VOLUNTEER  
 
 
 
 

Volunteer

Like all political parties, the Democratic Party depends on volunteers to help propel its candidates. Volunteers perform many of the "grass roots" functions for the Democrats, helping to spread the word about their nominees and the issues they stand for. One of the best ways to help the Democratic Party is to volunteer your time and resources.

 
 
     

Instructions

  1. Set time aside for volunteering. Gauge the time in your week you have to spend on things like work and family, and determine how much free time you can volunteer to the Democrats comfortably. That will help you determine which specific activities you can manage.

  2. Determine whether you have any resources besides your time which you can volunteer. If you have a house, you may be able to host phone banks or envelope stuffing. If you have a car you may be able to drive voters to their polling place.

  3. Contact your local Democratic Party headquarters and ask them whether they could use a volunteer. The Democrats' official website has a list of local offices, which are the best places to get started, as well as a direct application to volunteer (see Resources below).

  4. Work at phone banks to contact voters and let them know where the Democratic Party stands on the issues. They usually provide scripts for you to read and a list of voters to call. Always be courteous and upbeat when you talk to people over the phone, and be sure and thank them for their time.

  5. Man a registry booth at public events and get-togethers. Like other political parties, the Democrats set up booths at street gatherings and public thoroughfares to register voters or to speak about certain issues. You can take an afternoon to help sign up new voters or pass out leaflets.

  6. Distribute campaign signs. During every election, loyal voters post signs advocating candidates they like or measures which they support or oppose. You can help distribute them or post them on the lawns of those who request them.

  7. Write letters to newspaper editors and to Congress expressing Democratic views. A letter-writing campaign is one of the most effective ways to make your voice heard, and the Democratic party can help you coordinate your letter with others if you so desire (see Resources below).

  8. Drive people to their polling places so that they can vote. Registered Democrats who don't have automobiles or ready access to public transportation will need rides to get to the polls on election day. If you have a car, you can volunteer to give them a lift and help them make sure that their votes are counted.

 
     

Tips and Warnings

It helps to make a list of things you are skilled at before you volunteer. If you're outgoing, you might enjoy working the phone banks, while a quieter volunteer can stuff envelopes or help distribute signs. Knowing your personal strengths and proclivities will help make you a better volunteer.

 
     

State Parties

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ALABAMA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
501 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 262-2221
(334) 262-6474 fax
Chair: Joe Turnham
Vice Chair: Nancy Worley
Executive Director: Jim Spearman
ALASKA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
2602 Fairbanks Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 258-3050
(907) 258-1626 fax
Chair: Patti Higgins
Vice Chair: Blake Johnson
Executive Director: Deborah Williams
ARIZONA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
2910 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 298-4200
(602) 298-7117 fax
Chair: Don Bivens
Vice Chair: Harriet Young
Executive Director: Luis Heredia
ARKANSAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1300 West Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 374-2361
(501) 376-8409 fax
Chair: Todd Turner
Vice Chair: Karla Bradley
Executive Director: Mariah Hatta

B
C

CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1401 21st Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-5707
(916) 442-5715 fax
Chair: Hon. John Burton
Vice Chair: Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
Executive Director: Shawnda Westly
COLORADO DEMOCRATIC PARTY
777 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 623-4762
(303) 623-2443 fax
Chair: Patricia Waak
Vice Chair: Dan Slater
Executive Director: Pat Waak
CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC PARTY
330 Main Street, 3rd Fl.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 560-1775
(860) 560-1522 fax
Chair: Nancy DiNardo
Vice Chair: Steve Fontana
Executive Director: Justin Kronholm

D

DELAWARE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
19 E. Commons Boulevard, 2nd Floor
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-9036
(302) 238-9386 fax
Chair: John Daniello
Vice Chair: Harriet Smith-Windsor
Executive Director: Josh Schoenberg
District of Columbia
P.O. Box 50622
Washington, D.C. 20091
(202) 714-3368
Chair: Anita Bonds
Vice Chair: James Berry
Executive Director: David Meadows

F

FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
214 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 222-3411
(850) 222-0916 fax
Chair: Hon. Karen Thurman
Vice Chair: Rhett Bullard
Executive Director: Scott Arceneaux

G

GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1110 Spring Street NW, Suite 408
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 278-2008
(678) 278-2099 fax
Chair: Honorable Jane V. Kidd
Vice Chair: Honorable Michael L. Thurmond
Executive Director: Matt Weyandt

H

HAWAII DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1050 Ala Mona Boulevard #D26
Honolulu, HI 96793
(808) 596-2980
(808) 596-2985 fax
Chair: Brian Schatz
Vice Chair: Kari M. Luna
Executive Director: Charles Freeman

I

IDAHO DEMOCRATIC PARTY
988 South Longmont, Suite 110
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 336-1815
(208) 336-1817 fax
Chair: Keith Roark
Vice Chair: Jeanne Buell
Executive Director: Jim Hansen
ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1201 South Veterans Parkway
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-7404
(217) 546-8847 fax
Chair: Honorable Michael Madigan
Vice Chair: Honorable Constance Howard
Executive Director: Tim Mapes
INDIANA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
115 West Washington Street, Ste. 1165
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 231-7100
(317) 231-7129 fax
Chair: Dan Parker
Vice Chair: Cordelia Lewis Burks
Executive Director: Jenny Hill Weiser
IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
5661 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 244-7292
(515) 244-5051 fax
Chair: Michael Kiernan
Vice Chair: Sue Dvorsky
Executive Director: Norm Sterzenbach

K

KANSAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY
700 SW Jackson St, Suite 766
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 234-0425
(785) 234-8420 fax
Chair: Larry Gates
Vice Chair: Teresa Krusor
Executive Director: Kenny Johnston
KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
P.O. Box 694
Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 695-4828
(502) 695-2629 fax
Chair: Charlie Moore
Vice Chair: Carolyn Belcher
Executive Director: Kyle Cox

L

LOUISIANA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
701 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 336-4155
(225) 336-0046 fax
Chair: Chris Whittington
Vice Chair: Elsie Burkhalter
Executive Director:

M

MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
16 Winthrop Street
August, ME 04330
(207) 622-6233
(207) 622-2657 fax
Chair: John Knutson
Vice Chair: Marianne T. Stevens
Executive Director: Arden Manning
MARYLAND DEMOCRATIC PARTY
188 Main Street, Suite 1
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 269-8818
(410) 280-8882 fax
Chair: Susie Turnbull
Vice Chair: Hon. Talmadge Branch
Executive Director: Travis Tazelaar
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY
56 Roaldn Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 776-2676
(617) 776-2579 fax
MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
606 Townsend
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 371-5410
(517) 371-2056 fax
Chair: Mark Brewer
Vice Chair: Arthenia Abbott
Executive Director: Sylvia Perkins
MINNESOTA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
255 East Plato Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55107
(651) 251-6312
(651) 251-6325 fax
Chair: Brian Melendez
Vice Chair: Donna Casscutt
Executive Director: Andy O'Leary
MISSISSIPPI DEMOCRATIC PARTY
832 North Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 969-2913
(601) 354-1599 fax
Chair: Jamie Franks
Vice Chair: Barbara Blackmom
Executive Director: Sam Hall
MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY
208 Madison Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 636-5241
(573) 634-8176 fax
Chair: Craig Hosmer
Vice Chair: Yolanda Townsend
Executive Director: Brian Zuzenak
MONTANA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
303 North Ewing Street
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 442-9520
(406) 442-9534 fax
Chair: Honorable Jim Elliot
Vice Chair: Nancy Anderson
Executive Director:

 

N

NEBRASKA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1327 H Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 434-2180
(402) 434-2188 fax
Chair: Victor E. Covalt, III
Vice Chair: Maureen Monahan
Executive Director: Jim Rogers
NEVADA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1210 South Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 737-8683
(702) 735-2700 fax
Chair: Sam Lieberman
Vice Chair: Daela Gibson
Executive Director: Travis Brock
NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
105 N. State Street
Concord NH 03301
(603) 225-6899
(603) 225-6797 fax
Chair: Honorable Raymond Buckley
Vice Chair: Honorable Martha Fuller Clark
Executive Director: Honorable Michael Brunelle
NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
196 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 392-3367
(609) 392-4778 fax
Chair: Honorable Joseph Cryan
Vice Chair: Honorable Dana Redd
Executive Director: Robert Angelo
NEW MEXICO DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1301 San Pedro Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 830-3650
(505) 830-3645 fax
Chair: Javier Gonzales
Vice Chair: Annadelle Sanchez
Executive Director: Josh Geise
NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC PARTY
461 Park Avenue, 10th Floor
New York City, NY 10016
(212) 725-8825 ext. 235
(212) 725-8867 fax
Chair: Jay Jacobs
Vice-Chair: June O'Niell
Co-Chair: Reginald Lafayette
Executive Director: Chung Seto
NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
220 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 821-2777
(919) 821-4778 fax
Chair: David Young
Vice Chair: Stella Adams
Executive Director: Andrew Whalen
NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC NPL PARTY
1902 East Divide Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 255-0460
(701) 255-7823 fax
Chair: Mark Scheinder
Vice Chair: Nancy Gooch
Executive Director: Joe Aronson

O

OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY
340 East Fulton Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-6563
(614) 221-0721 fax
Chair: Honorable Chris Redfern
Vice Chair: Honorable Rhine McLin
Executive Director: Doug Kelly
OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
4100 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 427-3366
(405) 427-1310 fax
Chair: Todd Goodman
Vice Chair: Lauren Guhl
Executive Director: Todd Goodman
OREGON DEMOCRATIC PARTY
232 NE 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 224-8200
(503) 224-5335 fax
Chair: Meredith Wood Smith
Vice Chair: Frank Dixon
Executive Director: Trent Lutz

P

PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
300 North Second Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 920-8470
(717) 901-7829 fax
Chair: Honorable T.J. Rooney
Vice Chair: Honorable Jean A. Milko
Executive Director: Mary Isenhour

Q

R

RHODE ISLAND DEMOCRATIC PARTY
249 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 202
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 721-9900
(401) 724-5007 fax
Chair: William J. Lynch
Vice Chair: Rep. Grace Diaz
Executive Director: Tim Grilo

S

SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1529 Hampton Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 799-7798
(803) 765-1692 fax
Chair: Carol K. Fowler
Vice Chair: Hon. Bakari Sellers
Executive Director: Jay Parmley
SOUTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
309 West 43rd Street, Suite 107
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 271-5405
Chair: Cheryl Chapman
Vice Chair:
Executive Director: Erin McCarrick

T

TENNESSEE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
223 8th Avenue, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-9779
(615) 327-9759 fax
Chair: Chip Forrester
Vice Chair: Elisa Parker
Executive Director: Chip Forrester
TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY
505 West 12th Street, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-9800
(512) 480-2500 fax
Chair: Boyd Richie
Vice Chair: Lenora Sorola-Pohlman
Executive Director: Ruben Hernandez

U

UTAH DEMOCRATIC PARTY
455 South 300 East, Suite 301
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 328-1212
(801) 328-1238 fax
Chair: Wayne Holland, Jr.
Vice Chair: Honorable Karen Hale
Executive Director: Todd Taylor

V

VERMONT DEMOCRATIC PARTY
29 Main Street, Suite 3
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-1783
(802) 229-1784 fax
Chair: Judy Bevans
Vice Chair: Michael Inners
Executive Director: Robert Dempsey
VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1710 E. Franklin Street, 2nd Floor
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 644-1966 ext. 225
(804) 343-3642 fax
Chair: C. Richard Cranwell
Vice Chair: Hon. Jennifer McClellan
Executive Director: Leigh Anne Collier

W

WASHINGTON DEMOCRATIC PARTY
615 Second Avenue, Suite 580
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 583-0664
(206) 583-0301 fax
Chair: Dwight Pelz
Vice Chair: Sharon Smith
Executive Director: Jaxon Ravens
WEST VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
717 Lee Street, Suite 214
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-8121
(304) 342-8122 fax
Chair: Nick Casey
Vice Chair: Belinda Biafore
Executive Director: Derek Scarbro
WISCONSIN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
110 King Street, Suite 203
Madison, WI  53703
(608) 255-5172 ext. 405
(608) 255-8919 fax
Chair: Michael Tate
Vice Chair: Melissa Schroeder
Executive Director: Maggie Brick
WYOMING DEMOCRATIC PARTY
254 North Center Street, Suite 205
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 473-1457
(307) 473-1459 fax
Chair: Leslie Peterson
Vice Chair: Mike Bell
Executive Director:Bill Luckett

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