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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:20 PM

After phonebanking in to Georgia from Michigan last night

I have drawn a conclusion. I don't have a great deal of experience with Georgia voters only having called three weeks. However I do have 20 plus years doing it in Mi. 17 weeks this time around. I could feel something change 2 weeks in in Mi. suddenly people who identified as Republicans were willing to talk. Calling Georgia last night I sense the one thing that is really under the skin of Georgians is current Senators making the health of their portfolios more important than their constituents health.
I think that more than anything is the thing to keep hammering at. No one I talked to last night will even try to defend that.

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Reply After phonebanking in to Georgia from Michigan last night (Original post)
gibraltar72 Dec 2020 OP
grantcart Dec 2020 #1
Delphinus Dec 2020 #2
CrispyQ Dec 2020 #3
gibraltar72 Dec 2020 #8
intrepidity Dec 2020 #4
Maru Kitteh Dec 2020 #5
Budi Dec 2020 #6
LAS14 Dec 2020 #7
gibraltar72 Dec 2020 #9
Ilsa Dec 2020 #10
ffr Dec 2020 #11
DeminPennswoods Dec 2020 #12
crickets Dec 2020 #13
dchill Dec 2020 #14
SleeplessinSoCal Dec 2020 #15
wryter2000 Dec 2020 #16
zentrum Dec 2020 #17
Blue Owl Dec 2020 #18
Cha Dec 2020 #19
panader0 Dec 2020 #20
ecstatic Dec 2020 #21
uponit7771 Dec 2020 #23
Wednesdays Dec 2020 #22

Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:21 PM

1. Thanks for posting

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:24 PM

2. Thanks for doing this!

I have phone banked before and it's a lot of work.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:25 PM

3. Oh yeah. Hopefully these stock scandals will remain front page news for a few weeks.

~crosses fingers

Do you tell people you're from MI? Do you have scripted talking points? How long do they usually talk? DO they ask questions?

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:48 PM

8. Yes I do. we have option of hiding the phone number.

I am straight up with them. That gives me a chance to tell why I'm doing it. There are scripts but there are really only three questions that are important at this point. I try to get them talking. I have done this so long I know when to talk and when to listen.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:30 PM

4. Good insight and tip for other phonebankers nt

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:30 PM

5. Thanks for phone banking and passing the info along.

We (our whole country) need you!



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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:32 PM

6. Thank you for this encouraging post!

Kudos for your involvement in the GA race.


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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:36 PM

7. I'm impressed that you got to talk to anyone. In all my three or four evenings of...

...phone banking (for Hillary), I never got to talk to ANYONE. All hang ups or no answers. Hubby got to talk to a couple.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:50 PM

9. It's in the numbers. Older people are more likely to answer.

In Mi. I left a message with my number. I was amazed how many callbacks I got this time around.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 03:28 PM

10. Good. Loeffler & Perdue keep claiming they were

Cleared of any wrong-doing. I hope Georgians aren't buying that. A new ad by Perdue claims he wasn't at that Republicans-only COVID briefing. He thinks we'll believe no one told him.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 03:41 PM

11. You are a hero for what you are volunteering to do for this country.

Thank you a thousand times over!!!

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 03:52 PM

12. Back in 2006 when Sen Casey first ran for

senate against Santorum, there were two issues that really made people angry. First was Santorum blowing off jury duty. Everyone, at some point, gets called for jury duty. No one really wants to do it or worse be picked for a jury, but it's something we all have to do. Every voter related to that and knew they'd never be able to just ignore a jury duty summons. The other thing was Santorum getting tuition-free enrollment in a local cyber school. This was before the charter/cyber charter school boom. Everyone knew they wouldn't be getting a good deal like that.

You'd think this was just minor stuff, but it really resonated with people. It's probably the same with these stock trades.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 03:54 PM

13. Encouraging to hear. Thank you so much for your hard work! nt

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 03:58 PM

14. Good for you!

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:07 PM

15. Many. many thanks for phone banking.

Maybe you could give a seminar on it....



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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:36 PM

16. I've only done one shift in Georgia so far

Only a few people answered their phones. One said, "I'm not a damned Democrat," and hung up on me. The other two discovered there was something wrong with their registrations. They were very firm that they would fix the problem. Both were emphatic they were going to vote for the democrats.

I suspect you're right that Georgians are angry that their senators put their money over the health of their constituents.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:48 PM

17. Thanks for your important work.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:00 AM

18. K&R

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:09 AM

19. TY gibraltar!

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:19 AM

20. Good thing you're doing. Getting them to talk, and knowing when and how to listen,

is important to make contact. I don't think I would be very good at phonebanking. Or any jobs that
require too much interaction with others, like salesman. I tend to be too undiplomatic. So thanks gibraltar.
(By the way, I visited Gibraltar in '56 @ six years old. The monkeys jumped on me and pulled my hair.)

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:47 AM

21. It's beyond disgusting, at this point

Cowardly, criminal grifters who remain silent as numerous state officials and employees receive death threats over the election results.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:27 PM

23. +1, and they're blatant too !!!

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:03 PM

22. K&R. nt

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