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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 across the …

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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 advocacy outreach …

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Patch-Through Calls: Live Versus Auto

Patch-through 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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The Power of Patch-Through Calls: How Direct Communication Can Impact Your Legislators

Recently, Emily Ellsworth, a former staffer for Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart, took to Twitter to give several tips on how to grab legislators’ attention and make constituents’ voices heard. She described the experience with emails and phones from an insider’s perspective. Major media outlets like the New York Times and Huffington Post were quick to spread her advice. …

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