Help us flip Michigan and Wisconsin blue, one text at a time! Sign up to be part of the Texting Team that will send text messages to unregistered likely Democratic voters in MI and WI and get them registered to vote. People receive an application in the mail, a text reminder and a phone call to support them through the process.
The Indivisible Chicago Alliance is partnering with rust Belt Rising and Civitech/Register2Vote to find these targeted voters in both states and reach out to them with a mailing, phone calls and texts. Our goal is to send 400,000 texts to potential MI and WI voters — two texts to 100,000 targeted voters in each state. Considering that Trump won MI by 10,704 and WI by 22,278 votes, this project has the potential of having significant impact on the outcome in November.
We will be using a texting platform called Spoke, which many different campaigns and organizations use for peer-to-peer texting. Our first Zoom info session and training will be on August 19 from 6-7:30 pm and August 22 from 10-11:30 am. Once you sign up here, you will get an invitation to sign up for them as well as for textbanking sessions on Zoom.
*** Text banking is easy – you use a web-based texting platform on your laptop or desktop computer to send pre-loaded scripts that have been written for you so you don’t have to guess at what to say.
*** Text banking is private – the texting platform uses phone numbers in the areas we’re texting into, with no connection at all to your own phone number.
***Text banking is fast – you can reach out to hundreds of voters in minutes and have dozens of meaningful conversations an hour.
***Text banking is fun – while you’re texting, the chat software we use lets you get your questions answered by volunteer moderators, get progress reports on the campaign, and talk to other volunteer texters!
*** And most of all, text banking really works! Research showing that it can increase candidate name recognition by up to 20% and boost voter support by as much as 9.5%. That’s the kind of thing that wins elections!
By signing up on this form, you are committing to attending a Texting Team training session and to text voters in MI and/or WI at least two hours a week during this program this will run from mid-August through September.
Questions? Please contact Laura Tanner at email@example.com
Laura Tanner, Co-Founder and Co-Leader, Indivisible Evanston
Texting Coordinator, Michigan and Wisconsin Voter Registration Project