100 days from the election, Virginia Democrats’ virtual campaigning yields impressive voter contact numbers
RICHMOND, VA — 100 days out from the November election, the Democratic Party of Virginia’s coordinated campaign has already made impressive levels of voter contact and mobilization through virtual events. The statewide organizing campaign working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot has already:
- Sent over 2 million text messages
- Held over 2,000 virtual events
- Made over 100,000 phone calls
- Completed over 700 volunteer shifts
This level of mobilization is unprecedented for a campaign being organized virtually in order to keep volunteers and organizers safe. In contrast, Virginia Republicans have been holding in-person events indoors without masks, undermining safety guidelines, and downplaying the severity of the pandemic for political gain.
“These numbers are just the latest sign that Democrats in Virginia are fired up and ready to do everything possible to elect Joe Biden, reelect Mark Warner, and keep the Congressional seats we won in 2018. Our coordinated campaign has built a digital organizing infrastructure unlike anything done in our Commonwealth before. We’ve kept our volunteers safe while still mobilizing Democrats to make millions of voter contacts,” said DPVA Communications Director Grant Fox.
“The incredible grassroots support we have already seen for Mark Warner and Democrats up and down the ticket is a testament to the fact that Virginians believe Mark is where they need him to be: in the United States Senate, doing his job to pull our country through this crisis,” said Bruce Sinclair, Senator Mark Warner’s Campaign Manager. “Mark has been focused on protecting and expanding access to health care and fighting to deliver lasting economic relief to Virginians struggling during the Covid-19 crisis. By contrast, his opponent spends his days undermining commonsense public health initiatives, calling masks ‘tyranny’ and praising President Trump’s failure to contain the virus as ‘great leadership.’ The stakes couldn’t be higher and as a campaign our efforts are fully focused on reminding voters to vote early by mail, early in-person beginning on September 19th, and in person on November 3rd.”
“In just 100 days, Virginians will vote to restore leadership, values, and compassion to the White House. Since the overwhelming enthusiasm we saw on Super Tuesday for Joe Biden, it is clear that Virginians are energized to come out and vote at this critical time in our nation’s history. We look forward to continuing our coordinated efforts and keep Virginia blue,” said Joe Biden’s Virginia State Director Chris Bolling.
Leading up to the 100 days benchmark, Virginia Democrats have also been headlining virtual events highlighting how Joe Biden’s plans to Build Back Better will improve the lives of Virginians. On Thursday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Majority Leader Charniele Herring (Alexandria), and State Senator Jennifer McClellan (Richmond) hosted a virtual roundtable on Biden’s plan to build a 21st century caregiving workforce. In previous weeks, virtual roundtables have been headlined by former Governor Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Del. Charniele Herring (Alexandria), and Del. Jeion Ward (Hampton).