Join our phonebanking team—protect votes from abroad
About Phonebanking with Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad uses CallHub, a free-for-you online system that lets you call from a computer—all you need is internet access, a Chrome browser* and a speaker with a microphone. Log in and you will see a script and the voter information so you know who you're talking to. Simply follow the script and then fill in the survey answers: no other record-keeping needed.
*Follow this link to Download & install Google Chrome (on Windows, Mac or Linux).
Get Started: How to sign up -- See the Training Materials (below) for step-by-step instructions:
Join or log in to your DA account (or choose Join/Sign In from the right of the top navigation menu).
- Sign up to be a phonebanking volunteer at Phonebank (or select Activate > Phonebank from the top menu).
- After you sign up, you will get an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to activate your CallHub account and set a password. You'll also choose 'Web Browser' as your connection preference on this screen. It may take up to 10 minutes to receive the email. You need a CallHub account to work on campaigns, but if you forget your password you will be able to reset it.
- Come back to this page to review the Training Materials and the current campaigns (below).
Contact us at email@example.com if you have any problems signing up.
Please do not contact the phonebanking system's website support. They will not be able to sign you up as a DA phonebanking volunteer.
- Phonebanking Introduction
PRESENTATION: GOTV Phonebanking Introduction (Updated August 2020; Google Sheets) Put in Full Screen Mode for easier viewing!
VIDEO: GOTV Phonebanking Introduction (Dec 2019) [35 mins]
Just hit "PLAY" to get the video started.
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- PRESENTATION: GOTV Phonebanking Introduction (Updated August 2020; Google Sheets) Put in Full Screen Mode for easier viewing!
2020 Phonebanking Do's and Don'ts (Updated April 2020; Google Docs)
Short list of "Do's and Don'ts" along with Explanation of Set Call Dispositions and what to do if voter wishes to discuss Democrats Abroad Tax Advocacy work
- Most Common Callhub Errors (Added July 2020; pdf)
Already have a phonebanking account set up? Start calling voters abroad by logging in to CallHub at https://callhub.io.
Can't remember how to get into your phonebanking account? If you've done phonebanking with DA before, but can't access your phonbanking account, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the DA help desk.
Need a Refresher? Review the Training Materials (above).
CURRENT PHONEBANKING CAMPAIGNS:
1. "Early / Electronic States - September 2020"
Listed as "2020-09 Global BallotRtnElec"
a. Link to Script -- 2020 Early / Electronic States Campaign [printable version]:
CURRENT SCRIPT: 2020 Early / Electronic States - Sept 2020
b. Link to Campaign Instructions [printable version]:
CURRENT: Campaign Instructions: Early / Electronic States - Sept 2020
2. "Early / Mail States - September 2020"
Listed as "2020-09 Global BallotRtnMail"
a. Link to Script -- 2020 Early / Mail States Campaign [printable version]:
CURRENT SCRIPT: 2020 Early / Mail States - Sept 2020
b. Link to Campaign Instructions [printable version]:
Campaign Instructions: Early /Mail States - Sept 2020
3. "Spanish Language Dominican Republic FL Fax Return - Sept 2020"
Listed as "2020-09 Global ElecRtn Dominican Republic"
a. Link to Script (Spanish) - 2020 Spanish FL Fax Return Campaign [printable version]
Florida Spanish Scripted Corrected MM
b. Link to Script (English) - 2020 Spanish FL Fax Return Campaign [printable version]
SCRIPT: SPANISH 2020 FL FAX Return Campaign - Sept 2020
c. Link to Campaign Instructions (English) [printable version]
SPANISH Campaign Instructions: FL FAX Return Campaign - Sept 2020
Question about Phonebanking? Email email@example.com
Questions about Voting? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact us on the Voter Help Desk.
Congratulations to DA Phonebanking Volunteers on an Amazing Election Night!
Results like this don’t just happen--it took the hard work of volunteers like you to “Get Out the Vote” and deliver this stinging repudiation of Trumpism and the Republicans!
Our phonebanking efforts brought these victories up and down the ballot:
Ralph Northam won a resounding 9-point victory (54% to 45%) to become the new Governor of Virginia. Democrats also swept the state-wide races for Lt Governor and Attorney General by similar margins.
Democrats flipped an astounding 14 seats in the VA House of Delegates. With results still pending, Democrats have a strong shot at doing the impossible and taking back the majority in the VA State House.
- Five seats still too close to call--and our overseas ballots will be the deciding factor!
- Only 69 votes defeated the Chair of the VA House Republican caucus. Every vote counts!
Phil Murphy won a huge 13-point victory (55% to 42%) as Governor of NJ, giving Democrats a new “trifecta” with control of NJ state government. And as the icing on the cake, Democrats also flipped a NJ State Senate seat.
Manka Dhingra's resounding 11-point victory (55% to 44%) in WA’s State Senate race gives Democrats control of WA State Senate and another new “trifecta” with control of the WA State government. WA Democrats can now implement progressive measures that were stymied by Republicans in the State Senate
Democrats lost only one election as Dr. Kathie Allen was defeated in her race for the Utah 3rd Congressional District race.
Since Trump’s election, Democrats have flipped 21 state legislative seats--and we’re just getting started!
So, please take a well-deserved “victory break”--but let’s keep the momentum going! In a few days we’ll start a new phonebanking campaign in support of Democrat Doug Jones, who is running against Republican extremist Roy Moore for Jeff Session’s old Senate seat in Alabama. Even in deep-red Alabama, the candidates are running neck-and-neck in the polls.
And a special shout-out to phonebanking volunteers Dean Shuey (DA Philippines), Wendy Abondolo (DA UK) and Laura Mosedale (DA UK). Each of them made over 300 phonebanking calls in the last month.
Thank you all for your time, effort and commitment!
Join Us for GOTV Training - Live WebEx Sessions
We have set up an initial round of live Webex training sessions for Phonebanking and for Voter Registration. These training sessions are optional.
The Phonebanking training is for anyone who wants additional support to set up a CallHub account and to get started with phonebanking. The Voter Registration training will discuss best practices for setting up Voter Registration events and how to help overseas voters register to vote and request their ballots.
We have scheduled several sessions to allow DA members in different parts of the world to access the training. Pick the one that is most convenient for you!
If you would like to sign up for Phonebanking and/or Voter Registration Training, please fill out this form: GOTV TRAINING - LIVE WEBEX SESSIONS
Friday November 10 at 7pm ET
Saturday, November 11 at 9am ET
Thursday November 16 at 2pm ET
Thursday, November 9 at 1pm ET
Tuesday, November 14 at 3am ET
Wednesday, November 15 at 9am ET
If you aren't able to attend any of these sessions, we will record them for later viewing. And we will be offering additional phonebanking training sessions throughout the coming months.
IMPORTANT! If you are new to WebEx, you will need to install the WebEx software on your computer in advance of the meeting. Click on this link for Instructions How to SetUp WebEX on Your Computer
*We strongly suggest you do an advance test-meeting as we will not be able to provide tech support during the meeting!
QUESTIONS? Email us at: email@example.com
Every Vote Counts!
We are back at work contacting DA members to help them vote in the New Jersey and Virginia state elections and the Florida State Senate Special Election. Soon we'll be adding phonebanking campaigns for the upcoming federal elections in Utah and Alabama as well as other state elections.
Let's give a special shout-out to the three phonebanking volunteers who made more than 30 calls during the opening weekend of phonebanking. As promised, we'll be sending each of them a coveted DA “donkey bag”!
- Dean Shuey (DA Philippines) – who made 140 calls over the opening weekend!
- Wendy Abondolo (DA UK) – 40 calls
- Michael Stevenson (DA CA) – 29 calls (ok, we're happy to round up this time)
Thank you all for your dedication and commitment – and let's make sure those Democratic ballots are returned on time!
Any comments or suggestions for making GOTV more effective? We'd love to get your feedback. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turn Energy into Action
Join our phonebanking effort to get out the vote for Democrats Abroad voting in Florida, New Jersey, and Virginia. Together we can help elect more Democrats to govern our states.
The Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Team is kicking off phonebanking campaigns to support Democrats running in upcoming New Jersey and Virginia State Elections and Florida’s Special Election for State Senate District 40 by reminding overseas voters to request their ballot and vote.
The horrifying events in the U.S. this past week have made our work to elect Democrats more important than ever. DA GOTV has started this round of phonebanking on Friday, August 18 to coincide with the Democratic Party’s “Weekend of Action.” These are the first phonebanking campaigns for the Fall elections -- with more to come. Join us now to reach out to other Americans overseas and familiarize yourself with CallHub before our big GOTV push begins in 2018!
And to sweeten the pie, DA is giving away our famous “donkey bags” to any phonebanking volunteers who make more than 30 calls this weekend (from Friday through Sunday evening Pacific Time).
New volunteers: Follow the instructions to sign up for phonebanking.
- If you know you've phonebanked with us before, but can't quite remember your login information, check out these tips on How to Sign in to an Existing CallHub Account.
Any questions? Please contact us at email@example.com.