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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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Marijuana on The Ballot

It is a raging debate: Would there be an increase in voter turnout solely because marijuana is on the ballot? Stones’ Phones sought to answer this question in a recent live ID call program in Florida, where medical marijuana will be on the ballot this November. The call was placed to five-thousand random voters, but it was …

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Convince Yourself to Vote

Stones’ Phones has pioneered a couple of tried-and-true GOTV programs over the years: Adopt-A-Voter and Plan-Making Questions. Ever innovating, we have adapted the research of Yale Psychologist Dr. Michael Pantalon to help voters convince themselves to vote. Dr. Michael Pantalon developed the technique of Instant Influence in an emergency room, where doctors had to quickly convince their patients to change habits …

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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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Capture Conflicted Voters with Live, In-Depth Conversations

Ever since Donald Trump’s surprise victory, campaigns nationwide are looking for new and innovative ways to capture conflicted, late-deciding voters. After all, exit polls showed that these late deciders broke for Trump by upwards of 10 points in several key states. Post-election polling even suggested that Trump may have poached a sizable vote share from the Clinton camp during …

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Phones Will Make the Difference This Election

Election Day is rapidly approaching. Turnout is going to decide who wins and who loses. This year, Democrats face one of the most difficult midterm election climates. In the United States Senate, there are 21 Democratic seats up for re-election – many of which are vulnerable. In the House, a total of forty-one Representatives are …

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