Textbanking is an effective way to participate in EBAA’s electoral work. We communicate with voters by text message in support of our chosen candidates and issues. When we textbank we have conversations, both sharing information and listening to what voters have to say.
How it works
Texting is done from special software you can access from your web browser or an app that you download to your device. Voters don’t see your phone number when you text them. Some texting campaigns require proficient use of Slack to interact with volunteer administrators, and a quiz that you must pass in order to participate in a textbank. (Lots of our volunteers pass on the first try.) Texters who participate in trainings and take the time to learn how to use the various software programs will find their investment useful to advance to more complex and interesting texting campaigns over time.
To get started texting, contact the team leads to get trained. Then check the EBAA newsletter for textbanking opportunities. We publicize both our group texting parties and opportunities to text independently.
We look forward to seeing you at a party or hearing your ideas or questions. Reach out to the Texting Team any time HERE.