Time to Step Up and Get Steps – Precinct Walking

One of the missions of ECDC is to elect democratic candidates.  This means walking literature to El Cerrito and Kensington houses to inform resident who we support.  After the August meetings, ECDC will have endorsed several candidates for the November election, and the rubber needs to hit the road – literally.  We have about 75 separate 1-hour walks in El Cerrito and Kensington.  We walk from the third weekend in September to the second weekend in October.  ECDC needs volunteers for this fall’s walking campaign.  You can help in one of three ways!

Campaign Coordinator: The Coordinator sets up the walk maps, arranges and manages the literature stuffing and organizes the volunteers on two organized campaign days.  This is about a 5 hour a week task between September 1 and October 11.

Literature counters/stuffers: These volunteers bundle literature into groups of 10, 20 and 50.  This helps the Coordinator to get the right number of flyers into each walk folder.

Walkers: Get your steps in as you walk around various neighborhoods in El Cerrito and Kensington.  We bundle into 50 to 75 household walks over a 6 to 8 block area.  Designed to take about 60 to 90 minutes to walk to the target households, we are looking for 30 to 40 volunteers to each do one to three routes.  Yes, you can do more, and, every little bit helps.

To volunteer, please email Greg Lyman at gblyman@comcast.net.

Volunteers Valued at ECDC

In 2006 and 2008 I organized the club’s campaign walks as a volunteer.  That is how I began to participate in the El Cerrito Democratic Club.  It was a discreet task with a defined goal – get the club’s endorsements to the residents of El Cerrito.  It was a way to help the club function and achieve its mission.  The club does not walk endorsements every year, just even years, however, we have other activities that do occur every year and your help would be appreciated.  Since this is an election year, with a few more activities than non-campaign years, we have even more opportunities for you to help!  Here is a list of six (6) volunteer opportunities in 2018:

  • Organize endorsement walks in May
  • Register voters at Loving Day in June
  • Staff our booth on the 4th of July
  • Assist at the endorsement forum on Saturday the 25th of August
  • Organize endorsement walks in September
  • Set-up and staff the Annual Dinner in October

Also, we would appreciate a helper to set up the monthly meetings and clean up at the end.  If you are interested in any of these tasks, please see President Janet Abelson or me at one of the next meetings or email Janet at ECDC.Pres@gmail.com.

On behalf of the Board, I thank everyone who plans to volunteer,

-Greg Lyman