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Opportunities

Find opportunities to engage with politics through upcoming virtual events with us and other student groups, volunteer opportunities with campaigns and organizations, and jobs in the political world.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Cardinal for Biden will be hosting two phonebanks this week
    • We’ll be hosting our next general meeting at 5:00 PM PST this Tuesday, September 8th! Feel free to bring any questions you have about voting and any potential causes or other student orgs that you think the Stanford Dems should be involved with. Here is the zoom link

      • We’ll be discussing your concerns and thoughts about the electoral process, and walking you through the signup process to become a qualified text-banker for 3 key campaigns!

  • The Stanford Dems will be at the fall activities fair on both Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th, so be sure to publicize the event and tell any incoming freshmen you know to stop by!

  • The first one will be on Saturday, September 12th from 12:00-2:00pm PST. The phonebank is in collaboration with Texas Dems, and we’ll be making calls to registered voters in Texas! Sign up at this link

  • The second phonebank is on Sunday, September 13th from 2:00-3:00pm PST, and we’ll be making calls into important swing states! Sign up here

  • Also, you can email Chloe Stoddard (chloes5@stanford.edu) if you’d like to be added to Cardinal for Biden’s weekly mailing list! 

  • Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) is running for office in a very close swing district (and in a close swing state!). She’ll be hosting a phonebank on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm CDT. Sign up here

  • Apply by EOD Tuesday (September 29th) for a leadership position with the Dems using this form!

  • On Tuesday, September 29th from 5:00-7:30pm PST, California for Biden will be hosting a debate watch party. Sign up at this link!

    • Be sure to also join our Dems live GroupMe discussion during the debate, and stay tuned for a Zoom link for our post-debate debrief!

 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Participation in any phonebanking and textbanking events can be counted towards our upcoming campaign volunteer leader competition –– more info on this coming soon!

 

  • Every week, Women for Biden hosts a nationwide phonebank on Tuesday from 7:00-8:00pm EDT. Sign up at this link!

  • Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00pm EDT, Women for Biden also hosts a Millenials and Gen Z phonebank. It’s a great way to meet people your age and mobilize voters in key states ahead of November! Sign up at this link

  • If you’re looking to engage in progressive politics throughout the South and in a swing district, consider phonebanking for Dr. Cameron Webb (VA-05) on Mondays through Thursdays at 1:00pm and 6:00pm EST. Sign up at this link

  • For as little as 3 hours per week, you can help elect Democrats up and down the ballot by signing up to be a technical support helper for weekly phonebanks to swing states. Pretty much anyone (from any location) can be a trainer, so don’t be afraid to step up! If interested, contact Rudy Espinoza at the San Mateo County Dems (respinoza@cadem.org).

  • Reclaim Our Vote, an organization that helps fight voter suppression and empowers voters of color, is creating a Stanford chapter and plans on hosting weekly phonebanks leading up to the election.

  • Please email htjkatz@stanford.edu with the subject “Reclaim Our Vote” if you’re interested in committing just half an hour of phonebanking each week, with scheduling to be released. 

  • Interested in text-banking for key races? Attend our general meeting this Tuesday at 5:00pm PST to sign up to become text-banker qualified for 3 key campaigns, including the Biden campaign.

  • Katie Porter is an incumbent Democrat running in a swing district in Orange County. Her campaign is currently looking for volunteers to join the team and help get out the vote in the district via remote phone banking. This is a great opportunity for those interested in making connections and gaining some experience working on a political campaign! If interested, reach out to Nikolai Schweber (nikolaischweber@berkeley.edu) for more information

  • One year ago, Joe Biden’s team launched the Students for Biden program! Text “STUDENTS” to 30330 to get plugged in with the program – they’re doing great work to elect Joe and Kamala. 

  • As always, if you’re looking for more ways to be involved, sign up to textbank on your own with Resistance Labs at any time of day (or night!) 

  • Resistance Labs is an organization that uses peer-to-peer texting to elect progressive candidates and build power for marginalized communities. Reach out to Jake Adams at jadams3@stanford.edu with any questions!

 

Job Opportunities

  • Congressman Josh Harder is seeking ambitious, politically engaged students for his fellowship program this fall! You can reach out to Joven Hundal (jhundal@stanford.edu) for more information, and apply at this link

  • Sara Gideon’s campaign is seeking remote volunteers, and has internships available for those interested in a more time-intensive commitment. This is a great opportunity to get involved in an important race (if we want to take back the Senate, we need to win in Maine!). If you’re interested in getting involved, email Evelyn Smith at evelyn.smith@saragideon.com.

  • The Michigan Democratic State Party is still looking for fellows to help elect Biden, re-elect Senator Gary Peters, and support democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Apply here, and reach out to Caroline Dvorsky (cdvorsky@1campaignmi.com) for more information!

  • Sara Gideon’s campaign is seeking remote volunteers, and has internships available for those interested in a more time-intensive commitment. This is a great opportunity to get involved in an important race (if we want to take back the Senate, we need to win in Maine!). If you’re interested in getting involved, email Evelyn Smith at evelyn.smith@saragideon.com.

  • Congressman Josh Harder is seeking ambitious, politically engaged students for his fellowship program this fall! You can reach out to Joven Hundal (jhundal@stanford.edu) for more information, and apply at this link

  • Audrey Denney for Congress is hiring for a remote digital organizing internship with her highly competitive campaign in Northern California. Interns will learn key political organizing techniques and software; if interested, send an email with your resume to apply@audreyforcongress.com and and reach out to Sadie Morris (smorris@audreyforcongress.com) with any questions! 

  • If you’re interested in politics and looking to get involved with a community of amazing women, join Stanford Women in Politics (SWIP)! You can get involved as a core member (applications due Sept. 30th at midnight), or as a general member (fill out this form). Reach out to SWIP President Molly Campbell (mollycam@stanford.edu), VP Anna Chavez (achavez0@stanford.edu), or Community Development Chair Emily Wesel (ewesel@stanford.edu) with any questions! 

  • We, the Stanford Democrats, are excited to amplify the relaunch of https://iwillvote.com/, the most comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date source of voting information.

    • The website offers information on ballot drop locations, early vote polling locations, Election Day polling locations, voter registration, best vote-by-mail options based on state and county regulations, and more. Be sure to check out the website, and make sure your friends and family know about it, too!