Do your part in 2022: Volunteer with BCDC

by | Jan 28, 2022 | News Update

With no president on the ballot in 2022, our opponents are counting on you to stay home this election. No phone banking. No door knocking. And especially, no Democrats voting is what they’re hoping for.

Let’s join together to crush their hopes. Plan to attend the Butler County Democratic Committee’s volunteer action fair on Feb. 5 to find out how you can help stop the right-wing takeover of our government at every level. Three critically important seats are up for election this year: 

  • The Pennsylvania governorship being vacated by Tom Wolf 
  • The open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pat Toomey
  • The 16th District congressional seat held by Mike Kelly 

State legislative seats are also on the ballot this year. In other words, voting rights, our education system, and reproductive rights are on the ballot. 

And at the most local level, there are open seats on the Butler County Democratic Precinct Committee, which serves as the eyes and ears on the ground for both the county and state parties.

Simply put, 2022 is a critical year for democracy, from Washington, D.C., all the way down to local elections here in Butler County. Blue candidates are going to need our help – everyone’s help – to ensure victory in the many races of importance this year. 

Will you do your part? Are you interested in getting off the sidelines and using your talents to help? 

Even if you’re on the fence about helping in any capacity, please consider joining the Butler County Dems on Saturday, Feb. 5 for two hours of friendship and action during our Winter Action Fair. Held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tanglewood Senior Center at 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora, PA 16045, this event will serve as a great opportunity and introduction to getting yourself involved! Here are just a few of the places where you might want to volunteer: 

  • Voter Outreach: the single most critical element of any election is making sure voters are educated and engaged with the process, and are familiar with any number of candidates running for state, local or federal office.
  • Get Out the Vote: Elections are won or lost based on the ability of volunteers to galvanize voter turnout, both during primaries and general elections. 
  • Election Day: Elections can be complicated, and our opponents are determined to make it harder to vote. Volunteering to serve at your local precinct during elections goes a very long way in ensuring the integrity and fairness of our elections. 
  • Young Democrats: No party can strive for any kind of success without the involvement and participation of young people, especially newly-registered voters. Getting people interested in our democracy at a young age can spark an interest and involvement that lasts a lifetime. 
  • Communications: The committee is always looking for volunteers to help tell our story, and to communicate effectively on the issues, candidates and platforms of importance to BCDC.
  • Events: Our booths at outdoor festivals and community gatherings allow potential voters to find us. Even if you can just join for a couple hours, your help will be welcome. And we promise you’ll leave feeling more optimistic about the future of Democrats in Butler County.   

Each of these areas is one piece of a much larger puzzle but, when combined, will determine the success of our organization. That’s why it’s vitally important to come learn about volunteer opportunities with the committee. Feel free to bring a friend! 

If you are interested in attending, please click here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/2022-winter-action-fair-rsvp-form