Together, working as a team, we can elect Democratic candidates in every election or you can make a difference in Wilton by volunteering for Wilton’s boards and committees. Here’s how you can get involved:
Join the campaign team
We have an active group of volunteers, all dedicated to make a difference in our community, state, and nation. We’re active year-round representing Democrats in town activities, organizing fundraisers and other events, and communicating about local, state, and national issues through social media and newsletters. During election cycles we’re usually involved in literature drop, canvassing, running a headquarters and community events. While COVID is still with us we will run some meetings on Zoom, or gather as safely as possible. Help us with phone banks, writing postcards, hosting online events or events in your home, and distributing or hosting yard signs. It’s also great way to meet with other Democrats in town. Please join us! Fill out the form on this page and we’ll be in touch with you right away!
Canvass for candidates
Meeting your neighbors at their door turns out to be the very best way to let people know about upcoming elections and to motivate people to come out to vote. If you’ve done it before, you know it’s actually fun — we go to Democratic households in most cases, and the people we meet at doors are almost always eager to talk, especially in municipal elections when the goverance of our town in on the line. You can sign up to canvass yourself, OR to drive a candidate or canvasser around Wilton. Fill out the form on this page and we’ll be in touch with you right away!
Postcards written to your neighbors really helps motivate people to come out to vote. In previous cycles our postcard parties have been a big hit, but you can also pick up postcards to write at home: we supply postcards and a list of addresses and a script (your own words are often best!). Fill out the form on this page and we’ll be in touch with you right away!
Write letters to the Editor
Share your views on the candidates and issues that are important to you — your opinions matter! Every letter supporting your Democratic candidates makes a difference to your neighbors, and we encourage you to share your views. We can help write letters if you wish — contact Jane Rinard.
Host an event for a candidate
Is there a candidate you particularly wish to support? Consider hosting a small event (online or at your home) with your friends and neighbors. We can help set it up! It’s a great way for you and your neighbors and friends to get to know a candidate and an opportunity to convey your views to candidates and hear about their vision for Wilton in more detail — contact Jane Rinard.
Follow us on Social Media and get our newsletter
Please LIKE our DTC Facebook page – when you see posts by the DTC and Candidates, it is very helpful to 1) LIKE them, 2) SHARE them on your own page and 3) COMMENT on posts. Doing all these actions will spread their impact and keep our Democratic community up to date and engaged.
To volunteer your help with social media, our website, or newsletters, contact Leslie Holmes
Word of Mouth
Getting up to speed on the issues and our candidates’ positions and communicating with your friends and neighbors is extremely helpful. In today’s environment, sending out personalized emails to your friends supporting candidates is very effective.
You can always contribute directly to help us elect Democrats (up to $2,000 per person each year). CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE.
Volunteer on Election Day
The Wilton Registrars always need volunteers to help staff the polls on election day. Contact Democratic Registrar Karen Birck.
Make a Difference in Wilton
Serving on a town board or committee is one of the most important ways you can participate in, and affect, Wilton’s future. The Democratic Town Committee welcomes both unaffiliated voters and registered Democrats as potential nominees for these seats. We trust that the DTC’s commitment to fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, compassionate treatment of employees and an inclusive and tolerant political discourse are your values as well. Below is link to view currently open positions, and information about expressing interest.
Boards and Committees
View Open Positions on the Wilton town website.
To express interest:
Interested registered Democrats please contact Savet Constantine of the Democratic Town Committee.
Read more about how boards and committees are formed on the Wilton Town Website