Phone Banking

 

 

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Purpose:

Call voters in California to spread the good word about Alison Hartson running for U.S. Senate. You can call from the comfort of your home, during lunch, or a school break. It’s easy and super effective.

About Phone Banking:

We call voters using what we refer to as “The Dialer.” The Dialer is open 10AM - 9PM pacific, Monday through Saturday, and 12AM - 12PM pacific on Sundays. You can hop on any time, or you can schedule times for yourself.

What you'll need:

  1. A phone - cell phone, landline or VOIP system
  2. A desktop or laptop computer with Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
    Note: You must disable your pop-up blocker! (Disabling Pop-Up Blocker Guide)
  3. Steady internet connection/wi-fi
 

 

Before the Call

Watch this 4 minute video for instructions, or read our instructions-made-easy below, or read the comprehensive instructions here. Login credentials and login windows are further down this page.

 

Making the Call

 

Read the call script to prepare yourself. We recommend reading it out loud a few times.

Review the Response Sheet and remember to identify the voter if you’ve spoken to them.

Click to access the Dialer Login to begin making calls.

 
 
 

During the Call

Step 1:

Move the script to a separate window if it is open in a new tab so that you have the desktop agent window and the script side by side so you do not have to switch between the two.

 
 

Step 2:

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Once you know the script, set yourself into ‘ready’ mode (see GIF on the right). When a voter becomes available, you’ll hear a ‘beep’ in your phone and your pop-up will fill with information. That beep indicates that a live voter has been connected to you. As they are connected, their information will appear on your screen. When you’re first connected to a call, be sure to greet them ‘hello’ instantly - they’ve already picked up and said hello at least once on their end, so jump right into the call script and greet the person whose information has displayed. If you wait for them to speak, chances are they will hang up and you will end up with lots of calls with dead air.

 
 

Step 3:

Record The Response. Remember, you will have 90 seconds after your call to do so — Justice Dialer Response Sheet.

  • The section titled “recent” will appear once you have made your first call. It does not mean that this voter has been marked or called already. This is there to make finding YOUR common responses easier.
  • After you record your response, you have the option after the call to go “Ready” or “Not Ready.” Use this if you need a few seconds to take notes.
  • Remember to mark your calls! If you speak to someone and close the window or log off without marking their attempted/canvassed response in the agent desktop window, then the call is wasted. If you speak to someone and close the window or log off without marking their attempted/canvassed response in the agent desktop window, then the call is wasted.
 
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Phone Banking Script

Introduction:

May I please speak with __________?

Hi _______, my name is _______and I’m volunteering to help elect Alison Hartson as Senator from California and replace Dianne Feinstein.

Unlike Feinstein, who spoke out against Medicare-for-All while taking donations from drug companies, Alison is a tireless leader in the fight for Medicare-for-All and ending political corruption. She is done with the political division and insists on putting policy over politics by refusing to take a dime of corporate or dark money.  None of the other establishment candidates can honestly say the same thing. As senator, Alison would bring the change the we need to get money out of politics and save our democracy.

Can she count on your support and vote in California's Democratic primary on June 5th?

(click on result to jump to the next script section)

  1. STRONG Alison Hartson
  2. LEAN Alison Hartson
  3. UNDECIDED
  4. LEAN Opponent
  5. STRONG Opponent
  6. LEAN Other
  7. STRONG Other
  8. NOT VOTING
 

 

If they are a 1 or 2:

Great! That's very helpful to us. We're working hard to spread our message and we have just a few weeks left to bring together the entire state and get the real change we need, so your help is really valuable. If we all stand together, we can win this.

Can we get you on the volunteer list?

If YES:

[Use the sign up to volunteer form to the right to fill in their info] Thank you for your time and support for Alison - we look forward to having you join us soon, [voter name].

If NO:

It’s alright - if you find time in the future, please visit alisonhartson.com to get involved. You can also keep up with our campaign by liking us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Can I send you a text with links to our website or social media so you can give us a like or follow?

[If yes, use the text information form]

Thank you for your time and support for Alison - we look forward to having you join us soon, [voter name].

 

 

If they are a 3 or 4:

California will be facing a critical decision in a few weeks, and Alison will continue to show voters how she is the change we need to see in the U.S. Senate.

Personally, I support Alison because _____________

Sample Text: Personally, I support Alison because I want someone who understands our problems so that she can focus on new solutions. I find that most politicians have no idea what the problems are in the country right now because they're isolated from them. Alison is relentless, fearless, and tireless. She's really smart, and she fights for everybody. She isn’t bought and sold by corporate backers."

You can see more about Alison’s plans and the importance of this campaign on our website at alisonhartson.com

Do you want me to send you a text with links to Alison's website or social media so you can find out more information?

[If yes, use the text information form]

Thank you for your time and support for Alison - we look forward to having you join us soon, [voter name].

 

 

DO NOT Support 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

Thank you for your time, [voter name].

 

Still Need Help?

Email Justice Democrats directly at calling@justicedialer.com

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