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Canvassing & Phonebanking Ns 9.17.08

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Published on September 29, 2008

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Canvassing and Phonebanking September 17 th , 2008 Listen live on: Questions? [email_address] AIM: DFA Night School Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Welcome to DFA Night School! Streaming live at: Now Available on ITunes Click here to subscribe: 2 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Questions? Email: [email_address] AIM Instant Message: DFA Night School Live blog: www.blogforamerica.com DFA Chair Jim Dean

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Tonight’s Trainers Matt Blizek Night School Host Democracy for America 3 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Lauree Hayden COPE Campaign Director SEIU Tom Swan Executive Director Connecticut Citizen Action

Ability to target voters Two-way communication Has the highest impact on voters Relatively inexpensive Conversations Win Elections 4 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

Ability to target voters

Two-way communication

Has the highest impact on voters

Relatively inexpensive

Phonebanks Getting Ready 5 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Create a positive environment for your volunteers Training: Role Plays are a must Phonebank Packets Prepared - Lists & numbers - Scripts - Candidate issues - Clipboards & pens Tips for Fun Phonebanks Phonebank Bingo Bells and Whistles Energy!

S mile – They can hear you! C onnect – Be a real person! E ar Glue – No need to hang up between calls D ammit – Speak confidently & clearly S tand – Move around to keep your energy up! Get SCEDS 6 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

S mile – They can hear you!

C onnect – Be a real person!

E ar Glue – No need to hang up between calls

D ammit – Speak confidently & clearly

S tand – Move around to keep your energy up!

More Phonebank Skills Engage! - Listen more than you talk and ask questions Take Good Notes - Make it clear and legible, follow the coding instructions! Forget Your Last Call – Focus on the voter you’re about to talk with 7 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

Engage! - Listen more than you talk and ask questions

Take Good Notes - Make it clear and legible, follow the coding instructions!

Forget Your Last Call – Focus on the voter you’re about to talk with

Questions? Email [email_address] Instant Message DFA Night School 8 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

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Tips for Successful Canvass Be prepared Create canvass packets Create teams Set goals Doors, contacts, IDs Have games & contests Canvass Setup 9 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Sample Canvass Packet Walklist Maps & Turf Scripts Literature Campaign Number Water & Snacks Extra Pens

Tips for Successful Canvass

Be prepared

Create canvass packets

Create teams

Set goals

Doors, contacts, IDs

Have games & contests

Sample Canvass Packet

Walklist

Maps & Turf

Scripts

Literature

Campaign Number

Water & Snacks

Extra Pens

Canvassing Skills Part 1 Safety First – Never go into homes, beware of dogs! Dress the Part – Wear comfortable shoes! Check the weather Know the Message – Memorize the script, do lots of Role Plays! Communicate w/out words – Always be smiling when they answer the door. Get them to open the door and engage you Feel free to say “I don’t know” – See it as an opportunity to follow up with them 10 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

Safety First – Never go into homes, beware of dogs!

Dress the Part – Wear comfortable shoes! Check the weather

Know the Message – Memorize the script, do lots of Role Plays!

Communicate w/out words – Always be smiling when they answer the door. Get them to open the door and engage you

Feel free to say “I don’t know” – See it as an opportunity to follow up with them

Never Debate - You may win the argument and lose the vote Let them know you were there - Write personal messages on your literature Know your environment – Look around before you go up to the door, look up where people vote in each neighborhood you canvass Move! – How many doors can you knock in an hour? Push yourself! Take Good Notes – When in doubt, write it down Canvassing Skills Part 2 11 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

Never Debate - You may win the argument and lose the vote

Let them know you were there - Write personal messages on your literature

Know your environment – Look around before you go up to the door, look up where people vote in each neighborhood you canvass

Move! – How many doors can you knock in an hour? Push yourself!

Take Good Notes – When in doubt, write it down

Questions? Email: nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Instant Message: DFA Night School 12 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

Email: nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

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Sample Scripts (click to view) Phonebank Bingo (click to view) Resources 13 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Phonebank for Obama from home! http:// my.barackobama.com /call

Sample Scripts (click to view)

Phonebank Bingo (click to view)

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