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Manual Texting a Cost-Effective and Award-Winning Tool for Ballot Chase

The Portland Community College sought to pass a measure to provide continued dedicated funding for classroom technology and job training programs. Stones’ Phones, Wheelhouse NW, Prof. Chris Mann, and the PCC Forward campaign teamed up for an innovative SMS GOTV effort and field experiment. In an all-mail ballot environment, we sought to increase turnout through …

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The Dos and Don’ts of GOTV Calls

Every election presents candidates with one fundamental challenge: getting voters to the polls. This is especially true during midterm elections when voters have less of an interest in the political process. Making GOTV calls can easily make or break a campaign on Election Day. Be sure to make your GOTV calls are as well crafted …

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Door-to-Door Canvassing Vs. Phone Calls: Choosing the Most Effective Way to Reach Out to Voters

Door-knocking has traditionally been one of the most popular campaign strategies to increase voter turnout. Still favored by many candidates across the country, door-to-door canvassing remains a leading method in reaching out to voters. However, many canvassers would attest that door-knocking can sometimes be problematic since people have become less willing to talk to strangers. …

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Activating Rural Grassroots Networks with Influential Live Calls

Finding Influential Rural Messengers One of the biggest challenges facing any campaign is finding the activist-supporters who are trusted voices in their community and can spread the campaign’s message. Particularly in rural areas, where progressives have difficulty connecting with voters, innovative outreach techniques can help organize supporters and win elections. Oklahoma State Question 777, a so-called …

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How to Run a Robust Early Vote Phone Program: Electing the First Latina Senator

In 2016, Stones’ Phones oversaw a Pollie Award-winning phone campaign to turn out record numbers of early voters in the Nevada Senate race. It was projected to be among the closest in the country, with Republican Joe Heck enjoying a slight advantage over Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. We needed historic Democratic turnout, in particular Latino voters, to …

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