Join our phonebanking team — and flip crucial elections!!
Our global phonebanking calls go to Americans abroad voting in tight races this year. These are races that could mean the difference between taking back the Senate and winning the House! Get involved today and help make sure Americans abroad know they can vote and how to get started.
DA uses 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 mic.
Once you're logged in you'll see a script and voter information so you know who you're talking to. All you need to do is follow the script and then click answers to the survey at the end - no other record-keeping needed.
*To download and install Chrome on Windows, Mac or Linux, click on this link: Download and install Google Chrome
Ready to get started? Here's how to sign up:
1) Sign into your DA account at: www.democratsabroad.org (Click on "Join/Sign In" on the upper right)
2) Go to "TAKE ACTION" on the menu bar and click on "PHONEBANKING" (You need to be signed into your DA account first)
3) Follow the (short) instructions to sign up as a phonebanking volunteer
4) After you've signed up, you will receive an email from email@example.com to activate your account and set up a password. (It may take up to 10 minutes to receive the email). Be sure to record your password as you'll need it to work on campaigns (if you forget your password, you can re-set it)
5) Come back to this page and review the TRAINING MATERIALS (below)
If you have any problems signing up, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please don't contact the phonebanking system's website support. They will not be able to sign you up as a DA phonebanking volunteer.
WHO ARE WE CALLING?
Here are the list of state voters we're calling from abroad: AZ, CO, FL, IA, IN, KS, MI, ME, MN, MO, MT, ND, NV, OH, PA, TN, TX, WI, WV plus voters in flippable districts in AR, CA, GA, IL, KY, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, SC, UT, VA, WA
UPDATED GOTV Phonebanking Introduction (Sept 2018) (training deck, updated Sept 2018)
[OR watch the Video: GOTV Phonebanking Introduction - approx 30 mins]
UPDATED 2018 Phonebanking Do's and Don'ts (June 2018)
Information about Current Phonebanking Campaigns:
Information re Fall Flippable campaigns - Sept 21 2018
FINAL SCRIPT: GLOBAL FALL FLIPPABLE CAMPAIGNS--Sept 2018
Survey Questions: Global Fall Flippable Campaigns - Sept 2018
2018 General Election Deadlines - by StateOverseas Voting in State Elections By State
Provides deadlines for each state for voter registration, ballot request and voted ballot return, with transmission method (email, fax, mail or online) indicated where applicable
Chart of state rules pertaining to overseas voters participating in state elections, divided into “Intend to Return”, “Return Not Certain” and “Never Resided” overseas voters
Already have a phonebanking account set up? Start Calling Voters by logging in 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, please contact the DA help desk at: email@example.com
- Need a Refresher? Review the TRAINING MATERIALS (above)
Any Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.