BUILD THE BLUE WAVE
Election organizing actions to take now
The polls for Biden are encouraging but we can’t afford to be complacent. Our best defense against voter suppression, dirty tricks and election theft is to organize record-breaking numbers of voters, producing Democratic landslides in as many states as possible. The more people volunteer to contact voters, the greater the chances of our success.
Join the massive organizing effort already underway to identify and catalyze Democratic voters.
Write. Call. Text. Find what’s right for you.* It's easier than ever to volunteer safely from your own home, on your own schedule. Campaigns identify supporters, send targeted information, and get them to act. They have the strategy. You just need to do some of the work. Help us build the list with other campaigns you recommend.
*For highlights on how the different types of campaign work, see below.
Democratic National Committee - Phone, text
Joe Biden 2020 - Phone, text
Open Progress Text Troop
Indivisible Text, phone, various campaigns
Swing Left Phone, write, various campaigns
Red2Blue Phone, text, write
NextGen AmericaText Team
Resistance Labs Texting Team
ACLU Texting Team
Together for 2020 Texting
Turnout2020 - Phone
Payback Project Text - Senate Races
Reclaim My Vote - Phone, write - fight minority voter suppression
Post Cards to Voters
Progressive Turnout Project - Phone and canvas
Reclaim Our Vote - Writing postcards to minority voters
www.Vote.org - Check your registration, register to vote, request an absentee ballot to vote by mail, find your polling place, get election reminders.
Upper West Side MoveOn / Indivisible - Phone and write. They support voter registration postcard writing and phoning with Reclaim Our Vote, and vote by mail postcard writing with Turn PA Blue. They coordinate virtual Zoom meetings every Saturday for writing letters at home with Vote Forward. Or you can download, print and write letters by yourself. Several major national progressive organizations plan to send 10 million letters this year. Here’s a video.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR TYPE OF CAMPAIGN
Texting or phoning voters in swing states
Both calling and texting require volunteers to sign onto a software platform, follow a script, and record voter data. When you sign up, you’ll be guided to an easy online training. With both, you will be given selected scripts replies.
How to choose? If you enjoy talking to people, give phoning a try. If you dread calling people you don't know, stick with texting. With texting, volunteers sign onto a website, send large numbers of texts quickly, and respond to those who text back. Texting reaches more people (and you can take time for your response). Calling is more personal.
Letter and Postcard Writing
Write letters and postcards to Democratic or likely Democratic registered voters who are infrequent voters in swing states. The letters are stockpiled and then mailed in October. This has been demonstrated to increase actual voting by a meaningful margin. Since many elections are likely to be close, even a small increase in the margin of Democrats voting can be important.
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