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How Do We Sign Up For Remote Phone Canvassing (from home) for Election 2010??
AmericanInTokyo: Strategic Question | 8 October 2010 | AmericanInTokyo

Posted on 10/07/2010 7:43:53 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Particularly in the case of those of us of your fellow citizens currently overseas, many of us in the US military (off duty on our own dime, time and our own facilities), retired, business, students, Christian missionaries (yes!), travelers, what not. Many of us personally have "Skype", "Vonage" and so on overseas, so theoretically it is doable in lieu of running up the phone bill. The overseas time difference for many of us will also work, such as calling in the evening in USA to reach people at their residences might well be a.m. or midday our time here overseas.

We are a large potential army of upset, angry, fed-up Americans Overseas and can be tapped by many a US GOP/Conservative Congressional or Senate race, particularly those that are very close and neck-and-neck.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2010; campaign; election; elections; obama; teaparties; teaparty; volunteer
Please sound off below with ideas, links, contacts, names of particular campaigns in dire straits, what "script" one uses to make the calls and how to secure voter calling lists (presumably of Republicans) and the like..... Time is short....[Privately "Freep mail" if your information is too tactical of a nature for Democrat lurkers to get ahold of as well]
1 posted on 10/07/2010 7:43:56 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I know this is just me.

My wife ahs been called 3 times (from out of State) by Union toads to push the local Dem. AFL-CIO - tho the *local* union is in the tank for Lisa.

Most Alaskans I know don’t even bother to answer out of state caller or *caller masked* calls. Esp during elections.

As always - your mileage may vary.


2 posted on 10/07/2010 7:50:10 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: ASOC

I think you could POST a video on YOUTUBE, then send it to a list of people in the voting area..ask them to link to it! Trying to find email addresses for people in a voting district might be tricky, but if you are with the military, I bet someone has some software.


3 posted on 10/07/2010 7:53:33 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: ASOC
It's GOTV ("get out the vote") type calls to which I am referring. Door to door pollers would have already identified them previously as a) Republican b) Conservative c) intending to vote our way.

If they have not shown up at the polls, you make a brief, polite reminding call to make sure they get there before they close--or remind them a few days before election day...if possible you are armed with their polling information (location) or can tell them who to call if they are not sure and you yourself do not have it. That kind of thing. Not mindless robo calls w/high pressure. Talking about calling people already identified on OUR side. We gotta turn these people out in DROVES....

4 posted on 10/07/2010 8:01:32 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: ASOC

Agreed. About the fastest way to piss me off is to use my phone and phone service, which I pay for, to try to get me to support a candidate.

When they wrote the Do Not Call law, the slime sucking politicians exempted themselves.


5 posted on 10/07/2010 8:02:36 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: AmericanInTokyo
If you want to help Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, click the link below. If you sign up, you will have the option to make calls. Thank you!

Christine2010


6 posted on 10/07/2010 8:02:45 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I know my local MA-05 with Jon Golnik trying to unseat Niki Tsongas can use callers. Also makes sense to contact your favorite campaign office... you can also use this site to identify the 100 most needy races around the country, and ask to be setup for remote caller access.

The remote phone systems in use are setup to call you, so it does not cost you to call. You have a connected PC, the next call comes up on the screen, and then the system calls BOTH you and the voter, linking you up (its actually a 3-way call). You answer your phone, and then start talking immediately to the voter...

7 posted on 10/07/2010 8:04:23 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

If you can put down the gravure and hentai and stay out of the love hotels long enough (kidding!), I am sure the candidates would love the help.

How to... I have no idea.


8 posted on 10/07/2010 8:11:42 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It took me forever to get into the Twitter thing and when I did, I got one for serious stuff (no politics) and one for serious stuff (politics). Since so few characters are allowed; I put a HEADLINE (in my own words) with a url http://www.putyoururlhere.com and hit enter. My tweet is now twittered.

The twitter is picked up by some search engines just like my posts on FR to reach a wider audience.

I could do this 24/7 if I wanted and I reach the people I want to reach (and some I don’t) with a tweet.

It’s free and it’s just another way to get your message out.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 8:34:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I fully support that you want to get out the vote.

Just understand, that in some areas - it is a turn off. Now - if you can spoof the area code.....


10 posted on 10/07/2010 8:35:00 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Is there any evidence that some stranger calling someone on the phone gets that person motivated to vote in a particular way or vote at all?


11 posted on 10/07/2010 8:37:52 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Idea number 2: Donate to the candidate(s) of your choice.

Idea number 3: Add a link(s) of the candidates of your choice to your FR profile page and your web page(s). People who wish to donate directly to those candidates can click on the links and do so.

Idea number 4: Create a clickable graphic with a brief and catchy slogan that people will want to click on. It can go to your FR profile page, your web site(s), or directly to the candidate.


12 posted on 10/07/2010 8:38:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: rovenstinez
Better yet - post a ‘viral’ video with -say, Joe Miller driving a M1A1 tank blowing up Republican Guard T-72... (Dreadnoughts! rock and roll)

Or Lisa, just sitting there, waiting for the phone to ring. Or, this is just crazy - but Just sent 10 bucs to Miller or (your choice) Crazy huh?

13 posted on 10/07/2010 8:39:36 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Sorry to be wordy, American In Tokyo, but I forgot to mention that I hang up on all callers except family members and others that I want to hear from.

The one exception is pollsters...I will answer those.


14 posted on 10/07/2010 8:40:54 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Go to this website:
November is Coming
It's run by the "American's For Prosperity" group that the liberals are so afraid of.

Click on the link for the "freedom pone system". Here's what they say about it:

Through our November is Coming effort, Americans for Prosperity has built one of the best databases in the nation. You can use our website to log in and then call fellow Americans in crucial areas of the nation.

We provide the scripts. We provide the lists of citizens. If you use your home phone there is no charge to you even if the calls are long distance. You can choose when to make your calls (between 10am and 8pm are the limits).

Be sure to check it out.
15 posted on 10/07/2010 8:45:58 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: avg_freeper
I should of wrote "freedom phone system".
16 posted on 10/07/2010 8:48:49 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Everyone should get a free Obama phone....
https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/home.aspx
I just heard about them from a food stamper that couldn't pay his cell phone bill.....a cell phone is a right u know...Cant make this stuff up folks!
17 posted on 10/07/2010 9:10:52 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: posterchild

Yes.


18 posted on 10/07/2010 11:43:35 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: outofstyle
Thank you. Great link! Will look into it.

Yours, outofstyle, was one of the more proactive ones here, rather than armchair-general-ing, negative naysaying or outright bellyaching. This 2010 is deadly serious. I know all feel that way

I am looking to get something done here, both as one individual, and also asking the open question on FR on behalf of maybe hundreds or thousands of remote potential foot soldiers in this battle over the next four weeks. You provided away for me and many others to be involved despite the distance. We have donated. We have linked. We have viralized videos. We have e mailed family and friends to motivate them. Now comes the phone calls.

Again, thank you for being a part of the solution tothe problem (Obama and the Congress), rather than providing discouragement or just noise.

Eagles Up!

19 posted on 10/07/2010 11:50:04 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The RNC has a web application called Voter Vault used to locate what precinct a person is in and to generate calling/walking lists, among other things. GOP campaigns have access to Votervault via the RNC. Persons should be able to contact a campaign via web, email or phone and the campaign can generate .pdf calling/walking lists and email those back to the volunteers.


20 posted on 10/08/2010 5:29:48 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Usually you can go to the candidates campaign website and register to make phone calls from home. Just google their name to find their website. Please support your local Republican and Tea Party candidates!


21 posted on 10/08/2010 7:57:10 PM PDT by Grundon (healthcare-is-not-a-right)
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