Reclaim Our Vote Every-Tuesday Phone Bank #1

Start: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 4:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

The Phone Bank Team of Reclaim Our Vote is excited to announce the Every Tuesday national phone bank series! We have four months left and a mountain of work in front of us calling voters of color in North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. We need to make at least 400,000 calls in 3-1/2 months, July 15th-November 3rd.

More than ever during the current Covid-19 crisis, we need to take actions that will help voters in voter suppression states avoid long lines on November 3rd by giving them crucial information related to absentee voting and early voting. At least four of the states mentioned above--Texas, North Carolina, Georgia and Arizona--will open special voting centers, and some of those states also offer absentee ballot drop boxes. We need to help voters of color register to vote when needed, sign up for absentee voting if eligible, find their closest voting center or drop box, understand the absentee ballot mailing deadlines, get a ride to the polls when necessary, and understand their state's voter ID requirements (if any). We need to remind them that voting is a community event--and, make sure they feel invited to become full members of that community!  

We will hold a national phone bank every Tuesday, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Eastern, / 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Pacific, from July 7th through Election Day, November 3rd! The schedule of these events will be as follows:  

4:30 to 5:00 PM Eastern:  Special "pre-training" session for those who are brand new to ROV phone banks

5:00 to 5:20 PM Eastern: Intro / shout-outs, and tips & tricks related to the specific phone bank for that day (everyone will be asked to read our ROV Phonebanking Guidelines or watch our phone bank training video before the session starts)

5:20 to 7:20 PM Eastern: 2-hour Phone Bank

7:20 to 7:30 PM Eastern: Recap:  best call / most unusual call competition

Reclaim Our Vote is the only campaign reaching out exclusively to voters of color in such large numbers, in six major voter-suppression states. These voters need to hear from us now more than ever, in our incredibly fast-changing voting landscape.  We need to support one another in this work.  Join us - Every Tuesday!! See you there.  

- The Reclaim Our Vote Phone Bank Team