Block Captain Program

About the Block Captain Program:

Serving as a Block Captain means you are responsible for connecting with 50 voters in your neighborhood to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. We adapt the model for Rural Captains, Apartment Captains and Dorm Captains.

We’re ready to take back all levels of government for the people — from city councils and school boards to the Legislature, and Congress!

The best way to elect Democrats is on a personal level at the doors with 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 state level is bad for democracy. Block Captains build relationships with their neighbors and become the point of contact when they have questions or need assistance around election time.

It is clear the Republican Party is now so extreme they have totally lost what it means to serve and to put people first. Whether it is the violent insurrection, separating children and families, allowing giant corporations to pollute the land water, and air, taking away reproductive rights, shutting down the government, and giving the biggest government handout in decades to millionaires and billionaires while pretending they are giving tax cuts to our families or cutting health insurance and food stamps to working families. The GOP is now the party of mean and we are ready to take our state back.

We now have more than 750 Block Captains. If you have any questions about the program, send an email to gina@nebraskademocrats.org

Materials:

We have everything you need to serve as a Block Captain. We give you the “turf” — a fancy name for the list of 50 houses in your community where you are responsible for talking to voters. We train you either with online videos that you can watch when it’s best for you or in-person trainings that you can attend.

Here are some of our resources for Block Captains:

2023 Training Schedule:

We conduct trainings via the Nebraska Democratic Party’s Facebook page (using Facebook Live) in order to prepare Block Captains all across the state. We can also host training sessions for county parties and other groups, just contact Gina Frank.

Block Captains should watch for emails from Gina that includes their voters’ contact information and specific instructions for each round of voter contact.

2023 Training and Contact Schedule:

Contact 1: All Hands on Deck for Lincoln

Training: Apr 1, 2023

Assignment: Block Captains will be tasked with making calls or sending texts for the Lincoln elections.

Contact 2: County Choice 

Block Captains will team up with their local county party to build infrastructure across Nebraska and increase community involvement.

Contact 3: Democrats Deliver

Training September 15 

Assignment: More Details to come!

 

Watch Past Block Captain Trainings:

2018

Block Captain Training for the Primary Election and Basics of Block Captain Program.

How to use your script at the door.

How to use the VAN as a Block Captain. 

2019

Our first 2019 Block Captain training focused on getting everyone back in the swing of things.

Knocking on doors and preparing for Lincoln’s Primary/General Elections (including info for non-Lincoln Block Captains).

Looking to 2020, Issue Survey at the Doors

2020

Being a Block Captain During the Coronavirus

MiniVan and VBM

Video unavailable: Getting Ready for GOTV and Voter Guides

2021

Check-In, VBM Sign Up and Reminders

All-Hands-On-Deck for Omaha and Lincoln

Where Do Nebraska Dems Stand: Issue Survey

2022

Vote in the Primary

Get Ready to Vote By Mail

Midterms GOTV (Get Out The Vote)