Start Making a Difference Now
While the news out of Washington continues to be ominous, there’s so much you can do right now to make a difference in Arlington, in Virginia, and across the country. Help us elect candidates who will fight for better jobs, wages and training, protect the environment and promote clean energy, and support students and teachers.
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Stay connected with Arlington Democrats to find out about local volunteer opportunities, which are added frequently. We’ll also put you in touch with your precinct captain, who can help connect you to opportunities within Arlington Democrats that match your specific skills and interests.
Find out more about our volunteer activities!
Become a Building Ambassador
Many of our new, younger or sporadic voters live in Arlington’s high-rise apartments and condos. The majority of these buildings are locked to non-residents. We need volunteers to serve as Building Ambassadors, working within building rules, to help us reach residents through voter registration events (in the lobby), displaying non-partisan signs about voting dates and locations, hosting watch parties, etc. Building Ambassadors decide which activities make sense for them and their buildings. If you’re interested in becoming a Building Ambassador, please contact Richard Skinner.
Go “Beyond Arlington” and Flip Virginia’s U.S. House Seats Red to Blue
Beyond Arlington is the program within the Arlington Democrats that seeks to our wealth of volunteers to neighboring communities across Virginia to help them elect Democratic candidates. Sign up to receive regular communications about our canvassing and phone banking efforts.
Outreach to local businesses and to unions
Make a difference by engaging our local businesses, community development groups, or our unions and working families on the issues that matter to them most. We need volunteers to help Arlington Dems stay connected with these key stakeholders by building sustainable relationships with one or several of these groups to keep us informed on their views and needs. Interested? Please contact Meredith Sumpter.
Staff Arlington Democrats Booth at Street Fairs, Festivals, and Farmers Markets
The Arlington Democrats have a presence at the County’s many local street fairs and festivals. From registering voters to providing critical candidate/voting information, these are great opportunities to connect with voters. These are a fun activities with lots of great voter engagement!
Staff the Polls / Poll Greeting
Poll greeters are essential to a Democratic win across the ballot! Why? By law, local candidates are not identified by Party affiliation on the ballot. We must ensure that all Democrats who show up to vote for our amazing Congressional candidates also know about our terrific County Board and School Board candidates. Poll greeters perform this critical function by providing important candidate information to voters.
Canvass and Phone Bank In Arlington
Canvassing and phone banking are critical to achieving a election gains. With these activities, we can engage in meaningful conversations with voters about key issues, introduce voters to our candidates, and provide valuable voting information.