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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 2021:

  • 11,105 phone calls for our candidates
  • $102,852 raised through fundraisers
  • 8,210 postcards written

In 2021 we supported three excellent candidates in tough elections:

  • Briana Sewell (Virginia House District 51) won and will be the youngest woman ever to serve in the Virginia House of Delegates and is the first black person to represent HD51, replacing Sister District Alumnus Hala Ayala who ran for Lt. Governor in 2021.
  • Martha Mugler (Virginia House District 91) lost in a close election
  • Nancy Guy (Virginia House District 83) lost in a close election

Upcoming Events

We made a big impact in 2021 and aim to do even more in 2022 to help keep or turn states blue and also drive votes up the ticket in key Senate, House, and Gubernatorial elections.

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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Phonebanking for Introverts

If you're an introvert, you know how scary the idea of calling a stranger can be. That's why I decided to design a voter contact training for Introverts, by an Introvert. The point of the workshop is that it’s not important that we make a bunch of phone calls, rather, that we feel great making phone calls.

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2021 Post-Election Analysis: Political Landscape & Larger Trends

Virginia’s 2021 elections were challenging for Democrats. Nearly a week later, votes continue to be counted in the two races that could leave the House in a partisan tie — Sister District candidates Alex Askew and Martha Mugler. As we’ve written, the Sister District community had a tremendous and creative year providing fundraising, field support, […]

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