Become a Block Captain

We are ready to take back all levels of government for the people from Legislature to Regent to School Boards to City Councils and to Congress. 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.

It is clear the Republican Party is now so radical and so extreme they have totally lost what it means to serve and to put people first. Whether it is separating children and families, shutting down the government, 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.

You can serve as a Block Captain where you are responsible for connecting with 50 voters in your community to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

Sign up to serve as a Block Captain

When you sign up to be a Block Captain you agree to canvass 50 houses in your neighborhood. This is a commitment of about 2 hours each time you knock your 50 doors. This is the BEST WAY you can help elect Democrats.

We have over 500 Block Captains across Nebraska.

Block Captains will transform the way we talk to our neighbors. We are winning elections with the grassroots leading the way.

We know some Nebraskans cannot commit to canvassing, please consider a donation to help win elections–sign up as a Monthly Donor.

The Block Captain program is run by the NDP at the local level and if you have questions please email ronr@nebraskademocrats.org

Materials:

We have everything you need to serve as a Block Captain. We give you the “turf” which is a fancy name for the list of 50 houses in your community you are responsible for knocking the doors and talking to voters. We train you with online videos that you can watch when its best for you as well as in-person trainings that you can attend.

See the Block Captain Training Handbook

See the Block Captain Flyer

Training and Canvass Schedule:

We conduct trainings via FaceBook live in order to prepare Block Captains all across the state. We also host trainings in-person.

Block Captain Canvass: Talking About Critical Issues with Voters
August and September (exact days and times are up to each Block Captain)

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. We are collecting voter registration, vote by mail applications and asking voters if they plan to vote for all the Democrats on the ballot.

Big Barn Block Captain Bash
October 7th 2-4pm
Online and training in person at a location at Roca Ridge Events, Kearney, North Platte and Alliance
Facebook RSVP

Block Captain Canvass: Getting Out the Vote for Democrats
October and November (exact days and times are up to each Block Captain)

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. We are handing out Slate Cards so voters know who the Democrats are on the ballot and making sure people know where to vote and when to send their ballots back if voting by mail.

Watch Block Captain Trainings:

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

Critical Election Dates:

All of these dates are explained below are also on the Nebraska Secretary of State site.

July 8: Voters can start to submit the Vote By Mail application indicating you want a ballot mailed to you, submit this form to vote by mail.

Oct. 1: Ballots to those who requested to vote by mail start to get sent to voters.

Oct. 9: You can start to vote early in-person at your County Election office. Early voting in-person ends Nov. 5.

Oct. 19: Deadline to Register to Vote via mail and online.

Oct. 26: Deadline to Register to Vote in-person, until 6:00pm, at your County Elections office.

Oct. 26: Deadline to Request Vote By Mail  (the earlier you submit this form to vote by mail the better).

Nov. 6: Deadline for your Vote By Mail ballot to get to your County Election office.

Nov. 6: Election Day, polls open 8am-8pm CT. Find your polling location.

Previous Trainings and Canvasses:

Block Captain Training: Getting Ready for 2018
March 3rd
View training online

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 chooses 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
View training online

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 chooses the day and time that is best for them to canvass during these two months)