Cal Berkeley Democrats has historically been the foundation of many local field operations. For the 2018 election we held weekly phonebanks for our endorsed candidates, we knocked on every door in Berkeley’s 7th District in order to elect now-Councilmember Rigel Robinson, we also led the student outreach efforts to pass Measures O and P. Historically we have helped register thousands of students to vote, have carried several local and state candidates to victory, and have even travelled to battleground areas to canvass for endorsed candidates.
Over the years we have hosted folks such as the Founders of Pod Save America, Activist DeRay McKesson, Former Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, State Senator Nancy Skinner, MO Secretary of State Jason Kander and CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen
Cal Dems provides a variety of social and professional opportunities. The club is a great place to network and socialize with a group of students bound by common democratic values. Cal Dems members connect to employers through the weekly digest, internship and job fairs, and professional workshops. Many of our alumni are now serving in elected office, working on campaigns, or in legislative offices.