Postcards to Voters
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About The Event
Dr. Barry Nicholls gave a great presentation at our October meeting - on Postcards to Voters – a way to target Democratic voters across the United States. Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast. Watch this space as CalCoDems will be announcing plans for a ‘Post Card Writing Party’!
A little history - Postcards for Voters started on March 11, 2017 with sharing 5 addresses apiece to 5 volunteers on Facebook so that they could mail postcards to voters in Jon Ossoff’s race and grew in one month to 1,200+ volunteers nationwide and over 51,000 postcards mailed.
Now, the project consists of over 61,000+ volunteers in every state (including Alaska and Hawaii) who have written close to 4 million postcards to voters in over 177 key, close elections.
According to the Postcards to Voters website, an interactive texting service (Abby The Address Bot) assigns addresses to trusted, returning volunteers. For new volunteers and those organizing postcard parties around the country, a commercial Help Desk system streamlines and automates email requests. Another package crunches the numbers so top volunteers are identified by campaign, a heat-map showing where the postcards are being written by zip code around the country, and other essential dashboards to manage an operation that now averages 5,000 voter addresses assigned daily.