to see how the increase in right-wing attacks is one consequence of having a government led by people who 
spout racist conspiracy theories as if they were the truth while calling the press the "enemy of the people."

In one week we can make hate wrong again.

As you'll see in the calendar below, there are several phone banks every day around the Bay Area this week. Though it may be hard to believe, there are still voters who are undecided or even unaware there's an election coming up. We can't stop now, because the other saying that's been spouted countless times in the last few years is also true: every vote counts.

Beginning Saturday, November 3rd through Election Day, our focus will be Get Out The Vote phone banks. The only way to overcome Republican voter suppression and gerrymandering is with high turnout, so these phone banks will focus on ensuring voters have everything they need - polling place location, required ID, a ride to the polls, etc. - so that their votes can be counted and their voices can be heard.

In San Francisco, all of our GOTV phone banks will be held at our new Resistance HQ at Harrington Galleries (599 Valencia St.@ 17th St.) daily from 9am to 7pm. We are partnering with Swing Left San Francisco, Sister District Project San Francisco, and Indivisible SF to make GOTV calls for US Senate, US House, and state-level races.

All Marin GOTV phone banks will be at the Liberty Ship Way location in Sausalito.

And in the East Bay, there are locations from Oakland to El Sobrante, including a new one near Lake Merritt.

To learn more and sign up for a shift, check out the links below, 
visit our website, or just stop by any time.

This is the most important week in the most important election of our lives. Please join us and be a part of history.

 

 

This Week's Democracy Action Events

Phone banks
 

 

Click here for details and to sign up for a phone bank.

Phone Banks


San Francisco

 

Tuesday, 10/30

JapanTown Phone Bank for US Senate, US House, and State races
4p - 8p

Saturday, 11/3
The Mission Saturday Get Out The Vote
9a - 7p
in partnership with Swing Left & Sister District Project
 

Sunday, 11/4
The Mission Sunday Get Out The Vote
9a - 7p
in partnership with Swing Left & Sister District Project

 

Monday, 11/5
The Mission Monday Get Out The Vote
9a - 7p
in partnership with Swing Left & Sister District Project


Tuesday, 11/6
The Mission ELECTION DAY Get Out The Vote
9a - 7p
in partnership with Swing Left & Sister District Project

 

 

 

Marin

 

Wednesday, 10/31

San Rafael Phone Bank 
4p - 6p

 

Saturday, 11/3

Sausalito GOTV Phone/Text Bank
9a - 6p
 

Sunday, 11/4

Sausalito GOTV Phone/Text Bank
9a - 6p

 

Monday, 11/5

Sausalito GOTV Phone/Text Bank
9a - 6p
 

Tuesday, 11/6

Sausalito ELECTION DAY Phone/Text Bank
9a - 6p

 

 

East Bay

 

Tuesday, 10/30
El Sobrante Congressional Phone/Text Bank
12p-8p

Tuesday, 10/30
Oakland Phone Bank for CA & US Swing Districts
4p-7p


Tuesday, 10/30
Albany/Berkeley Phone Bank & Post Card Party
5:30p-7:30p

Wednesday, 10/31
El Sobrante Congressional Phone/Text Bank
12p-4p

Thursday, 11/1

El Sobrante Congressional Phone/Text Bank
12p-8p

Thursday, 11/1
Oakland Phone Bank for CA & US Swing Districts
4p-7p

Friday, 11/2
El Sobrante Congressional Phone/Text Bank
12p-4p

Saturday, 11/3

Oakland Get Out The Vote Phone Bank for CA & USA Swing Districts
6a-9p

Saturday, 11/3
South Berkeley GOTV Text to FLIP Michigan (and others)
9a-4p

Saturday, 11/3

El Sobrante GOTV Phone/Text Bank
9a-5p

Saturday, 11/3

Berkeley GOTV Phone Bank to FLIP Michigan
11:30a-5:30p

Saturday, 11/3
Berkeley GOTV Text to FLIP Michigan (and others)
1:30p-4:30p

 

Sunday, 11/4
Oakland Get Out The Vote Phone Bank
6am-9p


Sunday, 11/4
South Berkeley GOTV Text to FLIP Michigan
9am-8p
 

Sunday, 11/4
Berkeley GOTV Phone Bank to FLIP Michigan
11:30a-5:30p

Sunday, 11/4
El Sobrante GOTV Phone/Text Bank for Congress
12p-6p

Sunday, 11/4

South Berkeley GOTV Phone Bank
12:30p-3p

Monday, 11/5
Oakland Get Out The Vote Phone Bank
6a-9p

Monday, 11/5
South Berkeley GOTV Text to FLIP Michigan (and others)
9a-8p

Monday, 11/5

Berkeley GOTV Phone Bank to FLIP Michigan
9a-5:30p

Monday, 11/5

El Sobrante GOTV Phone/Text Bank
10a-6p

Tuesday, 11/6

Oakland ELECTION DAY Phone Bank
6a-9p

Tuesday, 11/6
El Sobrante ELECTION DAY Phone/Text Bank
8a-4p

Tuesday, 11/6

South Berkeley ELECTION DAY Text to FLIP Michigan 
9a-5:30p

Tuesday, 11/6

South Berkeley ELECTION DAY Phone Bank 
3p-7p

 

 

 

 

 

 


Calendar of Events
 

 

Below is a list of events happening, separated by region, around the Bay Area (and sometimes beyond) over the next week (we shortened it due to the volume of events). These and future events can be found on our Community Calendar. Please visit our page for the most up-to-date list of events, as well as local, regional, and national organizations that are fighting the Trump agenda. If you have an event or group you would like us to add to our lists, please email us at info@demaction.us. We also would greatly appreciate if you add a link to our Community Calendar on your webpage. (Please note: Submissions are not guaranteed to be listed in the calendar, nor does the listing of any submission convey any sponsorship or endorsement on the part of Democracy Action.)

 

San Francisco · East Bay · North Bay · South Bay

 

Phone Banks


 

San Francisco

Tuesday, October 30

Phone Bank for US Senate, US House, and State Races | Japantown | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank – Women Calling for Women | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Yes on Props 10 & C phonebank | Mission | Organized by Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco and others

Wednesday, October 31

Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Phone Calls for Andrew Janz | SW San Francisco | Organized by Volunteers for AJ
Yes on Props 10 & C phonebank | Mission | Organized by Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco and others
Postcard Writing Happy Hour | Mission | Organized by Indivisible San Francisco

Thursday, November 1

Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Phone Bank to Get Out the Vote for Congress! | Embarcadero | Organized by ACLU of Northern CA
Yes on Props 10 & C phonebank | Mission | Organized by Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco and others
LGBTQ Phonebank for Prop. C | Mid-Market | Organized by The Q Foundation and others
No Monster in the Mission – First Public Hearing in the Mission | Mission | Organized by Mission Housing Development Corporation and others

Friday, November 2

Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF

Saturday, November 3

Phone Bank to Get Out the Vote | Mission | Organized by Democracy Action,  Swing Left San Francisco & Sister District San Francisco
Phone Bank – Latino Contingent | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Canvass for Josh Harder in Modesto to Get Out the Vote | Modesto (Carpool from San Francisco) | Organized by Swing Left San Francisco

Sunday, November 4

Phone Bank to Get Out the Vote | Mission | Organized by Democracy Action,  Swing Left San Francisco & Sister District San Francisco
Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Canvass for Josh Harder in Modesto to Get Out the Vote | Modesto (Carpool from San Francisco) | Organized by Swing Left San Francisco
General Meeting – Indivisible SF | Cathedral Hill | Organized by Indivisible San Francisco
Intro to Democratic Socialists of America | Mission | Organized by Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco

Monday, November 5

Phone Bank to Get Out the Vote | Mission | Organized by Democracy Action,  Swing Left San Francisco & Sister District San Francisco
Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Phone & Text Bank – United Democratic Club | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Phone Bank to Get Out the Vote for Congress! | Embarcadero | Organized by ACLU of Northern CA
Canvass for Josh Harder in Modesto to Get Out the Vote | Modesto (Carpool from San Francisco) | Organized by Swing Left San Francisco

Tuesday, November 6

Phone Bank to Get Out the Vote – Election Day | Mission | Organized by Democracy Action,  Swing Left San Francisco & Sister District San Francisco
Phone Bank | Castro | Organized by Team Pelosi – Red to Blue SF
Canvass for Josh Harder in Modesto to Get Out the Vote | Modesto (Carpool from San Francisco) | Organized by Swing Left San Francisco
Election Night Viewing Party for Midterms (Arizona & beyond) | Mission | Organized by Democracy Action,  Swing Left San Francisco & Sister District San Francisco

TBD

Nobody is Above the Law | Civic Center | Organized by Indivisible San Francisco (this is a rapid response event should Robert Mueller be fired. Please check the event page for correct date and location)

East Bay

Tuesday, October 30

Phone Bank to Get Out The Vote in CA Swing Districts | Oakland | Organized by Democracy Action &  Commit To Flip Blue
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank & Postcard Party to Flip Red CA Districts to Blue | Albany/Berkeley| Organized by Democracy Action & Together We Will Albany Berkeley &  Sister District Project
Phone Bank for Josh Harder | Lafayette | Organized by Flip the 14
Phone Bank for CA21 – Spanish Language | Piedmont| Organized by Swing Left East Bay & California Democratic Party
Phone Bank for the Resistance | El Sobrante | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Phone Bank for Eric Swalwell – CA15 | Dublin| Organized by Eric Swalwell for Congress
Postcard Party for Andrew Janz CD-22 | Lafayette | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue

Wednesday, October 31

Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank for CA-04, CA-10, & CA-21 | Dublin| Organized by Swing Left Tri-Valley
Phone Bank (Bilingual) for Andrew Janz CD-22 | Orinda | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Phone Bank for T J Cox CA21 – Spanish Language | Oakland| Organized by Swing Left East Bay
Text Get Out the Vote Volunteers Across the U.S. | Walnut Creek | Organized by Democrats of Rossmoor

Thursday, November 1

Phone Bank to Get Out The Vote in CA Swing Districts | Oakland | Organized by Democracy Action &  Commit To Flip Blue
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank (Bilingual) for Andrew Janz CD-22 | Berkeley | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Phone Bank for CA-10 and NV-Senate | Berkeley | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley & Sister District Project
Phone Bank for Eric Swalwell – CA15 | Dublin| Organized by Eric Swalwell for Congress
Text Bank – Text, drink beer, pet dogs | Alameda| Organized by Indivisible East Bay
Canvas in CA-10 to Get Out The Vote | Tracy (leaving from East Bay) | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley

Friday, November 2

Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank for CA-10 and NV-Senate | Northwest Berkeley | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley
GOTV for Eric Swalwell – CA15 | Dublin| Organized by Eric Swalwell for Congress
Canvas in CA-10 to Get Out The Vote | Tracy (leaving from East Bay) | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley

Saturday, November 3

Phone Bank to Get Out The Vote in CA Swing Districts | Oakland | Organized by Democracy Action &  Commit To Flip Blue
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress – GOTV | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank to Flip Michigan Blue – GOTV | Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Text Bank to Flip Michigan Blue – GOTV | South Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Buy a Seat on the Save Our Democracy Bus to Sanger! | Sanger (Leaving from Walnut Creek) | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue (paid event)
Buy a Seat on the Save Our Democracy Bus to Fresno! | Fresno (Leaving from Walnut Creek) | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue (paid event)
Canvass in Reno Nov 3 & 4 | Carpool departure TBD| Organized by Indivisible East Bay
Phone Bank – GOTV | Oakland| Organized by Indivisible East Bay
Phone Bank for CA-10 and NV-Senate | Northwest Berkeley | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley
Call Voters in Key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22) to Get Out The Vote | Walnut Creek | Organized by Democrats of Rossmoor
Phone Bank for T J Cox CD-21 | Oakland | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
GOTV for Eric Swalwell – CA15 | Dublin| Organized by Eric Swalwell for Congress
Postcarding for T J Cox CA-21 | Alameda | Organized by Mary McFarland
Text Bank to Flip Michigan | Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action & Sister District Project
Canvas in CA-10 to Get Out The Vote | Tracy (leaving from East Bay) | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley

Sunday, November 4

Phone Bank to Get Out The Vote in CA Swing Districts | Oakland | Organized by Democracy Action &  Commit To Flip Blue
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress | South Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank to Flip Michigan Blue | Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Text Bank to Flip Michigan Blue – GOTV | South Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress – GOTV | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank for T J Cox – CD21 | Walnut Creek | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Phone Bank for T J Cox – CD21 | San Pablo | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Phone Bank for CA21 – Spanish Language | Kensington| Organized by Swing Left East Bay & California Democratic Party
Phone Bank for CA-10 and NV-Senate | South Berkeley | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley
Phone Bank – GOTV | Oakland| Organized by Indivisible East Bay
GOTV for Eric Swalwell – CA15 | Dublin| Organized by Eric Swalwell for Congress
Call Voters in Key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22) to Get Out The Vote | Walnut Creek | Organized by Democrats of Rossmoor
Canvass for Andrew Janz Come in Reedly-Dinuba Area | Reedly-Dinuba (Leaving from Orinda) | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Canvas in CA-10 to Get Out The Vote | Tracy (leaving from East Bay) | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley

Monday, November 5

Phone Bank to Get Out The Vote in CA Swing Districts | Oakland | Organized by Democracy Action &  Commit To Flip Blue
GOTV Rally with Barbara Lee | Oakland| Organized by Indivisible East Bay
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress – GOTV | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank to Flip Michigan Blue – GOTV | Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank for CA-10 and NV-Senate – GOTV | Berkeley | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley & Sister District Project
Phone Banks to Turn Congress Blue – GOTV | South Berkeley & Berkeley Hills | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley
Call Voters in Key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22) to Get Out The Vote | Walnut Creek | Organized by Democrats of Rossmoor
GOTV for Eric Swalwell – CA15 | Dublin| Organized by Eric Swalwell for Congress
Text Bank to Flip Michigan Blue – GOTV | South Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Canvass for Andrew Janz Come in Reedly-Dinuba Area | Reedly-Dinuba (Leaving from Orinda) | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Canvas in CA-10 to Get Out The Vote | Tracy (leaving from East Bay) | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley 

Tuesday, November 6

Buy a Seat on the Save Our Democracy Bus to Fresno! | Fresno (Leaving from Walnut Creek) | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue (paid event)
Phone Bank to Get Out The Vote in CA Swing Districts – Election Day | Oakland | Organized by Democracy Action &  Commit To Flip Blue
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress – Election Day | South Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone & Text Bank to Take Back Congress – Election Day | El Sobrante | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank to Flip Michigan Blue – GOTV | Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Text Bank to Flip Michigan Blue – GOTV | South Berkeley | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank for CA-10 and NV-Senate – GOTV | Berkeley | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley & Sister District Project
Call Voters in Key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22) to Get Out The Vote | Walnut Creek | Organized by Democrats of Rossmoor
Phone Bank for Josh Harder | Lafayette | Organized by Flip the 14
Phone Bank for the Resistance | El Sobrante | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
Phone Bank to flip Congress | Orinda | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue
GOTV for Eric Swalwell – CA15 | Dublin| Organized by Eric Swalwell for Congress
Canvas in CA-10 to Get Out The Vote | Tracy (leaving from East Bay) | Organized by Indivisible Berkeley  


TBD
If Trump Fires Mueller Get Ready to Take to the Streets | Berkeley| Organized by Indivisible Berkeley (this is a rapid response event should Robert Mueller be fired. Please check the event page for correct date and location)

Marin & North Bay

Tuesday, October 30

Post Card Party | Sausalito | Organized by Indivisible Sausaslito
Post Card Party | Pt Reyes | Organized by Pt Reyes
Post Card Party | Pt Reyes | Organized by West Marin Activists

Wednesday, October 31

Phone Bank | San Rafael | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank CA10 & CA21 | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Phone Bank – Spanish GOTV | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Postcard Party | Petaluma | Organized by Indivisible Sonoma County

Thursday, November 1

Phone Bank CA10 & CA21 | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Phone Bank for Josh Harder – CA10 | San Rafael | Organized by Swing Left Marin
Postcards to Voters | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats

Friday, November 2

Phone Bank CA10 & CA21 | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats

Saturday, November 3

Phone Bank CA10 & CA21 | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Canvassing for Josh Harder | Modesto (Leaving from Marin) | Organized by Swing Left Marin
Phone/Text Bank | Sausalito | Organized by Democracy Action

Sunday, November 4

Phone/Text Bank | Sausalito | Organized by Democracy Action
Phone Bank CA10 & CA21 | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Phone & Text Bank – Student Sundays – CA10 & CA21 | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Phone & Text Bank – CA45 – Young Dems for Katie Porter | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Phone & Text Bank – CA48 – Rohrabacher be gone! | San Rafael| Organized by Marin Democrats
Canvass in CA-10 | TBD (Leaving from North Bay)| Organized by Swing Left Sonoma County

Monday, November 5

Phone & Text Bank | Sausalito| Organized by Democracy Action

Tuesday, November 6

Phone & Text Bank | Sausalito| Organized by Democracy Action
Canvassing for Josh Harder | Tracy (Leaving from Marin) | Organized by Swing Left Marin

Peninsula & South Bay

Tuesday, October 30

Phone Bank for Andrew Janz CA-22 | Menlo Park | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue

Wednesday, October 31

Phone Bank for T.J. Cox and Josh Harder | Redwood City | Organized by San Mateo County Democrats

Thursday, November 1

Postcard Writing Party | Palo Alto | Organized by Flip The 14

Friday, November 2

Phone Bank for Andrew Janz CA-22 | Menlo Park | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue

Saturday, November 3

Phone Bank for Sister District candidates, Winnie Brinks and Claudette Williams | San Mateo | Organized by Sister District CA Peninsula

Sunday, November 4

- Phone Bank for Sister District candidates, Winnie Brinks and Claudette Williams 10 AMNoon & 2PM | San Mateo | Organized by Sister District CA Peninsula
North Penninsula Kick Off Meeting | Hillsborough | Organized by Moms Demand Action – CA

Tuesday, November 6

Phone Bank for Andrew Janz CA-22 | Menlo Park | Organized by Commit To Flip Blue

 

 

 

 

 

Please check our calendar for more information and to sign up to do some phoning.