Why Join and the Benefits of Membership
Bay Area Democrats is a multi-interest political organization that provides its members with one thing—opportunities. You choose how you support the organization, and we provide you with high quality events and opportunities unparalleled in the Bay Area. We serve members in the nine Bay Area counties who want to stay involved in Democratic politics and support candidates in a meaningful way.
Review your membership payment options below, and join today— click here! Once you have paid membership dues, you will receive an email from a B.A.D. staff member verifying your membership. If you are not already on our free “BAD News” email distribution, your email will be added to our BAD listserv and you will be eligible to attend certain events for free.
Levels of Membership
General Supporter Membership – $150 / Young Professional Membership (35 and Under) $100
By supporting our PAC with an annual membership, your contribution goes to help the candidates that need the most assistance. You’ll also receive regular updates and notice of opportunities to attend exclusive events and meet candidates when they come through town – some free and others at a reduced BAD rate. Recently BAD members were given opportunity to participate in a conference call with California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and Obama campaign manager-in-waiting Jim Messina. This event is among the many opportunities BAD has been able to offer to our members free of charge, and represents the great value of maintaining a membership with our organization.
Emerging Leader Membership – $500
Emerging Leaders receive all the benefits of regular membership plus receive early notification about limited-availability B.A.D. events and the opportunity to purchase tickets to these events before the general public. Additionally, they have the opportunity to utilize our extensive email lists (both paid members and B.A.D. interested individuals) to share with our membership two events per year in the area. Emerging Leaders recently received special early notification and discounted pricing for the events held during President Obama’s trip to the Bay Area, benefiting his 2012 re-election campaign.
County Leader Membership $1,000
In addition to the benefits of our PAC and Emerging Leader memberships, County Leaders have the opportunity to share a greater number of events each year with our extensive membership email lists. You’ll also be included in smaller events with officials and candidates of interest. This past April, County Leaders met with advisor to the Obama Whitehouse Austan Goolsbee for a discussion on the state of the economy and how the Obama Administration plans to manage the challenges ahead.
Major Donor / Board Membership $10,000
Members of our Board help strengthen our PAC so that we can effectively support candidates across the country. Board Members also play an active role in hosting events for candidates at all levels, and enjoy the support of our organization in raising the money needed to pull off a successful event. As a Board Member, you can feel comfortable knowing that when you commit to raising for an event, you will get the notice you need and the support that is necessary to execute fundraisers that are the trademark of any race.
Like County Leaders, your input and interest is crucial in what races we support. In recent months, Board Members have hosted a number of Senators and Congressmen in and around San Francisco, including Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). BAD Board Members play a vital role in the campaigns of many democratic politicians, thereby gaining personal access to some of the country’s top elected officials.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the following address:
Bay Area Democrats
381 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (415) 692-3556.
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