Democracy Action Phone Bank & Activism Update - Week of September 18
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.
This week, we learned that the man who can't tell the difference between birth control and abortion also can't tell the difference between yes and no. But we expect that from a candidate nominated by a man who can't tell the difference between truth and lies.
Republicans are desperate to get Kavanaugh seated because they know the Senate is in play, and they may not get a chance to load the Supreme Court with another anti-woman, anti-LGBTQ, anti-worker, anti-environment lackey after the midterms.
In this fight to save our democracy, there are multiple fronts: Senate, House, and State - and at most of our phone banks, we're calling for all three.
Around the Bay Area, we are calling for US Senate candidates in several different states because we know that a Democratic Senate majority is our only hope of stopping the Supreme Court from becoming a pawn of the Republican party.
We're also making calls for US House races nationwide at many of our phone banks. If you're in San Francisco, Team Pelosi’s Red to Blue Headquarters on Market St has opened, and you can go there seven days a week to make calls to help take back the House! It is open Sunday through Friday from noon to 8p, and on Saturdays from 10a to 8p. To find out more information and sign up for a phone bank, please visit their website at redtobluesf.org/events.
Also in SF and around the Bay Area, we're holding phone banks with our friends at Sister District for a variety of state-level candidates. This attention to state senate and house races is important when you consider that most gerrymandering and voter suppression happens at the state level. The more Democrats there are in state houses, the better the odds of more Democrats in the White House.
Help us flip seats up and down the ballot this November. Visit our website or check the calendar below to learn more.
This Week's Democracy Action Events