UUtV – Phone/Text Banks, Election Day Protection & Beyond

UUtV – Phone/Text Banks, Election Day Protection & Beyond

By the end of next week, we’ll complete all of our postcard and letter writing campaigns! (Vote Forward letters should be mailed October 17).  UUCCers have written over 11,000 cards and letters!

Phone Banks and Text Banks

Our main focus from now until the election is Phone Banks and Text Banks.  Both have proven to be effective methods to reach voters, so we hope you’ll consider joining one – especially if you have never tried it before or if is out of your comfort zone.  TRAINING IS PROVIDED!  Most phone and text banking slots are 2 to 4 hours, including training.

There will be multiple days and times to choose from, choice of texting and phoning, and choice of swing states to contact.  Calls either provide voting information or encourage registered voters to vote.  Calls are non-partisan, and you will not be trying to “sell” anything or promote any candidate.  Please check our UUCC webpage, which we will update weekly:  https://uucolumbia.net/uucc-the-vote-phone-banking-opportunities/.   The upcoming events are:

Sat. Oct 10 – 10am          CASA Volunteer Text Bank Sign-up  Voter registration for PA Latino & immigrant communities.

Sun. Oct 11 – 1:30pm      PA All Hands On Deck: Voter Registration Phone Bank  for Central PA, with Pennsylvania Stands Up

Mon. Oct 12 – 4:30pm     Voter Registration Text Bank with Pennsylvania Stands Up (Central Pennsylvania)  Training available.

Tue. Oct 13 – 6pm          Let Our People Vote: POWER Phone Bank Night (Pennsylvania)  Every Tues/Thurs till Nov. 3.   Training available.

Thurs. Oct 15 – 6pm          North Carolina UU Phone Bank with Reclaim Our Vote & NAACP  Every Thursday till Nov. 3rd.

Election Day support

If you are interested in providing support on Election Day, there are 3 options:  poll worker, poll watcher and election defender.  More information will be posted next week in the LINK and on https://uucolumbia.net/uucc-uu-the-vote/ .

After the Election

We are currently researching what support may be needed after Election Day – ensuring ballots are counted, etc.  If you have ideas or want to help, please contact kencrandell1@gmail.com .

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