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Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:35 PM

I was scheduled to be calling for Warnock tonight

After yesterdays session it became apparent to me we were just pissing people off at this point. Even some very nice supporters said enough is enough. Others were not so polite. I've been doing phoning for over 30 years I don't take anything personal. I've been cussed out my morals called into question that doesn't faze me but I sensed yesterday people have been phone bombed and texted until they are sick of it. Some on our side chewed on me for a while then thanked me for what I was doing. I pulled the plug about 40 minutes early. I sensed I was doing more harm than good.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:39 PM

1. i get mulstiple texts a day and Im in hawaii lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:44 PM

3. Likewise, I'm in Washington State

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:41 PM

2. Yes at some point it is overkill and and counterproductive.

You did the right thing.

Half of everything is psychology and you are being astute in figuring out that piece of your work.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:49 PM

4. The constant barrage of political messages, is almost as

bad as the Medicare Advantage ads. I know one of my clients has been fed up for months! His calls start at 6 in the morning. Plus, the scam calls are relentless right now.

Thanks for your efforts, and thank you for getting it right!

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:50 PM

5. Whenever I get a call, I do out of my way to thank the Democratic volunteer on the line

 

because I've been on the other side of the line so many times myself.

I do try to tell the volunteers that "I'm a lock," but....

Thank you for the calls you made! I trust you read the temperature well.

Feeling realistically optimistic.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:56 PM

6. I donated in 2020 and I have been getting between 5-15 emails a day for the last 12 months...

I'm tired of it too.

Many of us are living on SS, and if we feel we want to donate, we will.

BUT, the constant emails, texts, BEGGING have turned me off to ever donating again.

If I had responded to even 10% of the begging, I would have been somewhere over $25,000 in the hole.

PLEASE STOP!

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:59 PM

7. That's an astute observation. Good on you for being an empath.

Phone calls are my least favorite way of volunteering. Give me door-to-door work any day, even if you can't cover as much ground. The sound of a phone ringing is annoying, let alone several times a day. I always feel like I'm bothering people.

I live in Kentucky, so races are rarely competitive. I can only imagine what it's like for voters in a race like this.

I will say that if there weren't some effectiveness to it, the campaign(s) wouldn't be doing this. Sort of like junk mail: It seems stupid until you remember that *someone* must be buying that stuff. Otherwise, companies wouldn't bother to mail it out.

Engaging voters too much is better than engaging them too little. I hate that that's the calculation, though.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:07 PM

8. Question for the OP:

what's the ratio of people that answer their phone to those who don't?

And thanks for your work.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:18 PM

9. I don't know how it is to be on the receiving end in GA -

But for the first time just before the election I unsubscribed to Ryan emails in Ohio - I was receiving about 1/hour. It took me fewer than 6 hours to unsubscribe from Warnock once it was clear there was going to be a runoff, and I unsubscribed from two other lists within the last 12 hours.

Probably a good decision to back off. The Ryan emails wouldn't have kept me from voting for Ryan, but they did piss me off. Had I been on the borderline it might have been enough to keep me from voting.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:22 PM

10. There is a saying "read the room"..you did the right thing

I have called many times myself for various political campaigns.. and you can sense when the calls start to bother people..

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:26 PM

11. At this point, minds are made up.

It is what it is.

That said, I think Sen Warnock has this one in the bag.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:28 PM

12. Thanks for doing the hard work.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:41 PM

13. You did the right thing.

All the comments regarding donating. I too am fed up with the constant barrage of emails and texts. It's insulting since we contribute what we can when we can. And yet we're made to feel we're not doing enough. I get it...the need to support democracy and the democratic party. But some of their emails/texts really piss me off.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:46 PM

14. i am glad of sanity and manners

i donít want to send ir receive a single spam email or. message or call.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:46 PM

15. From my experience...

...those types that react that way are probably the most in needing of a phone call.

As much as I hate the onslaught of political requests, I would never get mad at someone for calling me and trying to make sure I voted -- as long as they were trying to get me to vote for a Democrat and not a Republican, of course, heh.

I had a similar experience like you a couple of years with Florida. Needless to say, Florida since has become essentially a red state. Lackadaisical voters otherwise predisposed to voting for Democrats helped usher that in, I feel like. Oh well, some people apparently need to learn things the hard way. If those on the left in Florida are happy with how Republicans are running their state, I will -- and have since -- happily spend my GOTV efforts elsewhere. If they don't care about their state, why should I? I will instead focus my efforts on other states going forward.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:58 PM

16. Kind of like the 100 emails/texts I get for every dollar donated....

I let it roll off at this point, but it's still annoying.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2022, 01:23 AM

17. It's hard to know how much is too much, isn't it?

I very much appreciate all the work you and other volunteers are doing. Thank you for your service!


I do worry about the overkill factor. My email inbox is about 40% Warnock, and I've never lived in Georgia. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who do.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2022, 01:35 AM

18. I get it I have been getting texts

Every day begging for money for different democrats. I find myself wishing I hadn't given my phone number out years ago.

I never answer but still get them daily.

There has to be a way to get the message out without pissing people off.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2022, 01:47 AM

19. I've received several texts today

asking for money. Not sure what more money can do this late in the game. I sent money earlier on but Iím not going to tonight.

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