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California Volunteers

Sister District East Bay

East Bay

About our team

Covering essentially Berkeley, Oakland, and the rest of Alameda County, our 2,000+ volunteers are organized by a team of fired up organizers. We focus on phonebanking (our #1 voter contact tactic) and fundraising.

We’ve wrapped up a big year! We loved supporting our great 2020 candidates Cindy Polo (FL), Aleta Borrud (MN) and Bonnie Westlin (MN). We ran 25 phonebanks and held 7 fundraiser events, and our volunteer list grew by 42%! More broadly, Sister District volunteers and donors raised $1.85M in small dollar donations for our 2020 candidates and reached out to over 1 million voters. (You can check out Sister District’s analysis of what happened in this year’s historic election.) 

In 2021, we’ll be supporting special and general election candidates and tackling other opportunities to build power in the states. Please join us! Click the volunteer button on the right to be added to our email list and check Sister District's Featured Events page for upcoming events in the national Sister District community. And follow us on social media for the latest news!

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned!

In 2020, we offered these three primary options to provide priority candidate support:

OPTION 1: Virtual Phonebank Parties

Calling voters is our #1 remote tactic to increase voter turnout. By identifying voters, improving the campaigns' data, and recruiting local volunteers, we help our awesome, progressive state legislative candidates - Cindy Polo in FL and Bonnie Westlin and Aleta Borrud in MN - win close, strategically-valuable elections. 

Every other Sunday  (8/23, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4)
Noon-2pm PT.

Every other Thursday (8/27, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1)
3-5pm PT.

OPTION 2: Host a "Friendraiser!"
It's simple -- get your friends on a zoom call and raise a little money using our ActBlue link to help elect our great candidates in priority state legislative races.  The money we raise for Cindy Polo (FL), Aleta Borrud (MN) and Bonnie Westlin (MN), helps their campaigns build winning Get Out The Vote programs to increase voter turnout.  A dollar goes a long way in state legislative races, and this is especially true in the competitive races our candidates are fighting so hard to win.  
For more information: Host a Virtual Friendraiser!

OPTION 3: Donate!
Help our candidates build Winning GOTV Programs! 100% of your donation will be split equally between our three candidates.



Our team in action