You can help get out the progressive vote in our candidates’ districts and get them elected — from anywhere in the world! Google Voice/Hangouts and other VOIP and texting apps makes this especially easy. We also use texting for special rapid-response organizing needs as they arise.
To join the texting group, the easiest path is to just go here and submit your email address.
1. Join the Our Revolution Call Team.
- Here is where you start: ourrev.us/call. You’ll be walked through the account setup and phonebanking process in the Our Revolution Guide to Phonebanking.
- Optional but helpful: Go to the
#call_team channelto chat with other volunteer callers and get notices from leaders when callers are needed. It’s fun to call and chat with others while watching your calls get counted. Lines open at the scheduled times you see on the site so you’re calling during an appropriate hour.
- This Introduction to Phonebanking (Video) explains why and how we call voters to build support for candidates.
- This Introduction to V2V Calling explains V2V (Volunteer to Volunteer) calling, which we do to build our local groups by reaching out to individuals in their area who have expressed support for Our Revolution.
2. Text for Our Revolution
- Here is where you start. Textbanking works a lot like phonebanking, but it requires use of Slack. (See above.) Coordinating with others via Slack, you will use the Our Revolution database and call system to send text messages to people in coordinated GOTV (get out the vote) campaigns, from local to state to federal elections.
- Go through the FAQ and Self-Training on Trello.
- Finish your training with a texting team mentor on Slack.
Other Ways to Resist the Right from Outside the United States:
- Text “resist” to Resistbot on @Telegram, @Messenger, @Viber, or 50409 on SMS. Resistbot will help you write to your officials. ✊🤖 https://resist.bot/
- Fax your Congressional representatives for free over the internet. https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php
- Take part in Democrats Abroad’s Tiny Actions.
- Helpful tips when calling your congressional representatives (Democrats Abroad)
- Use the Grassroots Phone Banking system to make calls for progressive causes if you just can’t get enough phone banking from Our Revolution.