Hello California Democrats!
Since 1992, the California Democratic Party (CADEM) has been protecting the rights of all voters and ensuring that every vote counts through our Voter Protection Program.
For this year’s election, we have redeveloped our statewide Voter Protection Team to make sure that you have the proper resources and that we work together to turn out and protect voters in all corners of our state..
To that end, we are launching the 2020 CADEM Voter Protection Team (VPT) to:
· Assist voters with voting-related questions,
· Report, investigate, and troubleshoot election-related issues with our network of volunteer attorneys and election officials, and
· Provide voter protection resources and training to Democratic campaigns, County Central Committees, clubs/organizations and activists, and allied/partnered organizations.
Voter Protection Team Hotline Volunteers: (877) 321-VOTE (8683)
We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with staffing our remote Voter Protection Hotline 877-321-VOTE (8683). Volunteers will answer voter calls through a call center mobile app from October 16, 2020, until the polls close on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Volunteers will sign up for available shifts and work with CADEM staff to assist with incoming voting-related questions from voters.
Volunteers will also be tasked with Election Day troubleshooting intake from callers by completing and reporting incidents or issues to our team of lawyers in the field across the state. No prior experience is required.
If voters have any questions or encounter issues with voting, or if your campaign/organization encounters issues relating to elections and voting, please contact our Voter Protection Team Hotline, which is operational from mid-October through Election Day until the polls close!
Additionally, bilingual volunteer operators are needed in Spanish, Mandarin, Hmong, Cantonese, and Tagalog but all languages are welcome! The goal of the Hotline is to be helpful to every single voter who calls 1-877-321-VOTE (8683).
If you or anyone you know is interested and would like to sign up to be part of our VPT as a hotline volunteer, please click here to complete our CDP VPT Volunteer Sign-up Form.
The direct link to the form is – https://fs3.formsite.com/CADEM2011/form144/index.html
Voter Protection Team Resources
· VPT Primer on Voting and Election Click here to download the Primer, which includes a general overview and key points on voting and election for this election cycle. Please review with your team and please feel free to forward it to interested parties.
· Vote 2020 Truth Squad Card Click here to download the Squad Card, where you can find information on voting rights and a downloadable FAQ Squad Card. Which will be available at the beginning of October.
· Vote By Mail Truth Squad Please visit https://thesocialpresskit.com/cademvotebymail to find resources that will include key information on voting and elections to protect the vote.
· VPT Webpage Please visit our Voter Protection Team webpage for more resources: https://cadem.org/vote/voter-protection-team/.
Questions and Further Information
We are proud to have an outstanding team leading our effort to Promote and Protect the Vote, including:
Coby King, Esq., CDP VPT Director
Steven Kamp, Esq., CDP VPT Preparing for Election Day Legal Manual Principal Author
Emma Harper, CDP Director of Party Services and Events
Unique Wilson, CDP Party Resources Manager
If you have any questions, please contact our Voter Protection Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you to protect the vote this November and beyond.