Volunteer for Janeese from Home
The safety of our community and our team is more important than anything else. While face-to-face voter interaction is on hold for the time being, we are working to safely keep the campaign active and voters engaged with us.
We’ve rolled out a setup for volunteers to phonebank from home. We have shifts and trainings taking place every single day! Each shift will start with a 30 minute training session for new volunteers, after which you are free to make calls any time you choose.
Shifts are weekdays from 6–9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm. After your first shift, you can make calls whenever is convenient for you.
Sending hand-addressed postcards to Ward 4 voters is a great way to connect with voters about Janeese and demonstrate our grassroots energy. If you want to reach out to voters in a safe, fun, and relaxing way, we will deliver a stack of cards and addresses to your door. Click the form below to request a stack of cards and we’ll be in touch with instructions and materials.
We’re working to create online conversations. We’ll be shifting some of our plans for in-person town halls to an online format like Facebook Live. We are still looking into the most accessible ways to host an event like this and will have more information for you soon.
Keeping Each Other Safe
Washing your hands, social distancing, and staying home are the best ways most of us can help right now — but there is plenty of other aid and support happening in our community. Here’s the comprehensive list of meal sites for students as well as the list of meal sites for seniors. Know your rights: evictions and late fees are prohibited during the state of emergency. If you’ve been laid off, you can file for unemployment insurance. If you run a small business impacted by the shutdown you can apply for economic injury disaster loans. If you need help with groceries or errands, check out this list of neighborhood volunteers in Petworth and Takoma (or sign up to volunteer). The most comprehensive source for more information is coronavirus.dc.gov and more resources are being shared each day. If you know of other resources community members should know about, email us and we’ll signal boost them.