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NYT: Manual Texting Programs ‘Translate to Dollars and Votes’

Manual Texting has become a highly effective GOTV and fundraising instrument that provides campaigns the ability to form personalized connections with voters in real-time according to a recent article from the New York Times. The successful upset campaigns of Senator Doug Jones in Alabama and Democratic nominee for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York recognize Manual …

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Manual Texting as A Storytelling Tool to Change Hearts and Minds

  When an anti-LGBTQ group in Anchorage, Alaska put Proposition 1 on the ballot to repeal transgender protections from the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, we knew we had an uphill battle to fight. We had to counter bigoted scare tactics and promote the truth about the transgender community. The Fair Anchorage campaign utilized several different types …

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Changing the Nature of The Electorate: Manual Texting Shows Promise for Voter Registration

During the 2016 cycle, Stones’ Phones began manually texting the voter file to deliver our clients’ messages straight to any voter’s pocket – without the need for an opt-in. Manual texting is great for a number of applications, including GOTV, crowd-building, and disseminating digital ads.   Registering Voters in 160 Characters or Less We wanted …

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Texting for Dollars: A New Fundraising Tool

Democratic campaigns now have a new and exciting way to fundraise: manual texting. Stones’ Phones recently partnered with Tom Hoch, a Minneapolis mayoral candidate, using texting to support a huge push for donations as an important filing deadline approached. Using a modest list of a few hundred supporters, our texting campaign directly generated $900 in two days. …

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Pollsters Use Manual Texting to Increase Accuracy and Cut Costs

As more Americans rely on cell phones, pollsters are adjusting their methods to keep projections accurate. You legally can’t put cell phone numbers on an automatic dialer – you have to dial them manually, which is very expensive for polling outfits. But there’s a new method for reaching young, cell-only people for a fraction of the …

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Lesson From 2017: Manual Texting Drives Progressive Victories

Manual texting is now a crucial tool for political campaigns to reach younger voters and turn out supporters on Election Day, Virginia Public Radio reports.   Victory in Virginia Democrats up and down the Virginia ballot came away victorious this year, partially due to a sweeping GOTV texting effort by campaigns and outside groups alike. Ralph …

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