Textbanking (also called “peer-to-peer texting”) is an innovative, effective, flexible, fun way to reach people, sending texts from your computer or other device — it does not use your cell phone’s texting plan! You can send 100-500 texts in a matter of minutes from the comfort of your home (or wherever you have internet access!).
Organizations and candidates text for many reasons, such as:
Getting out the vote for a specific candidate or group of candidates
Helping folks register to vote
Encouraging people to call their representatives about a specific issue or bill
Inviting people to a meeting, rally or other event
Here’s How Lean Left can help You Textbank!
Provide you with self-training materials
Connect you to texting opportunities for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, and for many progressive causes
Guide you in how to host a text party with your friends or activist group
Textbanking Basics: A two-page document that gives an overview of what textbanking is and how it works
Textbanking: Get Started Guide: A step-by-step guide to getting started texting out the vote
Red2Blue — a texting organization that we worked with in the 2018 mid-terms — is partnering with Sister District to provide texting for all of their Virginia Sate Legislature candidates, including Lean Left’s own Hala Ayala, Larry Barnett and John Bell! Texting kicked off on August 17 and will continue through November 5! Red2Blue is primarily texting on Saturdays for now, but as we get closer to Election Day, there will be additional texting days.
To help Red2Blue text out the vote for a Democratic Viriginia Sate Legislature, just fill out this form and be sure to check off Hala, Larry and John under “Which candidates are you supporting?” Any questions? See the Textbanking: Get Started Guide for Drea’s contact info!
Questions? Send us a message, and we’ll get right back to you