Current Phonebanking Opportunities

2022 Pennsylvania Elections Quick Links

Scroll down for phone banking tips and to learn about our candidate!

Join A Virtual Phonebanking Event

Join Sister District MA-RI Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm and Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30pm

Sign up to join on the SDP MA-RI Mobilize page.

Each virtual phonebank over Zoom includes training for new phonebankers (returning callers can jump right in). We share successes and address questions throughout and veteran phonebank leaders will help you get comfortable, increase your effectiveness, and make sure you have a great experience. You can stay muted and connected the whole time, or disconnect and join us when we break. Come one, come all!

Make Calls On Your Own

Want to make calls on your own time? Terrific! Contact us at team@sisterdistrictma.com for instructions.

What You Need To Make Calls

  • a comfortable spot with your computer/tablet and phone. You'll probably call from your own phone - these are down-ballot, underfunded candidates, so no frills;

  • Zoom login information to join the event (you'll receive connection details after you sign up through our Mobilize page);

  • information about the candidates folks might ask (see below, we've got the highlights!);

  • a pen and paper to keep a call tally (we'll ask you to report your calls to help us track our effort and impact);

  • earbuds or headphones. Optional, but useful for hands-free dialing;

  • and an ActionID account to access VPB (the virtual phone bank system we use to make calls). Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information about ActionID accounts and password reset shortcuts.

To Begin, Learn About The Candidates

Knowing a bit about the candidates and/or having their website and dossier easily accessible will make your life easier as you make calls and voters have questions! We suggest choosing a couple of key issues to learn about and highlight:

Dan Williams has represented his neighbors in the 74th District since 2018. A resident of Chester County for over three decades, he attributes his hard-fought victory to a commitment to his community, where he is a Senior Pastor at the Christ Fellowship Church in Coatesville, and cares for his family as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

https://dan4pa74.com/

About the District

An hour west of Philadelphia, the 74th State House District is largely white, suburban, and working-class. The district narrowly favored Biden in 2020 and is home to three congressional seats, one of which leans Republican.


Top Talking Point

Dan delivers for his community. He’s supported over 300 bills to improve lives in real ways, fighting to raise the minimum wage, protect workers, and fund public schools. He also treats neighbors like family and works tirelessly to serve those he represents; in the past five years, he has resolved over 2,000 cases for his constituents.


Key Issues

  • LABOR
    As a former Teamster and UPS Supervisor, Dan understands the importance of job protections. In 2021, he authored the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PA-PRO), supporting workers’ rights to unionize, negotiate contracts, and go on strike. He is also fighting to cover the costs of certification, medical care, and training for volunteer first responders as a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.


  • EDUCATION
    Dan is a fierce advocate for public schools, supporting increased teacher’s wages and reduced class sizes. He also backs plans to redirect state funds while cutting taxes for the elderly, reducing the burden on seniors while ensuring equitable funding for students.


Why This Race Matters

Reelecting Dan Williams is crucial if we hope to take control of the Pennsylvania state legislature and protect the gains we’ve made since 2020– there is no path to victory without him. In a state with narrow margins, an open governor’s seat, and continued attacks on election administration, we need to ensure that there is a democratically appointed Secretary of State, and to do this, we must protect incumbents like Dan Williams.


Notable Endorsements

  • President Barack Obama

  • Rep Chrissy Houlahan

  • Moms Demand Action

  • SEIU

  • Planned Parenthood PA

  • Conservation Voters of PA


Pennsylvania Calendar

  • Monday, May 2, 2022: Voter Registration Deadline (Primary)

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Deadline to request absentee ballot (Primary)

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Primary

  • Monday, October 24, 2022: Voter Registration Deadline (General)

  • Tuesday, November 1: 2022: Deadline to request absentee ballot (General)

  • November 8, 2022: Election Day


Other Useful Information and Resources

Need Help Logging Into Your ActionID Account?

Sister District Project uses OpenVPB, an interactive phonebanking system. Before making calls or joining a virtual phonebanking session, you'll need to set up your ActionID account. If you've made calls with other organizations, you may already have an account.

  • Already have an account, but forgot your login information? Reset your password.

  • Need to create an account? Sign up for an ActionID account. You'll need that account to log into OpenVPB and make calls.