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Phone Banks

Join us as we make calls to voters in communities of color that are most affected by voter suppression. It is one of the most effective ways to make a difference. Our campaigns vary from simple GOTV efforts to more hands-on citizen legislative advocacy projects, which is why we use different phone banking platforms to suit the complexity of the calls we are making.

Campaigns

Arizona

Mission - For The People Act (S1)

We are calling Arizona Voters and patching them through to Senator Kyrsten Sinema, where they will encourage her to help reform the filibuster in order to protect and defend democracy.

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Get Started Calling - With CallHub

1. Please read our Phone Banker's Guidelines.

2. Sign up on CallHub if you do not already have an account. To avoid complications, use your email as your username.
You will be sent an email with a link to create a password.
If you do not see an email within a few minutes, register on this alternate form.  

3. Once you have created an account and set a password, set "connection preference to "web browser," visit CallHub, enter Username, Password, and click "Sign In."

4.  In "My Campaigns,"  select desired campaign and click "Join Campaign"

Georgia

Mission - Advocating for Fair Redistricting

During the 2011 and 2015 redistricting cycles in Georgia, state legislators met behind closed doors to draw electoral maps that left many of our state’s residents underrepresented. Elected officials have been manipulating maps for their own benefit, allowing them to choose their voters while silencing the voices of Georgians.

Our Georgia phone banks contact voters of color in Georgia, and patch them through to their state legislators voicing their support for an independent redistricting commission. This will make it significantly harder for partisan gerrymandering to occur in the state.

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Get Started Calling - With CallHub

1. Please read our Phone Banker's Guidelines.

2. Sign up on CallHub if you do not already have an account. To avoid complications, use your email as your username.
You will be sent an email with a link to create a password.
If you do not see an email within a few minutes, register on this alternate form.  

3. Once you have created an account and set a password, set "connection preference to "web browser," visit CallHub, enter Username, Password, and click "Sign In."

4.  In "My Campaigns,"  select desired campaign and click "Join Campaign"

Louisiana

Mission - Community Vaccinations

Power Coalition is a coalition of community-based organizations who work together to educate and empower voters across Louisiana. Through Power Coalition's voter engagement and community organizing work, we seek to unify our collective voices into a stronger, more cohesive force that can successfully advocate for an agenda of shared values and issues.

Our work is diverse and includes power mapping, listening sessions, organizing, voter engagement, policy advocacy, and leadership development. It is centered on creating spaces where community can come together to lift up the issues that impact them, and then connect those issues to local, regional, and national resources–including the state voter file–to move our shared agenda.

In Louisiana, we are working with the Department of Health, local health departments, and other organizations to #BringBackLouisiana and get our communities vaccinated. We are working in targeted areas across the state where vaccination rates are low to encourage people to get vaccinated. Find out more at covidvaccine.La.gov

Center For Common Ground is setting up phone banks to assist the Power Coalition by calling communities of color in Louisiana and helping folks get covid vaccinations, in addition to connecting them to community health resources.

Get Started Calling - With Open VPB

For Louisiana, we use the OpenVPB Phone Bank platform.

1. Please read our Phone Banker's Guidelines.

2. Go to the Louisiana Phone Bank on OpenVPB, sponsored by Power Coalition.

Calendar

Group Events

If you'd like to make calls with a group of volunteers, sign up for any of the guided phone banks to the right.

You are also welcome to make calls on your own time! (9am-8pm within the target state's time zone, no Sunday mornings)

Center for Common Ground is non-partisan, but we welcome any organizations to participate and host events with our phone banks as long as they follow our non-partisan rules.

If you are part of a group that would like to host its own regular phone bank event, please submit your event here, and we will add it to the calendar for others to join!‍

           Click on any of the events to learn more -->
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Frequently Asked Questions


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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Reclaim Our Vote?
I've tried political phone banking and have found it to be an uncomfortable; could I just write postcards?
Where can I find the phone banks? Or how do I get involved in phone banking? 
When can I make calls? Must I join a scheduled phone bank?
Where is the script? 
Shouldn’t we be focusing on the broader federal bills of HR1 and S1? Why state bills?
How do you decide state priorites? 
Where can I find updates in bills or focus? Will the updates be reflected in the phone banks?
Where do I go when I am making calls on my own and need help?
What’s the deal with “teams” on callhub?
Do you have a track record of success? I'd like to see some statistics about your impact.
Troubleshooting
I am having microphone problems with CallHub
Red box appears saying “Not Allowed” when you try to sign in
CallHub says “Cannot connect to campaign. Please refresh and try again”
I accidentally hit “save” prematurely, and now it won’t let me change my coding. Can I reset?
Where do I go when I am making calls on my own and need help?