What Can I Do?

The PPDC is proud to be an active participant in the resistance against Republican policies in the era of Trump. It is easy to get disheartened when there is so much chaos around us. The good news is that participating in one of the volunteer opportunities available these days may lead to increased happiness and fulfillment.

Twice Weekly PPDC Code Blue “Flip the House” Phone Banks — PPDC Board Members Tamara Levenson and Melissa Grant each host weekly Code Blue “Flip the House” phone banks. Tamara says she averages between 11 and 17 volunteers a week. “When I first started, I was worried about letting strangers in to my home,” she says. “Now, it’s not a regular week if I don’t have strangers in my house.” Tamara says she has really bonded with the folks who regularly attend the phone banks. Tamara opens her home every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

PPDC board member and President Emerita Melissa Grant hosts phone banks Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. She says the calls are very important: “We help pare down the voter database by eliminating bad phone numbers, identifying strong Trump supporters versus people likely to vote for a Democratic candidate, as well as finding voters who will volunteer,” says Melissa. “This is the same voter database the candidates will use after the primary, so you do make a difference by participating in the phone bank.” The phone banks are making non-candidate-specific phone calls to ID, mobilize, and engage voters to defeat incumbent Republicans. No experience is needed. Training provided. Please bring a phone and a laptop, if able. RSVPs a must. Please follow the link to the PPDC “Take Action” page here: “Flip the House” RSVP.


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