Pledge Drive Workshop

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Information about Pledge Drive Workshop

Published on August 17, 2009

Author: DemocracyforAmerica

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Recap our August Small Business Pledge Drive directions and find the materials you'll need to get started.

Welcome to Democracy for America’s Interactive Online Workshop Thank you for joining us—the workshop will begin shortly. Adam Quinn Field Director Michael Langenmayr Field Organizer Kate Lesniak Field Organizer

Tonight’s Agenda Explaining Webinar Recap of Stand with Dr. Dean campaign Small Business Pledge Drive Questions and Answers Recap of the workshop Wrap up

Explaining Webinar

Recap of Stand with Dr. Dean campaign

Small Business Pledge Drive

Questions and Answers

Recap of the workshop

Wrap up

About Webinar Webinar is the leading online software that allows us to conduct interactive trainings with our members through online workshops. Using Webinar software, we can: Ask for your feedback through “raising your hand” Take polls about what you’re thinking Answer questions quickly, both privately and to the group Show you a new web-page or tool on DFA.com

Webinar is the leading online software that allows us to conduct interactive trainings with our members through online workshops.

Using Webinar software, we can:

Ask for your feedback through “raising your hand”

Take polls about what you’re thinking

Answer questions quickly, both privately and to the group

Show you a new web-page or tool on DFA.com

Recap: Stand with Dr. Dean Review of the healthcare debate Good bill out of the House Bad bill out of the Senate 2 bills reconciled Get a public option with reconciliation August, Congress in recess Overwhelmed by corporate protesters Insurance companies spending $1.4 million/day funding them We need to show Congress that small businesses have their backs Stand with Dr. Dean Campaign Stand with Dr. Dean public option petition Collected over 400,000 signatures Gov. Dean Healthcare national townhalls Made 12,000 deliveries to Congressional offices in all 50 states Made thousands of calls to Blue Dog Dems Running tough ads against Conservatives Thanked our healthcare leaders in the House and Senate Next step small business pledge drive

Review of the healthcare debate

Good bill out of the House

Bad bill out of the Senate

2 bills reconciled

Get a public option with reconciliation

August, Congress in recess

Overwhelmed by corporate protesters

Insurance companies spending $1.4 million/day funding them

We need to show Congress that small businesses have their backs

Stand with Dr. Dean Campaign

Stand with Dr. Dean public option petition

Collected over 400,000 signatures

Gov. Dean Healthcare national townhalls

Made 12,000 deliveries to Congressional offices in all 50 states

Made thousands of calls to Blue Dog Dems

Running tough ads against Conservatives

Thanked our healthcare leaders in the House and Senate

Next step small business pledge drive

Get Small Businesses on the Record Democracy for America’s Small Business Pledge Drive Give America a choice. I am a small business owner and I support healthcare reform that allows individual Americans to choose either a universally available public healthcare option like Medicare or for-profit private insurance. A public option is the best way to provide guaranteed healthcare for all Americans. Democracy for America’s Small Business Pledge Drive is a national effort to collect support for healthcare with a public option from small business leaders.

Democracy for America’s Small Business Pledge Drive Give America a choice. I am a small business owner and I support healthcare reform that allows individual Americans to choose either a universally available public healthcare option like Medicare or for-profit private insurance. A public option is the best way to provide guaranteed healthcare for all Americans.

Small Business Pledge Drive Why a Small Business Pledge Drive? Congress listens to small businesses Republicans trying to say small businesses oppose reform Small businesses are hurting the most within our current system When we get small businesses on the record, we can show Congress we have their support

Why a Small Business Pledge Drive?

Congress listens to small businesses

Republicans trying to say small businesses oppose reform

Small businesses are hurting the most within our current system

When we get small businesses on the record, we can show Congress we have their support

Small Business Pledge Drive: Materials Go to wwww.democracyforamerica.com/pledgeFAQ Sample script Public option FAQ’s Small Business Fact Sheet Pledge Cards Stand with Dr. Dean Support Schwag Remember: www.democracyforamerica.com/pledgeFAQ

Go to wwww.democracyforamerica.com/pledgeFAQ

Sample script

Public option FAQ’s

Small Business Fact Sheet

Pledge Cards

Stand with Dr. Dean Support Schwag

Small Business Pledge Drive Where do I start? Find Small Business Leaders in your area Really easy to do Start with your own contacts Talk to friends, neighbors, or maybe you’re a small business leader! Have your materials ready

Where do I start?

Find Small Business Leaders in your area

Really easy to do

Start with your own contacts

Talk to friends, neighbors, or maybe you’re a small business leader!

Have your materials ready

Small Business Pledge Drive Part I: What do I say to business leaders? Pop in to a small business near you or call ahead Ask if he or she supports healthcare with a public option Keep the conversation casual Give them any information you have Answer as many questions as you can

Part I: What do I say to business leaders?

Pop in to a small business near you or call ahead

Ask if he or she supports healthcare with a public option

Keep the conversation casual

Give them any information you have

Answer as many questions as you can

Small Business Pledge Drive Part II: How do I get businesses on the record? Ask the owner to sign your pledge card Get the pledge card back from them so that you can mail it in to DFA HQ Offer a Stand with Dr. Dean sign or sticker to post in the window or at the register Report your results! www.democracyforamerica.com/pledgedrive and enter all of your information Send in your pledge cards to DFA

Part II: How do I get businesses on the record?

Ask the owner to sign your pledge card

Get the pledge card back from them so that you can mail it in to DFA HQ

Offer a Stand with Dr. Dean sign or sticker to post in the window or at the register

Report your results!

www.democracyforamerica.com/pledgedrive and enter all of your information

Send in your pledge cards to DFA

Question and Answer If you’re listening to our Webinar through speakers or headphones, use the QUESTION BOX on your right to send us your question, and we’ll answer it live on the air. If you’ve dialed in using a phone line, RAISE YOUR HAND and we’ll un-mute your phone line so that you can ask your question live on the air. There are a few ways to ask questions using Webinar:

If you’re listening to our Webinar through speakers or headphones, use the QUESTION BOX on your right to send us your question, and we’ll answer it live on the air.

If you’ve dialed in using a phone line, RAISE YOUR HAND and we’ll un-mute your phone line so that you can ask your question live on the air.

Recap: Small Business Pledge Drive Collect pledges from ANY small business near you Very important for you to report your results at www.democracyforamerica.com/pledgedrive Find all the materials you’ll need at www.democracyforamerica.com/pledgeFAQ Contact us at [email_address] or (802) 651-3200.

Collect pledges from ANY small business near you

Very important for you to report your results at www.democracyforamerica.com/pledgedrive

Find all the materials you’ll need at www.democracyforamerica.com/pledgeFAQ

Contact us at [email_address] or (802) 651-3200.

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