Our Campaigns

At the heart of the California Calls’ strategy is a belief that we build power when residents talk to each other about solutions to the problems affecting us all and agree to take action—whether voting or just talking to another neighbor. It’s that simple.

This is why two to three times per year, grassroots leaders from California Calls Anchor organizations across the state reach out to voters to educate and engage them in solving our state’s chronic budget crisis. We are reaching hundreds of thousands of voters through the use of cutting-edge technology as well as more traditional methods like knocking on doors. To date, we have talked to nearly 1 million voters and identified 625,000 of them as supporters.

November 2017

California Calls grassroots leaders contacted 40,610 voters in November 2017 to add their names to a petition in support of Prop 13 reform. 80% of the voters contacted added their name and 80% of voters also said they support the four major policy areas of the Million Voters Project.

May 2017

In May 2017, California Calls contacted 51,880 voters to test their support of the Make it Fair proposal to close the commercial property tax loophole in Proposition 13. 84% of voters agreed that the loophole needed to be closed and 72% of those voters committed to take action and stay informed by joining the We Are California Action Team.

November 2016 – Presidential Election

California Calls Action Fund joined the Million Voter Project in October 2016 for the largest field campaign in the state. California Calls grassroots leaders 246,011 voters by phone and door-to-door in support of three progressive initiatives on the ballot. Of the voters contacted 80% said they would support Proposition 55, 84% said they would support Proposition 56, and 85% said they would support Proposition 57.

June 2016

In May and June of 2016, grassroots leaders and volunteers contacted 99,543 voters. 80% of the voters agreed to join the We Are California Movement and use their power to pass laws that help their neighborhoods at the ballot box and between elections.

June 2015

After the launch of the Make it Fair Campaign, California Calls grassroots leaders contacted 96,733 voters to ask if they support closing the commercial property tax loophole in Prop 13. 75% of voters expressed support for closing the loophole and raising over $9 billion for education and local communities.

November 2014 – Midterm Election

In November 2014, California Calls Action Fund joined forces with PICO California Action Fund to ask voters: Will you vote ‘yes’ to support Prop 47? California Calls Action Fund contacted 145,282 and identified 100,754 as supporters of Prop 47. On election day 54% of supporters went to the polls – a turnout rate 12 points higher than voters statewide.

May 2014

As California’s leaders debated the 2014-15 budget and whether to end cuts for the first time in recent history, we asked 92,638 voters: Do you think California should invest in education, health and other services instead of putting the money away? 82% agreed that it was time to invest in our communities over savings or debt repayment.

October/November 2013

Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, began on October 1, 2013. During our 11th statewide grassroots outreach campaign we asked 101,811 voters if they supported the Affordable Care Act, and if they planned to sign up for the new program. Of the 76% of the voters contacted, 77,483 said they support ACA.

May 2013

As the annual state budget moved toward its conclusion, we asked 93,037 voters who helped pass Prop 30 in November 2012: Do you think schools with the biggest needs should get extra funding? 83% of these voters said yes and were identified as supporters.

November 2012 – Presidential Election

In November 2012, California Calls Action Fund asked 666,202 voters: Will you vote to support Prop 30 by voting yes? The Reclaim California’s Future coalition identified 490,344 as Prop 30 supporters, an unprecedented scale for a community-based field program.