Virtual Phonebanking with the Coordinated Campaign
by Conner Jure, Regional Organizing Director with the Florida Democratic Party
I keep hearing about the Coordinated Campaign. What is it?
The Coordinated Campaign is, in some ways, the Biden Campaign. But Coordinated Campaigns work with other candidates and groups to make sure we talk about – and elect – Democrats up and down the ticket. Here in Pinellas, we have an awesome relationship with the county party (Pinellas Democratic Party chair Barbara Scott, is, quite literally, one of my favorite people ever) and we have many series of events and calls with other candidates up and down the ticket to truly make this a coordinated effort.
How can we HELP the Coordinated Campaign?
The Organizing Department of the Coordinated Campaign has set up “Virtual Phonebank Hubs” (VPHs) throughout the state. You can think of these VPHs as virtual offices – folks who will greet you as soon as you sign on, train you on voter contact, troubleshoot any issues or hard-pressing questions from voters, and – my favorite part – the opportunity to meet and hang out with really inspiring and incredibly hardworking organizers. We have training shifts available daily at 12p, 3p, and 6p, and a 9a shift available on Saturdays. We have four VPHs across Pinellas, and they are broken down by state house district.
Grab a Virtual Phonebank Shift!
Regional contact: Conner Jure email@example.com
HD64/HD65 contact: Molly Roy firstname.lastname@example.org
HD67 contact: Danny Browner email@example.com
Regional contact: Hannah Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
contact: Chrys Kapelonis email@example.com
contact: Jeannie Suazo firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking to schedule people out throughout the rest of the election – which is only 17 days – so when you open these sign-up links, have your calendar available! We are also looking for volunteer leaders – tech savvy folks to help run trainings and support our VPHs with misc tasks as they arise.
I’m a St. Petersburg native – I attended the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. I got my first campaign experience in 2018 when I joined the Florida Coordinated Campaign as an Organizer while taking a semester off from college. Since then, I went up to New Hampshire to work on Cory Booker’s campaign for the “First In The Nation Primary” as an Organizer; I also became the NH Distributed Organizing Lead. I came back home in February to become a Regional Organizing Director with the Florida Democratic Party.