Become a Block Captain

The Republican Party shut down the government because they could not come to the table to find a permanent solution for Dreamers and kids who rely on CHIP for health insurance. The Republican Party also gave the biggest government handout in decades to millionaires and billionaires while pretending they are giving tax cuts to our families. The threats to the environment, workplace protections, and Obamacare occur on a daily basis.

We are angry and ready to take Congress back for the people. The best way to elect Democrats is on a personal level at the doors–conversations about how to vote and the issues we care about. We must communicate our values. We know the current one-party rule at the national and state level is bad for democracy.

The Nebraska Democratic Party is launching a new Block Captain program where you are responsible for connecting with voters in your community to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

Sign up to serve as a Block Captain: https://takeitback.com

When you sign up to be a Block Captain you agree to canvass 50 houses in your neighborhood 3 times a year. This is a commitment of about 9 hours a year that will help elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

Sign up to serve as a Block Captain: https://takeitback.com

Our goal is to train 1,000 Block Captains across Nebraska. We will transform the way we turn out our neighbors and we will win elections with the grassroots leading the way.

Sign up to serve as a Block Captain: https://takeitback.com

We know some Nebraskans cannot commit the 9 hours a year to serve as a Block Captain, but grassroots donations help win elections as well–sign up as a Monthly Donor.

Training and Canvass Schedule

We conduct trainings via FaceBook live in order to prepare Block Captains all across the state. You can watch the training from your home on Facebook or you can join us in Lincoln at the NDP office (201 North 8th Street, #210, Lincoln). Click here for the block captain flyer that gives an overview of training and canvass schedule.

Block Captain Training: Getting Ready for 2018
March 3rd 2-4pm
Online via Facebook Live and NDP office, 201 N 8th St., # 210, Lincoln, NE, 68508
Facebook RSVP

1st Block Captain Canvass: Collecting Vote By Mail Applications and Registering Voters
March and April

Block Captains canvass the 50 houses in their community that are assigned to them during these two months–the Block Captains choose the day and time that is best for them to canvass during these two months.

Block Captain Training: Effective Door to Door Canvassing:
July 14th 2-4pm
Online via Facebook Live and NDP office, 201 N 8th St., # 210, Lincoln, NE, 68508
Facebook RSVP

2nd Block Captain Canvass: Talking About Critical Issues with Voters
July and August

Block Captains canvass the 50 houses in their community that are assigned to them during these two months–the Block Captains choose the day and time that is best for them to canvass during these two months.

Block Captain Training: Get Out the Vote
October 6th 2-4pm
Online via Facebook Live and NDP office, 201 N 8th St., # 210, Lincoln, NE, 68508
Facebook RSVP

3rd Block Captain Canvass: Getting Out the Vote for Democrats
October and November

Block Captains canvass the 50 houses in their community that are assigned to them during these two months–the Block Captains choose the day and time that is best for them to canvass during these two months.

**Note: the website to sign up for a Block Captain is technology that the DCCC set up for all State Parties. The Nebraska Democratic Party staff will be in touch no later than one week after you sign up. This is a program run by the NDP at the local level and if you have questions please email ronr@nebraskademocrats.org.

Election Dates

Primary Election Day: May 15, 2018 (or vote early in person or via mail)

Election Day: Nov. 6, 2018 (or vote early in person or via mail)

All of these dates are explained below and on the NE SOS site.

Register to Vote Via Mail and Online the Deadlines are April 30 for the Primary and Oct. 19 for the General.

Register to Vote In-Person, until 6:00pm, at your County Elections office. The deadlines are May 4 for the Primary and October 26 for the General.

Request Vote By Mail Ballot In-person or by Mail Deadline: May 4 for the Primary and Oct. 26 for the General.

April 9 is when the Primary Ballots to those who requested to vote by mail gets sent to voters.

April 16 is when you can start to vote early in-person at your County Election office. Early voting in-person ends May 14 for Primary.

Oct. 1 is when the General Ballots to those who requested to vote by mail get sent to voters.

Oct. 8 is when you can start to vote early in-person at your County Election office. Early voting in-person ends Nov. 5 for the General.