Since the 2016 election there has been a wave of Americans looking for ways they can get more involved in our political and governmental systems. We are a 100% volunteer organization, so there are many different opportunities for you to support our mission of getting more Democrats elected to local, state, and federal office.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.~Author Unknown
If you are ready to get involved simply complete our volunteer form and tell us which option is most interesting to you. Below is a list of some potential ways you can volunteer. Click on any option to get more information.
Talking in person one-on-one to voters makes the biggest impact on elections. As the Pandemic extends into 2022, Covid safety precautions will be practiced by all canvassers. We will be going door to door starting in April and going into October. If you’re a Democrat and interested in becoming a future canvassing volunteer, sign up for links to the sessions here.
Before June we make calls to Democrats to recruit more volunteers. Close to elections we make calls to be sure that supporters do get out and vote. All you need is your cellphone and a computer or tablet and you can call from home. We’ll quickly teach you with an via Zoom how to place the calls and record your responses. Volunteer to phone bank here.
The Johnson County Democratic Party hosts Saturday breakfasts where you can meet other Democrats, our elected officials and candidates. Auxiliary groups such as the Johnson County Young Democrats and Johnson County Democratic Women also hold regular meetings. All in-person gatherings are currently on hold but we’re holding virtual meetings. Sign up for our email newsletter to get reminders about upcoming events or see our Event Calendar.
Socialize with other volunteers, local, state and federal Democratic officials, hear a nationally-known Dem and enjoy a great meal at our Forever the Free State Gala. Proceeds go to support our County Party and candidates. Details and tickets here.
Your donations help keep our office open, pay for printing of Party campaign literature, social media outreach to increase voter awareness and recruit new volunteers and support Democratic candidates from Johnson County. Monthly donations are especially welcome! Donate here.
It’s quick and easy at ksvotes.org to check your registration and make any updates. And if your friends, family or co-workers need to register to vote, just do it at ksvotes.org.
Remind your like-minded family and friends who the Democratic candidates are and when to vote. Increase voter turnout in Kansas by signing up for Voter to Voter.
If you have other talents that you’d like to share, please let us know. Individuals with expertise in social media, data management and graphic design and prior campaign management experience are always welcome. Volunteer your unique talents here.
If you mainly want to help a specific candidate, please contact that campaign. Every Democratic candidate needs a great volunteer or donor like you! Need to know the candidates for your area? Click here to contact us to get help connecting with a campaign.
Want to get involved? Join us as a neighborhood activist! Use your talents and time to inform and engage your Democratic neighbors and get them out to vote in every election. Ways that our neighborhood activists reach their neighbors include going door to door (“canvassing”), sending mailings, calling, dropping off literature, displaying yard signs and emailing. We provide you with the list of voters and a script. Other ways to help is to host outdoor in-person or virtual neighborhood open houses and gatherings to introduce candidates and current Democratic legislators. We provide virtual training and connect you with experienced volunteers who will show you the ropes.
Elected and appointed neighborhood volunteers are called Precinct Committee Leaders (PCL) while others are called Key Volunteers. Whatever the title, we’d love to have you onboard. All volunteers are encouraged to attend monthly volunteer meetings. At these sessions you’ll meet candidates for upcoming elections, hear and learn from other volunteers and your volunteer leaders and more.
Precinct Committee Leaders are involved in voting on the leadership of the County Party. In addition, PCL are expected to:
- Be an advocate for voter registration and voting rights!
- Help the Democratic voters in their precinct get informed on candidates and issues on the ballot for every election.
- Encourage local Democrats to get involved by supporting the party and candidates via our volunteer and donor outreach programs.
- Stay in touch with their Democratic neighbors; listen to their questions or concerns, and bring these concerns back to County Party leaders if further action is needed.
- Actively support and promote our candidates by increasing voter turnout in every election.
- When possible, financially support the County Party.
Ready to volunteer or want to know more? Fill out the volunteer contact form and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for your interest!
There are many local groups such as the Johnson County Young Democrats and the Johnson County North and South Womens groups.