It’s easy to phonebank with us!
Campaigns find this kind of direct and personal action highly valuable, because they muster support on the ground.
Voting rights organizations need our help to locate citizens who may have been purged from the voting rolls, to alert them to please check on their registration.
EBAA offers ongoing opportunities to phonebank for campaigns aligned with our candidates and goals. Phonebanking allows for direct and personal action to identify people who support a campaign. For every 35 telephone conversations, a campaign will gain a vote. A live, in-person phone call increases voter turnout by 5 percent and in close races that can often be the difference. In 2019, EBAA (and other groups) ran phonebanks and canvassed for Nancy Guy in Virginia. She won her race by exactly 40 votes!
Rounds of early calling alert local activists to start working for their local candidate.
In later rounds, calling voters can help cut through opposition advertising, answer questions about a candidate, and encourage voting for them.
Calls also locate people who do not support a particular campaign. Those voters may have moved or no longer wish to support Democratic candidates. It is crucial to identify these people by phone before sending door-to-door canvassers. Approximately one minute calling saves 10 minutes walking to non-supporters’ doors.
When you RSVP for a specific phonebank, we will send you an email the day before the phonebank telling you what else you need to do to prepare. You will need an Open Virtual Phone Bank (Open VPB) account which you can do so here.
Please be ready to phonebank with your own equipment, which should include
A computer or tablet
A phone, any phone, to make calls on
Headphones if you use them
Any charging equipment you may need to keep going for the duration of the phonebank
We look forward to supporting you, answering your questions and get you calling. Please email us at any time HERE
Phonebanks, textbanks, postcard parties, and everything else we do are posted on the NorCal Blue calendar.