The everlasting pandemic has somewhat constrained our eager team of volunteers as far as opportunities to be of service go. Candidate fund-raisers, where we could cover an array of essential chores, have, shall we say, all but dried-up, and mass mailings, routinely handled by our seasoned Mailing Brigade, have generally gone to the expensive alternative of a professional mailing house.
We have, however, been able to provide safe staffing on a regular rotation at the party’s downtown headquarters, preparing campaign materials for neighborhood walks, greeting visitors, distributing yard signs, answering phones, and handling other clerical duties. Many thanks to Sondra Aggeler, Stephanie Chandler, Jan and Charles Clouse, Jane Fehrenbacher, Gerry Gabowitz, Laurie Guitteau, Martha Hassenplug, Paula Johnson, Joan and Richard Page, and Mary Stoddard for their service in the 2020 campaign. Caroline Gunther and Sally Hearon have joined the Clouses, the Pages, and Martha Hassenplug for the current campaign season.
Last year’s “lock down” did not mean idle hands for the DSC, who organized a vast team of regulars and newcomers to write more than 3,000 postcards to voters around California and out of state, especially to Georgia in its special senatorial election. Deserving recognition for their tireless work and legible handwriting are Sondra Aggeler, Lauren Berris, John Devereaux, Jacqueline Dyson, Ilana Eden, Jane Fehrenbacher, Gail Gillies, Laurie Guitteau, Peter Hasler, Martha Hassenplug, Sally Hearon, Lee Heller, Kathy Houlihan, Majorie McKean, Charlotte MacMillan, Cynthia Marin, Susan Matsumoto, Marcy Mullin, Lee Neill, Joan and Richard Page, Cheryl Rogers, Antonia Robertson, Marian Shapiro, Mary Stoddard, Jill Wilk, and Hap Ziegler.
Currently, the DSC has recruited volunteers to write some 500 Stop the Recall postcards to voters around California. Many of the same volunteers named above are involved, plus several more. Requests to participate have outrun our ability to supply cards and voter addresses–a good problem to have!