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WE NEED TO SAVE BIG BIRD & AMERICA.  I like Arthur, too!  If you would like to help GOTV by making calls, we can make calls to help any state in the country.  Here's the simple instructions.

First, go to

Step 1: Create a personal account.  Once you're logged in

Step 2: Go to  (I had to work to get to this site, perhaps because I have an iMac; therefore, do share this link with others you might instruct)

Step 3: Select "Make Calls"

Step 4:  Click Start Calling

Step 5:  NOTE there are two options at the top of the screen.

Step 6:  Use the "Call Tool" (a program on the site) and Start making calls!

The "Call Tool" will pop up the name and number of an individual voter the campaign would like you to contact.

It's very, very straightforward and well-conceived.

They are:  You are calling the (choose "Commit to Vote" or Economy"; and List in (choose state)

On the left of the screen is a Name and Number to call.

Beneath the two options above is a script.  I practiced with a few of my friends before I launched into real calls.  Try to stay on script.   Here's the Commit to Vote script.  The database will choose an area for you to call.  I live near Colorado, which is why it is mentioned in the script instructions:

Review the script below.


Dial 303-394-4959 and ask for Kim
Follow the script and record their responses.

[Why am I calling people in Colorado?

You’re set to call into Colorado because the election there could come down to just a few votes. We’re recommending that you reach out to these voters, but you can always explore the other options in the dropdown menus. Thanks for pitching in.]

Hi, is KIM available? Hi, my name is SONJA and I’m a volunteer with Organizing for America, President Obama’s grassroots team. How are you today? [ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION]

Who do you support for President?
 1 Strong Obama
 2 Lean Obama
 3 Undecided
 4 Lean Republican
 5 Strong Republican
 6 Other/ 3rd Party
 7 Not Voting

[IF LEAN OBAMA] Great! In November we will either vote for a country where a few do really well while the majority struggle to get by, or we will vote for a country where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.

[IF STRONG OBAMA] Great I am so glad to hear it. [GO TO NEXT SECTION]

Will you commit to vote for President Obama and other Democrats this November and help to keep America moving forward?
[IF NO] We hope that you vote for President Obama this November. If you have any questions about President Obama’s accomplishments please visit or stop by your local field office. [END CALL]

[IF YES]: Thank you for committing to vote! If you haven't registered yet, or need more information, visit [GO TO NEXT SECTION]

I’ve made a commitment to work together with neighbors in my area to help re-elect the President and other Democrats.

Would you be willing to volunteer with our grassroots team?
[IF NO] Thank you for your time today! [END CALL]

[IF MAYBE OR LATER] Okay, We hope that you get involved in the campaign. If you have any questions about opportunities to get involved please visit or stop by your local field office. [END CALL]

[IF YES]: Great, an organizer from the area will be following up with you about events near you. In the meantime, please visit to check out opportunities or to visit a field office. [END CALL]

If these instructions don't work for you, let me know, k?


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