The North Carolina Democratic Party and the state’s Democratic Coordinated Campaign made more than 22,000 phone calls with the help of more than 100 volunteers on the Party’s first-ever Digital Day of Action this weekend. Coordinated Campaign staff also sent more than 9,000 Twitter messages encouraging voters to volunteer.
“Even as the coronavirus pandemic has limited some forms of traditional campaigning, we continue to see overwhelming excitement and support at the grass roots level across North Carolina,” said NCDP Executive Director Meredith Cuomo. “These impressive figures are just the latest demonstration of the enthusiasm our Party is seeing, and Republicans up and down the ballot should be nervous. Digital organizing will continue to be an essential component of our outreach strategy, and after this weekend’s success we look forward to finding innovative new ways of virtually engaging voters all over the Tar Heel State.”
In recent weeks the NCDP has adjusted a number of its voter outreach and fundraising efforts to digital platforms, including successful virtual fundraisers for Council of State candidates and virtual County Conventions last month, which saw record participation. The Party will hold its District Conventions virtually on May 16.
In April alone, the Democratic Coordinated Campaign in North Carolina made over 200,000 calls and recruited over 390 volunteers, 90% of whom had not previously been involved with the effort. To date, the Coordinated Campaign has also hired more than 50 full-time organizers.