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California Volunteers

Sister District CA Peninsula

Menlo Park to Daly City

About our team

 

Sister District CA Peninsula is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, from Daly City to Menlo Park, and over to the San Mateo County Coast. 

We work hard, but we really like to have fun doing so! For example, in 2020 our events included in-person events and then quickly migrated to virtual events when the pandemic hit including a spaghetti dinner party, an evening with a stand up comedian/songwriter, a "Down Ballot Blues" virtual concert, a silent auction/cocktail party, and several fascinating speakers (including our famous Nerd Night). With this approach, we have been able to attract volunteers and donors and have become one of the most active and productive chapters in Sister District.

We meet via Zoom on the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Zoom links are sent to all who RSVP to our email.

Summary of our work in 2020:

  • 36, 174 phone calls for our candidates
  • $213,647 raised through fundraisers
  • 29,497 postcards written
  • 201,737 texts sent

In 2020 we supported four excellent candidates in tough elections, worked hard but sadly did not garner wins:

  • Sydney Batch (North Carolina House District 37) lost but was recently appointed to represent District 17 in the North Carolina Senate, replacing Senator Sam Searcy, who resigned.
  • Akilah Bacy (Texas House District 138) lost in a close election
  • Sharon Hirsch (Texas House District 66) lost in a close election
  • Julie Slomski Pennsylvania State Senate District 49) lost 

Upcoming Events

 

2021 will be a building year for our chapter.  With fewer state legislative races around the country on the calendar this year, we'll be focusing on supporting candidates in Virginia state legislature races, and candidates in special elections. We will be looking to cement relationships with other organizations building progressive power and engaging with voters. We are now planning our calendar of events for the year. 

A great way to learn about us is to come to one of our Sister District CA Peninsula monthly meetings, which are held every second Thursday of the month (except December) at 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom. Post pandemic we hope to resume meeting in person at the Highlands Recreation Center, 1851 Lexington Ave, San Mateo.

Our team in action

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