If you know of any Volunteering Opportunities events that would be of interest to fellow Democrats and Progressives, please submit your suggestion via our Contact Form. Inclusion in the New Trier Democrats’ “Volunteering Opportunities” List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the New Trier Democrats.  Thanks!

Support U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood’s Re-Election (IL-14th) With Indivisible Evanston’s Weekly Virtual Phone Bank Parties  

As you know, Lauren Underwood is running for re-election to the US House in Illinois’ 14th district. And though November is some months away, there are some things we can do now to support her campaign.  In a joint effort with the campaign itself to re-kindle the camaraderie of canvassing and phone bank parties in person, Indivisible Evanston will be hosting weekly virtual phone bank parties with members on Thursdays beginning June 25th!

Parties will last from 5-8pm CDT and are hosted by the campaign. A member of the campaign will be on the call and offer training in the first 15-20 minutes and then ‘hang out’ for the duration, answering any questions—about the phone bank system and the script or if one of your call recipients has a question about Rep. Underwood that is not in the script and you’re unable to answer. 

SIGN UP HERE.  After signing up, you’ll get an invite to the actual event once it’s available; you’ll also get reminders prior to June 25th Note: if you can’t make Thursdays, you can always phone bank on your own remotely. You can sign up on the underwoodforcongress.com Events page here. Questions on the Thursday virtual phone bank parties? Email indivisibleevanston@gmail.com.

Join Team Casten (IL-6th) For Phone Banking on Tuesdays & Saturdays in June & July

Sean Casten is running for re-election in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District to hold onto the formerly Republican seat he flipped in 2018. Help Team Casten “check in” on friendly voters AND confirm their support for Sean as part of a virtual phone bank. He has worked hard for Illinois since 2018 and he stands with us. Together–even virtually–we can stand with him as a team by making calls on his behalf. Sign up here to call Tuesdays from 6:45-8:30pm and/or Saturday’s from 9:45-11:30am. Training is available, too!

Sign Up to Write Postcards at Home to Wisconsin & Michigan With Indivisible Evanston

Join Indivisible Evanston to write postcards to likely Democratic voters in Wisconsin and Michigan, encouraging them to vote in the November Presidential Election. 

They will supply the postcards, names and addresses and script. You just supply the postage (and support the Post Office at the same time!) Until we can meet again in person, they will make cards and materials available for pick up seven days a week, at three locations. Just sign up and select how many packs of cards you want and when you want to pick them up. (Just check the blue Sign up box on the date you want. Click on the black “Submit and Sign up” box at the bottom of your screen. Then complete the registration, including selecting the quantity of packs you want.)

For more information or to sign up, visit their SignUp Genius page.

Indivisible Evanston is also hosting Monday night zoom parties to postcard – sign up here.

Sign Up for Wednesday Virtual Phone Banks to Wisconsin With Indivisible Chicago

Turning Wisconsin BLUE Depends on YOU!
Wisconsin Wednesdays Virtual Phone Banks: 
Wednesday, July 8, July 22, 6 – 8pm  

The road to the White House runs right through Wisconsin. Indivisible is renewing the fight to turn Wisconsin BLUE in November.

They will be calling into targeted areas identified by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin to engage voters well ahead of the election. They will be helping identify Democratic voters NOW so we can efficiently get out the vote in November.

They make phone banking easy! Their phone banks begin with a Zoom call orientation and end with the opportunity to debrief. Along the way, their phone bank leaders are available to help you with any problems. After you sign up, they’ll get back in touch with all the information you need to connect. They’re with you every step of the way!

Sign up today for our Wisconsin Wednesdays Phone Banking from 6 – 8pm.
First time caller or need a refresher? Sign up for a phone bank training session 30 minutes before the phone bank. Questions on the Wednesday virtual phone banks? Email kathleenlong@comcast.net.

Sign Up for Monday and Wednesday Virtual Phone Banks With Sister District Greater Chicago

Make calls with Sister District Greater Chicago while together on Zoom. Training and coaching will be available for those new to Zoom or to phone banking. Virtual phone banking is fun – they mute everyone, but you can see your fellow callers engaged with voters, they can share experiences via chat, and help is always available via chat or a breakout room with an experienced volunteer. Virtual Phone Banks will support 2020 Sister District candidates in state legislatures.

  • Wednesday, July 8 – 5:30 – 6:45 pm – register here (consider joining Bingo afterward, see below!)
  • Monday, July 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – register here
  • Wednesday, July 15 – 6:30 – 8 pm – register here
  • Monday, July 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – register here 
  • Wednesday, July 22 – 6:30 – 8 pm – register here 
  • Monday, July 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – register here
  • Wednesday, July 29, 6 – 7:30 pm – register here
  • Monday, August 3, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – register here
  • Wednesday, August 5, 6 – 7:30 pm – register here
  • Monday, August 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – register here
  • Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 – 8 pm – register here

For more information, visit their webpage.

Sign Up For Texting Training and Join Indivisible’s “IndivisiText Team”

Texting is a great way to connect directly with voters, especially in a pandemic when we can’t canvass. But it’s not quite as simple as sending a message to your friends from your phone. Each campaign or organization has their own peer-to-peer texting platforms and procedures.

The Indivisible Chicago Alliance’s (ICA) Introduction to Texting training will prepare you and make you part of the ICA texting team that will be ready to jump in whenever texting opportunities arise. Indivisible Evanston and other Chicago area Indivisibles will be organizing regular group texting sessions (like their phone banks) and share news about other texting campaigns so you can also work on your own schedule. 

You can join any of these Zoom webinar trainings offered by Indivisible nationally, which will set you up to text with the national “IndivisiText Team.” Once you have completed the training and taken all the steps to get signed up, you’ll be qualified to join Indivisible Chicago Alliance textbanking events!

Educate Yourself and Your Family With This Anti-Racism Resource

From the creator of this google doc: “This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.”

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