Reclaim Our Vote

Reclaim Our Vote will be calling voters in North Carolina and Virginia who were once registered to vote but who are now de-registered. We will be:

  • helping people register to vote

  • informing them about what they need to take with them to the polls

  • helping them get a photo ID if they need one

  • connecting them with free rides via Reclaim Our Vote’s CarPool Vote service

 
Learn more  about the voters we’ll be calling and what voter suppression looks like in these states. This video is designed to get you comfortable making calls!   Watch this training video  for the who, what, where, why, and how!

Learn more about the voters we’ll be calling and what voter suppression looks like in these states. This video is designed to get you comfortable making calls!

Watch this training video for the who, what, where, why, and how!

 

Why are these phone calls important?

Every phone call, whether a disconnected number or not, is an important phone call.

Both major political parties have given up on these underrepresented voters of color. That's
why every voter contact is truly important and will have a ripple effect in the local community.

100% bad phone numbers provides a minimum of 80% good addresses, and Reclaim Our Vote has a ground game that sends either a follow-up postcard to these addresses or sends a real live person to know on their door.

Be sure to read through these instructions

Want to host a training for Registering Voters by Phone? We can come to you in your community. Contact Dana at leanleftcvt@gmail.com.


Get Out the Vote in North Carolina

Special Election is September 10, 2019

North Carolina is in Get Out the Vote mode! All calls until the election in September will go to under-represented voters in NC-03 and will focus on making sure they’ve made a plan to vote and know their polling locations. These are non-partisan calls. Reclaim Our Vote will resume registering voters after September 10th.

Remember to keep track of your phone calls using our Phonebank Talley Sheet.

 
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Register Voters in Virginia

We will be registering Virginia voters who have been de-registered (sometimes unknowingly) through September and early October, then we’ll switch to Get Out the Vote calls for the November 5th election. The deadline to register voters to vote in November is October 15th. One special note: we will be letting people know what to bring with them to vote, where their polling location is, and early voting locations and times PLUS we will be asking them if they need a ride to the polls.

Remember to keep track of your phone calls using our Phonebank Talley Sheet.

 
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Training Materials

How to Get Started with Reclaim Our Vote
Phonebanking Best Practices
How to use the VPB

Steps to Start Phonebanking

  1. Check out the training materials, including state specific instructions and scripts, above; keep supporting documents open in your browser.

  2. Have the following items:

    • Your own phone / headphones

    • A computer or tablet

  3. Click on the the Start Calling button above. If you’ve used VPB before, then sign in. If you’re new to VPB, create an ActionID following the instructions here.  Once you’re signed in, if prompted, the code to access the call list is found above.

  4. Script will be provided in VPB once you log in. Follow any script suggestions above.

  5. Keep track of your calls with our Phonebank Tally Sheet. This will help us know who is calling and the results of the calls: https://goo.gl/forms/SsyaaaFVM6BFT5S52

  6. Start making calls!

  7. If the VPB link or code doesn’t work, email gosswol@wcvt.com to let us know.