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California Volunteers

Sister District Sacramento

Greater Sacramento

About our team

We're a lively group of volunteers with Teams conducting fundraising events, phonebanks, postcard writing, text banking and social media/communication. Join one of our Teams!  Receive our biweekly newsletter and announcements of special events. Just click on the Volunteer button on the upper right. 

We are conducting all activities (except postcards) virtually on Zoom during the pandemic to keep our volunteers safe.  Our District is guided by the Planning Team (Above--left to right and top to bottom):  Phyllis, District Captain; Peggy, Communications; Ellen Schaefer, Outreach; Linda Paoli, Fundraising Team; Linda Noland, Phone Bank Team (Phonomenals); Yvonne Inouye, Postcard Team; Joy Yoshioka, Outreach Team; and Rebecca Bon, Social Media.

Upcoming Events


Aug 4 (WED) & weekly thereafter (2:30-5pm PT)  Free
July 8 (SAT) & weekly thereafter (10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT) Free
Phone Bank for a Progressive Virginia Friendly Zoom Groups!
Join Sister District Sacramento's to phone bank for our Virginia candidates for the House of Delegates.:  Elect Debra Gardner (Wednesdays), and Re-elect Delegate Chris Hurst (Saturdays). 
                                       Sign up to call voters

Aug 7 (SAT), 10 am - 1:30 pm PT  Free
Defeat the Anti Union Recall Campaign Kickoff Canvass
Southside Park (2115 6th Street, Sacramento)

August 11 6-7:30 pm PT - In-person (donation required)
Organize Win Legislate Sacramento/2020 Coalition Fundraiser
Join the first in-person gathering of 2021 to learn about the Stop The Republican Recall campaign and how you can help. Donate $20.22 to help the Club with ongoing expenses as we also continue to support passage of the For the People Act, defend blue seats in the Virginia state legislature, and prepare the ground for 2022.

August 12, 5-6pm PT -- Free (donations encouraged)
A Sister District State Bridges Event  
Let's raise funds for two Michigan grassroots organizations:  Mothering Justice and We the People Action Fund with Danielle Atkinson, Executive Director of Mothering Justice, and Art Reyes, Executive Director of We the People Michigan.   (Hosts:  Sacramento SDP and  Greater Chicago).

August 15 (SUN) 4 – 5pm PT Zoom Free (donations requested)
Copy Boy --Read this historical mystery along with us. 
Fundraiser for Debra Gardner, candidate for the Virginia House


AUG 18 (WED), 7:00 – 8:30 pm PT (recurring – 3rd Wednesday of the month) - Free
Indivisible Sacramento  City of Sacramento Councilmember Katie Valenzuela
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                        Sacramento Sister District Monthly Meetings
                                       4th SAT (1-2:30pm PT)  Free
* August 28:  Neal Morgan, Head of Organizing, Sister District Project
* September 25:  Gaby Goldstein, co-founder of Sister District and Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
* October 23:  TBA
                        Register for August & September Meetings

Sep. 4 (SAT), 7 - 11 am PT
SDP Sacramento Yard Sale - Do you have clothes racks, tables, or blankets we can borrow for the Garage Sale?  Would you like to volunteer to staff a few hours of the sale?  (HINT: It's a great way to meet other volunteers!). Or can you donate your no longer needed treasures!
Give your no longer needed sports equipment, school supplies, toys, child and adult clothing, small furniture, linens, kitchen goods, household items, tools, jewelry, knickknacks, and more. No DVDs, CDs, books, large furniture.  See dropoff locations below.  Or, volunteers with large cars or trucks may be available to pick up your donations, especially any large items.  Contact Fundraising Chair Linda Paoli
                                               Dropoff Locations

Oct. 3 (SUN) 1 - 5 pm PT
Bunco Blast and Live & Online Auction to Keep Virginia Blue
Return of SDP Sacramento's Bunco Blast and Auction!  Do you have items valued at $50 or more to donate to the auction?  Vacation opportunities, classes, gift certificates for restaurants, theater or sports event tickets, tours, etc.? Christmas gift possibilities?  (Sorry, we cannot accept alcohol donations except with a tour provided by an ABC licensee.)

Our team in action


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Phone Banking: Conquering Your Fears, Making a Difference

Until 14, I was too shy to order pizza over the phone. I’ve not met a person who likes phone banking, at first. I know I didn’t. This article is about finding motivation, building skills, and making all the difference by phonebanking.

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2019 Post-Election Analysis

We Flipped Virginia and Celebrate our First Win in Mississippi Election night 2019 was one for the books! Sister District returned to Virginia, where we got our start three years ago working on 13 races in the House of Delegates. This year, we helped seven new candidates to victory, and all of our 2017 alumni […]

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