Block Captain Program

Sign Up to be a Block Captain

About the Block Captain Program:

Serving as a Block Captain means you are responsible for connecting with 50 voters in your community 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, Congress and the White House!

The best way to elect Democrats is on a personal level at the doors (or now on the phone!) 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 for those neighbors who 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 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 and we are ready to take our state back.

We now have more than 1,000 Block Captains. If you have any questions about the program, send an email to [email protected]

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 that you are responsible for talking to voters. We train you with online videos that you can watch when it’s best for you as well as in-person trainings that you can attend.

Block Captain Training Handbook

Block Captain Flyer

Training and Canvass 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 trainings in-person (when it is safe) by coming to your community.

Jan. 31,2021

VBM Sign Up + Reminders – 

Block Captains in Lincoln and Omaha will contact their neighbors from Feb 7-28.  We will remind them that there are nonpartisan City Elections coming up and drop off a Voter Guide. 

Block Captains in Greater Nebraska will send their neighbors a note about our accomplishments and thank them for voting.

April 9, 2021

Digital Lit Drop All Block Captains across the state will contact voters in Lincoln and Omaha.  Our Block captains in Greater Nebraska will be asked to adopt a turf in one of the cities. Contacts will be from April 12- May 1.

October TBA, 2021

Issues Survey  

Watch past Block Captain Trainings:

March 30, 2020

Watch here: Being a Block Captain During the Coronavirus

July 10, 2020

Watch here: MiniVan and VBM

Sept. 13,  2020

Video unavailable: Getting Ready for GOTV and Voter Guides

January 25, 2019

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

March 10, 2019

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

May 4, 2019

Watch Here: Looking to 2020, Issue Survey at the Doors

 

Watch 2018 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.