Get Out the Vote with NYC-DSA

If we want to change our laws, we’re going to need socialists on our side.

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. We believe that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. NYC-DSA is a chapter of the national DSA.

We need your help to Get Out The Vote with NYC-DSA! Get Out the Vote, or GOTV, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when we turn out our voters to the polls while making sure they have the right information to cast their ballots for our slate of Brooklyn candidates. (More on that below!)

Through Election Day on June 23, we’ll be doing a lot for GOTV — phonebanking around the clock, texting voters, hanging door-hangers on our neighbors’ doors to remind them to vote, driving “sound cars” through the campaigns’ districts, tabling in public parks and anywhere else we can. There’s a LOT to do, and we need all hands on deck.
What are we doing?
We’re painting the town red.
How do we get there?
Sign up to Get Out the Vote between now and Election Day.

FAQ

Why do we care about the upcoming New York primary on June 23? Over the past weeks, we’ve watched Democrats stand idly by in the face of mass calls for justice, instead deploying the police to attack protesters who dared to say Black Lives Matter. It’s a stark reminder that voting blue is not enough — we have to elect socialists who will fight alongside us for the social programs we so desperately need, like universal healthcare, a housing guarantee and worker protections. We need to defund the police and fund the real programs that keep us safe.


Why are we phonebanking? Our past campaigns (for candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Julia Salazar) have been built on people power — we’ve won by knocking on doors and talking to our neighbors about the issues that matter to all of us. This time, we can’t knock on doors. These races between socialists and the Democratic Establishment have never been easy, but it’s much, much harder when our key organizing tactic is off the table. We’re calling our neighbors because we know that talking to them works, even if it’s over the phone. And for those of us who can’t take to the streets, as well as those who can, it’s another powerful way to harness our collective voice.
One last thing: Share your story. Part of being a socialist is talking with new people and bringing them into the movement. Our work isn’t impactful if we do it alone; the working class must fight for its freedom alongside others. That’s why we share our personal stories — to invite people into the work.

Generate a #DSAPhonebanks photo by (1) writing why you phonebank for the NYC-DSA slate, (2) uploading a photo of yourself and (3) hitting "generate" to download your image.

Then share on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! A few things to keep in mind:

  • Use our hashtag #DSAPhonebanks
  • Include this link so others can sign up to phonebank with you: http://nycdsaphonebanks.com
  • Tag @nycdsa so we can share your story!
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