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My first blog post about voter outreach this year was on mailing handwritten postcards to voters. This post is about the two other forms of voter outreach available to us in the time of COVID when we cannot go door-to-door to speak to voters. In a year when we cannot conduct in-person canvassing, phone banking and texting are the most direct way of communicating with voters. With the fall election campaign now heating up and early voting starting in key states, now is the time for you to jump in. ALL HANDS ON DECK ARE NEEDED NOW for this crucial election!
Every candidate’s campaign and every state Democratic Party has a website with a tab you can click on to sign up to be a volunteer for voter outreach. For example, on the website for the Biden-Harris campaign, click the menu icon in the upper right corner and when the drop down menu appears, click on the words “Action Center.” From there, you will be taken to a page with all the different volunteer options including phone banking and texting.
To answer questions about phone banking and sending texts, … [more]


SHDEMS member Barbara Weber-Floyd is an experienced journalist and the author of The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.  A unique work of history, it chronicles the rise of the anti-Trump Resistance by introducing the reader to the amazing women of the SHDEMS and the grassroots who powered this movement in our district. Barbara continues to cover how politics and the issues of the day impact our district through her blog,  She is also working on a second book about the women of the Resistance and how, despite the constraints of the pandemic, they helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election.