Anytime Action

Stuck at home?  Still plenty to do. 

Phone banks:

  • Thinking about phone banking?  Watch this video and see how important it is.  These resources below will get you started and keep you on track!
  • To make Get Out the Vote calls with the Democrats on your own schedule, go to https://marindemocrats.org/take-action/ and select one of the battleground states to start making calls.   Current list:  Michigan, Iowa, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina.  Or, make calls for one of the California races – TJ Cox or Katie Porter.   Questions?  Need training?  Contact:  marindems@gmail.com
  • Indivisible West Marin and Reclaim Our Vote are holding virtual phone banks.  Contact Carol at carol@gmail.com for information and to sign up.
  • Commit to Flip Blue is organizing Mobile Phone banking.
  • Virtual Phone Bank, Indivisible Napa.  Learn more and sign up here.
  • Ongoing Phone Bank with Flip the West to Flip the Senate Blue. Sign up to receive the materials you need.
  • Remote Phone Banking with Grassroots Democrats HQ.  In partnership with Women’s March Action.  To learn more and sign up, please click this link.
  • Swing Left SF is assembling a Chase & Cure Team to contact voters whose mail-in ballots have been rejected by contacting the voter either via phone or text (that’s the chase) to inform them of what’s needed to fix it (that’s the cure).  If you are interested, please sign up here.
  • Make calls for Biden-Harris anyday through November 3.  Sign up to receive a ThruTalk Dialer phonebank link and other resources to make calls right away!
  • Multiple ways to Phone Bank with GOTV Virtual HQ and Flip the West.  Learn more and get started here.

 

Postcarding:

  • The Navajo Hopi Organizing Campaign needs help getting out the vote on sovereign lands in Arizona. Sign up to write postcards to these voters in Arizona.  
  • Sign up to write Postcards to Wisconsin and Michigan .  They provide the postcards.  You provide the stamps.
  • Postcards to Voters provides addresses for voters in targeted campaigns.  Sign up to be an approved writer; you provide postcards and stamps.
  • Indivisible West Marin and Reclaim Our Vote are providing postcards for you to write at home.  Contact Kathy at kathyc@llaway.com for more information.
  • Write postcards at home to flip North Carolina and win the Senate.  You can get postcards from the post office, either local or online.   Contact Gary Appell at glasong51@gmail.com to get addresses and directions.
  • Commit to Flip Blue is organizing Mobile Postcarding.
  • Write Postcards with Flip the West. Sign up to work from home to Flip the Senate Blue
  • Write postcards in Spanish to send to Hispanic voters in Texas to let them know they may have been disenfranchised. Email Judith at jbolker2@gmail.com and let her know how many postcards you would like to send. She will provide addresses, script, and postcard writing guidelines.
  • Postcarding for the Census – OFA Marin is working with the Marin Democrats on a postcard from home initiative.  Just email marindems@gmail.com and they will get all the materials to you.
  • S.F. Postcard Resisters is writing postcards from home during shelter-in-place.  Contact jeancolvin@hotmail.com for address lists (minimum of 20 names) to write postcards to voters in CA and other states.
  • Sonoma County Postcarding invites friends and family from anywhere in the country to join in writing postcards to disenfranchised people of color as part of Reclaim Our Vote.  You can get addresses (minimum: 20 names) and a script via email from Jack at jpz@sonic.net .  You can buy pre-stamped postcards from the Post Office, or buy Reclaim Our Vote postcards and add postcard stamps from the Post Office, or order them from Gloria at beauty@sonic.net.
  • East Bay for TJ Cox – contact Mary Boerger if you’d like to write postcards to get out the vote for TJ Cox.  Or, if you are able to donate to a stamp fund, there are in-district postcarders who could use the funding. Email Mary at mary.boergers@yahoo.com.
  • Write postcards to voters of color with Reclaim Our Vote.  Join a postcard team of more than 25,000! New writers can get in touch with Larry Bruser at  politicallarry326@gmail.com.

Writing Letters:

  • You can sign up to write letters with Vote Forward
  • Swing Left is partnering with Vote Forward to write letters to turnout voters in our Super States for the 2020 general election. Volunteers will personalize a pre-printed letter, which is hand-addressed to targeted voters. Volunteers supply their own postage and envelopes. Get Started.
  • Volunteer to personalize a packet of 100 GOTV letters this summer, then mail to key states in October.  To learn more and sign up, please email lettercaptains@swingleftpeninsula.org

Other voter outreach from home programs:

  • Vote Plus 10
  • Swing Left’s new Virtual Organizing Hub details many meaningful at-home activities and provides training to get you started.
  • Sister District’s new Virtual Organizing Hub describes resources to engage in political activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Reclaim our Vote is a non-partisan phone bank, post carding and textbanking campaign created by the Center For Common Ground, focused on contacting voters of color in voter-suppression states to help them register and vote.
  • Swing Left volunteers like you from across the country are using cut-and-past emails to ask friends to help FUNdraise for Must-Win 2020 races.  To learn more and sign up, please click this link.  (It shows event times, but you can take the action anytime.)

Texting

  • Text for the Texas Senate Race  MJ Hegar is currently the underdog against Republican Senator John Cornyn, but Biden is polling well in Texas and could help her over the finish line with the coattail effect. SIGN UP (select texting from the options at the bottom of the page). Instructions for text banking for MJ.
  • The 2020 Coalition Sacramento Text Bank Team will train you to text voters in swing states to “Win All the Houses”!  Submit this form to get a one-on-one team orientation and training.  They meet every other Saturday for a Text Team Gathering to find out about new campaigns and text voters together.
  • Commit to Flip Blue is organizing Mobile Texting.
  • Dems of Rossmoor Texters can help you text any day from home – Learn more here!  To get started, contact Susan for training or sign up here.
  • Resistance Labs has all kinds of text campaigns, including the Turnout 2020 project to recruit volunteers to make phone calls to potential voters in swing states and get them to commit to vote. Click this link to Learn more
  • Swing Left SF is putting together a texting team to help our candidates during GOTV (Get Out The Vote).  Contact Beatrice at swingleftsanfrancisco@gmail.com to let her know you are interested.
  • Swing Left SF is assembling a Chase & Cure Team to contact voters whose mail-in ballots have been rejected by contacting the voter either via phone or text (that’s the chase) to inform them of what’s needed to fix it (that’s the cure).  If you are interested, please sign up here.

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