The Nevada State Democratic Party is following best practices as outlined by Governor Steve Sisolak and Nevada health care professionals to reduce the spread of COVID-19. With these guidelines in mind, NV Dems implemented new practices for both our organizing team and headquarters staff as we continue to work full-speed ahead to November.
All NV Dems staff began working from home Monday, March 16th and will continue to do so until social distancing requirements are lifted by Governor Sisolak. In doing so, we adjusted our organizing efforts to eliminate person-to-person contact entirely while continuing to provide Nevadans with a contrast between Trump’s dangerous agenda and Democrats’ work to lift up working families. Despite changing our methods of organizing, our team continues to communicate with Nevadans in every county, to recruit and train volunteers and to register Democrats up and down the state.
During this social distancing period, NV Dems are:
- Engaging Nevadans through traditional phone calls and text messaging
- Reaching voters online through all social media platforms (which you can follow along with on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
- Offering online trainings to volunteers of all experience levels to begin preparation for the general election
- Hosting virtual days of action by hosting phone banks, text banks and encouraging Nevadans to share their stories online
- Encouraging voter registration online and providing guidance for requesting registration forms for those without access to the internet or without a Nevada ID
- Utilizing virtual meetings to continue events like our house parties, volunteer strategy sessions and happy hours
- Recruiting volunteers to help with food and supply deliveries for families in need
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement:
“I am so grateful to Governor Steve Sisolak, our members of Congress and our constitutional officers for fighting on behalf of all Nevadans struggling to get through this difficult time. Our state is safer because of them.
“The daylight of difference between the Trump Administration’s mishandling of this crisis in its early stages and Governor Sisolak’s forward thinking represents the importance of electing informed and dedicated leaders who will put working families first. That’s why we developed unique ways to continue ramping up our organizing efforts ahead of November. Our state cannot afford another four years of Trump’s broken promises and Nevadans will hold him accountable at the ballot box.”
For more information on COVID-19 in Nevada, please visit cdc.gov.