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Former Senator Max Baucus Says Patch-Through Calls Work

  Patch-through calls are a powerful tool in making sure elected officials hear from their constituents. Organizations and campaigns have been using patch-through calls for years to get their message to legislators with deeply personal calls from regular people.   Many people wonder how effective these calls are. Do elected officials in Congress and state houses …

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Why Patch-Through Calls Work

  Activists wish that getting their issues taken seriously by elected officials were as easy as sending an email, but that rarely gets the job done. Real stories from real people aren’t as cheap as cookie-cutter emails, but the reactions they receive from their elected officials are priceless.   Patch-Through programs are an effective tool in …

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Patch Calls Protect Civil Rights in Red States

While Congress and many state legislatures are under Republican control, that doesn’t mean progressives can’t win legislative battles and protect civil rights from being rolled back.   In August 2017, the Texas state legislature tried and ultimately failed to pass an anti-transgender “bathroom bill”. This bill aimed to restrict public schools and other state-funded facilities from allowing …

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Progressives Use Phones to Dial Up Resistance to Trump

  President Trump’s inauguration fired up a lot of people – just not the people he and Republicans in Congress had hoped to ignite. The Women’s March, protests following Trump’s executive orders, and animated Congressional town halls show that progressives aren’t just going to back down. That flare and passion has translated to wildly successful …

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Patch-Through Calls: Live Versus Auto

Patch-thrugh calls are a classic grassroots lobbying technique for organizations to mobilize their members or voters towards taking action. Calls from constituents to legislative offices remain an effective tool to persuade an elected official to support or vote down a particular bill. Our years of experience running patch-through campaigns creates more effective patches. One frequent question we receive …

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