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Case Study: Phones Propel Justice Reform Initiative to Victory

Reform advocates are turning their focus from Capitol Hill to the ballot box to transform our justice system. State Questions 780 and 781 in Oklahoma, both managed by Doug Dodson, took a two-pronged approach to criminal justice reform by reclassifying certain low-level crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, and redirecting the cost savings to address the root causes …

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Party-Building Telephone Town Halls with Michigan Democratic Party

In September 2014, we hosted a statewide Telephone Town Hall for the Michigan Democratic Party to encourage women voters to vote-by-mail this election. The party came to Stones’ Phones with a goal of specifically targeting women to vote in advance of the election while also increasing MDP members. The event featured remarks from State Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer …

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Voters Love Talking About Marijuana

Over the years, from legislative policy to ballot initiatives, Stones’ Phones has worked with drug policy and criminal justice reform partners to pass progressive marijuana measures across the country. Through these experiences, we’ve learned that when marijuana reform is on the ballot, voters love talking about it on Telephone Town Halls. From California to Colorado to DC, …

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GOTV Telephone Town Hall Helps Propel Maryland Delegate to Victory

Knowing that most undecided voters make up their mind in the last week of the election, Maryland Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher decided to host a GOTV Telephone Town Hall on the day before the Maryland primary. Delegate Waldstreicher opened the Telephone Town Hall by stating, “I wanted to make sure that I was accessible to you in order to answer any …

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Award Winning Year for PETA’s Telephone Town Halls

PETA and Stones’ Phones won the prestigious Campaigns & Elections Reed Award and Direct Marketing Association MAXI Award for their innovative Telephone Town Hall “Fundraising Like Rabbits” that raised critical funds for PETA’s campaign to end the use of angora wool in clothing. The campaign showed the routine cruelty these animals endure because of the angora rabbit wool industry. Featuring PETA …

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PETA Wins Prestigious DMAW Maxi Award for Telephone Town Hall

Stones’ Phones and PETA won the Direct Marketing Association of WashingtonMAXI Award for their innovative Telephone Town Hall “Fundraising Like Rabbits” that raised crucial funds for PETA’s education and awareness campaign to oppose the Angora wool industry in China and its corporate supporters internationally. The Telephone Town Hall featured remarks from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, Vice President of International Operations Jason Baker, and Corporate Liaison Anne Kellogg. …

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Stones’ Phones Presents on Nonprofit Fundraising

Marty Stone was joined by Steve Kehrli, Development Director at PETA, at the Direct Marketing Association’s 2014 Washington Nonprofit Conference to present on how nonprofits can maximize their fundraising efforts with members and supporters through Telephone Town Halls. Marty laid out the benefits of using Telephone Town Halls over typical conference calls, which many organizations still use to communicate to …

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Real American Conversations on Animal Farming Practices

Last night, Real American Conversations program held yet another insightful Telephone Town Hall, this time focusing on animal farming practices. The event featured Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to protect farm animals from cruelty and inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals. Real American Conversations encourages discussions …

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