We use a layered approach to encourage vote by mail (VBM): a combination of postcard and letter writing, canvassing, and phone banking. Together, these methods create powerful results — enough to swing the election.
Phone banking is a crucial part of this formula. Maybe you’ve phone banked in the past, but haven’t done it lately. Or maybe you’ve always wondered about it, but haven’t tried. Perhaps you watched Rebecca’s Riccio’s video a couple of weeks ago but haven’t acted on it yet.
Now is the absolute best time to start phone banking. We’re calling voters in swing states to let them know about their options for voting by mail. VBM increases turnout in all demographic groups. This fall, with the pandemic, VBM will literally save lives by protecting the health of both voters and poll workers.
Here are some examples of our activists’ work:
In Maine, we’ve made 100,000 calls, and
we’re making a special push to add 50,000 more
before the July 14 primary.
In Florida, we’re making around 3,000 calls per week, and
we need your help to increase those numbers!
We’re just starting in other states, including North Carolina.