Nearly every communication with a potential voter includes a call to action in the form of asking for their vote. But what happens when Election Day is still days, weeks or months away?
If you care about a woman’s right to choose – or a fair U.S. Supreme Court in the years to come – the news today couldn’t be worse. President Donald Trump has just nominated a strongly partisan and anti-choice candidate for the court – and if confirmed, he will be defining our rights for decades to come.
Campaigns are powered by people; by the candidate, campaign staff, donors and - if you're lucky - numerous volunteers. Most of your volunteer base will start with those closest to you: your family and friends. Just as we recommend asking those individuals to contribute financially to your campaign, you should also ask them to help with the day-to-day activities that are necessary for a winning race. But how do you make that first ask, and how do you keep them coming back? Read on to learn more.
Who doesn’t like a good get together? Political House Parties are a great way for a candidate to persuade voters, engage supporters, and recruit volunteers. Being in a room with like-minded people focused on making their community better can invigorate your campaign and mobilize your supporters. But amongst all the hospitality and networking, don’t forget these 3 Must-Dos:
House parties are a low-cost or no-cost field activity to engage and expand your network of supporters. They are also an opportunity to reach out to new voters in an area, and a great way to find volunteers.
Las Vegas – SpeakEasy Political, a breakthrough political tech startup that makes it faster and easier for campaigns to move direct mail, took home top honors at the Ballot Initiative Strategy Conference in Las Vegas last Wednesday. SpeakEasy won Best Campaign Tool & Tactic at the New Tools Shout Out. 40 startups and political tech companies applied for the Shout Out, and 16 make it into the final competition. Voting was live by contest attendees.
This article originally appeared on Campaigns and Elections, by Eric Jaye and Bergen Kenny. How many candidates did you turn down this year? For the average consultant, the number of times you are forced to say, “Sorry, we’re full for the cycle," to small campaigns is likely growing.