Tips on NY phonebanking for Senator Sanders from YOUR HOME (or from anywhere).
I saw these and thought them very useful.
NOTE: The specific links here are for calling NY state from your home state, but the main points apply to calling other states.
You don't have to be at a phonebank to do this, do it at home!: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/content/nyphonebank/
You aren't calling to pursuade people, you're just surveying them so that NY volunteers don't waste their on-the-ground time.
You don't do the dialing, your laptop is the dialer as well as the tool you use to record results of the call
Here's the script and the 1-7 possible responses you record at the end of each call:
Hi, Is there? My name is , Im a volunteer with Senator Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign.
Senator Sanders is running as a Democrat and hopes to win the party nomination in New York. Im supporting Bernie because for over 30 years he has been standing up for regular Americans and not the billionaires.
When you vote on April 19th, can Bernie count on your support?
1 - Strong Bernie
2 - Lean Bernie
3 - Undecided
4 - Lean Clinton
5 - Strong Clinton
6 Strong Other/GOP
7- Not Voting/Already Voted
The script provided explains how to respond to each possible reaction.
Many of the calls won't reach the intended voter, be prepared for that, know that it's OK, you're service is valuable for every call!
Some voters will be pro-Bernie, others might be nasty, that's OK, you just saved a NY volunteer from wasting their time!
JUST DO IT! Make five calls then take a break, make ten more. Numbers count, try to set a goal and beat it!
BUDDY UP! Get a friend or three over to do together for good times and laughs and moral support.
Here are some links for use with calls to New York, where we need to BERN IT UP!
√ https://go.berniesanders.com/page/content/nyphonebank/ for Phonebanking to NY State Main Page (features online live chat!)
√ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K860YkH7MdECydu4IrnTFVqx1ZdrydMY77fuNr-mKG0/edit for the Calling Script
√ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WtDORNGKC2Zk_LHEdAq112p3-CZHb7RGoCc7F2NfDO4/edit for a Step-By-Step Guide
√ http://bernie.to/login To GET YOUR CREDENTIALS!] to begin calling NY for a Sanders Win!
Let's do this!
I was home phoning people. I must have called 100 numbers. Got through on about a dozen, and only one said that they were voting for Clinton.
I really think that there is going to be an upset in NY. I really do.
as well as see unofficial daily goals, and see a graphical representation of all the calls being made that are logged in with BerniePB.
It takes a few calls but be sure to have your call screen open and zoom in if you like, for easy reading.
The name of the person your calling comes up just as the phone connection is made, so be on the ball.
If you need a break, just hit the "not ready" button. Otherwise new calls come in automatically without you doing a thing.
And, you need to record the results of each call: not at home; no answer; wrong number; etc.
Merrily is absolutely right.
Bottom line, phonebanking likely pushed us over the top in Michigan. We have the capability to make real change happen on the ground level.
We all have busy lives. We need to make time. The call pattern listed above is a great suggestion
Great work Merrily
We need to steal this state!
Almost selfishly, I do this because I do NOT want to feel guilty later for not doing more.
I may not make as many calls as a lot of people but at least I made some calls!
Today I'm getting a lot of spouses where the target voter isn't home.
I might have better luck later in the day. I hope to do a little every day running up to the election.
compliments are gratefully accepted anyway.
I'll see if I can make a few calls tonight just to exercise those muscles, so to speak.