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All texting is done through Outreach Circle. Outreach Circle is a relational organizing tool that includes texting as one of its actions. Texting is a "private" action on Outreach Circle and you must be invited by an Administrator. Texts can be sent from your computer, phone or tablet. We provide local phone numbers for the region that we are texting.

Texting is by invitation only. Join our SLACK #texting channel here. In the Center for Common Ground workspace,  go to Channels, +, Browse Channels, and join #texting.

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About CFCG Texting

We sent 1 Million texts in 2021.
We sent 2.9 million texts for the 2020 elections.

To  join a guided phone bank, go to  We like to have fun and help each other out, so jump on in!    

Previous Campaigns

Outreach Circle!

Virginia Campaign

Virginia has historically held “off-off-year” elections for state-wide and local offices. In 2021, elections
were held for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, the House of Delegates (100 for a two-year
term) and many other local offices. The practice of holding these off-off-year elections dates back to the Commonwealth’s 1851 constitution and has the practical effect of lowering voter turn-out significantly.

Our efforts in Virginia in advance of both the June 8th Primary Election and the November 2nd General Election included the following:

March through mid-April – We distributed 440,000 addresses for our postcard writing campaign to the
voters of color who were removed from the voting rolls across the state.

April through May – Our outreach campaign to over 1.3 million registered Virginia
voters of color included phone banks and text banks to encourage them to vote early
for the Primary Election.

August through October – We did postcard writing, phone banks and text banks in
advance of the November 2nd General Elections to ensure that the historic record turnouts of
Virginia voters of color continues in these important state and local Elections!

1. If you are not in our Center for Common Ground database, please sign up here:

2. Sign up for Center for Common Ground Thursday briefings here:

3. The Volunteer Dashboard has all the info you need:

4. Find out about postcarding at

5. You can also phonebank with our Phone Bank team - everything you need is at