DNC, Nebraska Dems Text 110,000 Nebraskans Encouraging Vote-By-Mail

This week, the Democratic National Committee and Nebraska Democratic Party held a virtual text bank encouraging Nebraskans to fill out and return an application to receive a mail-in ballot for the general election. Some 75 volunteers texted approximately 110,000 voters in Douglas County, continuing Democrats’ months-long effort to ensure voters can safely cast their ballots.

“Nebraskans have a right to make themselves heard without putting themselves in harm’s way,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. “Our democracy is strongest when every voter can participate, and Democrats are using every tool we have to ensure that this pandemic isn’t used as an excuse to suppress our right to vote. By contacting and mobilizing Nebraska voters now, we’re laying the groundwork to maximize turnout in November.”

“We’re working to ensure that every Nebraskan has the information they need to safely vote,” said Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb. “Our circumstances and tactics have changed, but our mission remains the same: reaching and mobilizing Nebraskans to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November.”

This week’s 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.