Committee Spotlight: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

This issue of 63 Magazine, we’re highlighting the amazing work of our national Democratic committees to show you some of the work happening around you, to introduce you to opportunities that exist outside of your current campaign, and to help you learn how you can contribute to their organizing efforts.

Committee:

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)

Mission:

The DSCC is the only organization solely dedicated to electing a Democratic Senate. This year the DSCC is focused on taking back the Senate majority from the Republicans, giving the next Democratic president a Democratic Senate to work with.

Approach:

From grassroots organizing to candidate recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight races, the DSCC supports and advises every aspect of US Senate races in targeted states for both challengers and incumbents.

Organizing Efforts:

Grassroots organizing is a crucial piece of any Senate campaign. Senate races need organizers who are able to build a statewide network of supporters for voter registration, persuasion and turnout activities. Almost all top Senate races will build a sizable organizing team to oversee these efforts and the DSCC works with races to ensure they have the people and resources needed to win.

Get Involved:

If you’re interested in helping Democrats take back the US Senate, email your resume and cover letter to campaignjobs@dscc.org. You can keep up with the DSCC and Senate races across the country on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

All organizers in states with competitive Senate races should keep in mind how close we are to taking back the Senate, how important it is to have a Democratically-controlled Senate and how crucial it is to ensure voters know to vote for Democrats up and down the ticket, not just for a particular candidate.

We only need to win four races to retake control of the US Senate. From 2010–2014, control of the Senate is what allowed Democrats to stop the extreme tea party agenda of the Republican House. In 2017, without a Democratic Senate, it will be nearly impossible for our next Democratic President to enact her agenda.

The good news is that since Senators are elected statewide, if there’s a Senate race in your state, you can help the candidate no matter where in the state you’re working or what type of race you’re working on. Just make sure that when you or your volunteers are talking to voters, the importance of supporting the entire Democratic ticket is mentioned, including the candidate for US Senate. Higher turnout helps everyone when our supporters know to vote for all our candidates.
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