DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF VENTURA
We believe that politics is not a spectator sport!
We are a group of individuals who make a difference together! Through grassroots activism we strengthen our voice and build relationships that help achieve our goals. Registering voters and supporting and electing good candidates are our goals,
We are volunteers and by volunteering and working together all of us can positively affect our community. We are excited to bring activist trainings, and a host of opportunities, to our members so that together we have a bigger impact and can make our voices heard on important issues. We promote justice for all!
We want to be sure to provide you with ways to get involved immediately. Please read about our committees below and choose one that is right for you. (more information coming soon to this page)
The DCV is a chartered affiliate of the Ventura County Democratic Party.
We represent the City of Ventura's Democratic voters as members of the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee (VCDCC), and the VCDCC is represented in the California Democratic Party (CDP). Together we are stronger.
How Can You Get Involved?
Please check our club calendar for upcoming meetings
We study issues and write letters to express our positions and priorities to elected leaders and newspaper editors. We provide sample letters and/or talking points for members to use, maintain contact lists, and coordinates volunteers to write and send the letters in a timely manner. We also draft resolutions and present them to the general membership for approval.
The communications committee is responsible to publicize club functions such as; meetings, fundraisers and events to club members and the community. Management of social media platforms, creation and distribution of newsletters, action alerts, press releases, and e-blasts all fall under the communications committee duties. Next meeting: TBD
Events and Fundraising Committee
The Fundraising Committee makes it possible for us to support and help develop our local candidates for the local school board and city council levels. This gives them the tools to represent us at higher levels in the future. This committee also coordinates the club’s presence at local events like the Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Ventura 4th of July Street Fair and the Ventura County Fair. It may also suggest other events where we should be visible and coordinates with event organizers for our club to be there. The event volunteers are the public face of the club. They also register voters at recurring venues like the Farmers Market, and seek out other meetings, marches, parades and fairs where we can present our message and gain new allies.
Field Operations Committee
The Field Operations Committee encompasses a variety of election activities. They develop a city wide schedule and plan for Democratic Club of Ventura activities, which includes voter registration, precinct walking, phone banking, and any other activities related to local elections including Get Out the Vote (GOTV). This committee coordinates with the VCDCC.
Any member who attends meetings of another activist or advocacy group may become a liaison between our club and their organization. This keeps us informed of activities going on around us and provides new opportunities for action. These groups include, but are not limited to, community councils, environmental organizations, League of Women Voters, Crisis Centers, Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network, Ventura County Women’s Political Council, Ventura City Council, County Board of Supervisors, CA Assembly, CA Senate.
The Membership Committee maintains an accurate membership list, is responsible for sign-in sheets at meetings, and provides name tags for members. In addition, they reach out to registered Democrats and invite them to join us.
The Program Committee helps to educate members and the public by researching and scheduling speakers and videos for the monthly meetings. These may include local elected officials or candidates, government managers, authors and speakers from civic organizations. They also take on the responsibility to secure our meeting locations and provide set up and breakdown support in cooperation with the Membership Committee.