DNC, Nebraska Dems Hold Second Virtual Text Bank, Encouraging 17,000 Nebraskans To Vote-By-Mail

Last week, the Democratic National Committee and Nebraska Democratic Party partnered to text more than 17,000 voters in Sarpy County with information on how to request a mail-in ballot for the general election. This follows an initial text bank that contacted 110,000 voters in Douglas County.

“Nobody should be forced to choose between their health and their vote,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. “It’s never been more important for voters to make their voices heard, and we are using every tool at our disposal to ensure Nebraskans have a plan to vote this year.”

“Nebraska Democrats are putting our foot on the gas,” said Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb. “We won’t allow others to use this crisis to silence Nebraskans in the most important election of our lifetimes. Voters are energized like never before, and we’re working every day to ensure that energy is channeled into the ballot box.”

This texting campaign comes as Democrats have shifted to virtual organizing tactics in the midst of COVID-19. The DNC’s acquisition of tens of millions of cell phone numbers earlier this year has allowed Democrats in Nebraska and across the country to seamlessly transition to digital-only organizing by improving voter contact and strengthening data infrastructure. Democrats have also recently launched vote-by-mail text banks in Pennsylvania, Florida, Maine, and Georgia.