During non-election years, the Club usually engages in voter outreach and education. Those activities are presently curtailed due to the CVID pandemic but hopefully will be resumed during 2021. The activities listed below report some of the ways that the Club was able to remain politically active and adjust despite the limitation imposed upon us by the COVID epidemic during the 2020 election cycle.
The Davis Democratic Club (DDC)
Under normal circumstances, the Club provides funding, volunteers and logistical support for local, state-wide, out-of-state and national level political campaigns. Due to COVID, our activities in 2020 have been restricted. The Club has already contributed significantly to various political campaigns from Biden-Harris down to the local Davis Campaign HQ Office (see below*). As the first step in becoming political involved, please join the Davis Democratic Club (click the “Membership” link).
In the absence of door-to-door canvassing, a personal handwritten letter letter is considered to be the third best form of voter outreach. The Club has organized a letter writing campaign targeted to competitive CD’s within California. Volunteers are provided with an address list, stationary, stamped envelopes and a script. You can make a difference by doing this work in the safety and leisure of your own home. The possibilities are open ended and limited only by the number of volunteers. We need your help! If you wish to participate or have any questions, contact Bob Bockwinkel at 530-219-1896 or at email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The Yolo County Democratic Party
YCDP has opened a campaign HQ office at 617 G St. Suite A1, Davis. Regular business hours are 3:00-8:00 pm weekdays and 10:00-3:00 pm weekends. The Office provides Biden Harris yard signs (suggested donation of $20 or more–your contribution helps fund the campaign) and voter information. YCDP will also soon schedule phone banking to competitive races both within California and-other states and districts. Contact Lily Starling at 530-564 2400.
California Democratic Party
The CDP is hosting Swing State Sundays where folks from across the state will get together virtually to call voters in competitive states for the Presidential and U.S. Senate campaigns. For more information and to sign up, please visit: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/303583/
CDP is also hosting virtual phone banks on Thursdays to support Propositions 15 (the Schools and Communities First Initiative) and Prop 16 (reversing the ban on affirmative action). For more information and sign up, please visit: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/303597/
(from Joe Armenra, Area Director CDP, Campaign Coordinator)
Joe Biden Campaign
Calling and texting are also effective methods for political campaigning. Here are five ways to get started in helping the Biden-Harris campaign:
Call Crew Training: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/296312/
Text Crew Training: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/293967/
Check out the Joe Biden website at: https://joebiden.com/
Sign up to volunteer: https://joebiden.com/take-action/
Join us at Joe Biden for California facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/joeforca/ for more!
Allied Political Groups
Indivisible Yolo and Sister District-CA3 are two allied volunteer groups. The focus for Sister District-CA3 is to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. Volunteers canvass, phonebank, write postcards, text-bank, and fundraise for candidates. Sister District-CA3, specifically, has worked on races in Virginia and Arizona.
Indivisible Yolo and Sister District have joined forces to focus on state races in Arizona and getting Biden-Harris elected in November. They are holding virtual phone banks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and every weekend. To be part of their efforts visit their respective Facebook pages and/or visit their websites. You can also sign up for email alerts
*Club Donations to Political Causes in 2020
- $2,000 to the Biden Campaign
- $2,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
- $500 to the Mark Kelly Campaign in Arizona
- $500 to the Steve Bullock Campaign in Montana
- $2,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
- $1,000 to “Trail Raiser” (This is a special program of the California Democratic Party. The CADP does the essential work that keeps California “blue” and sane!)
- $2,000 for sponsoring fundraisers (such as the VERBS) and funding the Club’s ongoing letter writing campaign
- $2,000 to the Yolo County Democratic Party. The YCDP provides organization and multiple volunteer activities both within Yolo and as outreach to other districts.
- Most recently, the Club has contributed to the Warnock and Ossoff Senatorial campaigns in Georgia.