We’re engaging the ones we love with old school organizing and new tools and technology. Thanks for helping us to build power from the ground up!
We use an app called OutVote to organize our friends, family and communities. OutVote keeps all of our organizing actions in one place and makes it easy for you to share actions with friends and family.
This is the fun part: where we get to reach out to our networks and encourage them to take actions on the important issues that are facing our communities.
You might be nervous to start organizing conversations with your friends and family. But remember our fates are linked, especially in this moment, and we must not allow that truth to be overshadowed by fear or silenced by hate. No exceptions. Ground your conversations in a shared vision of what it means for all of us to thrive.
We believe building power on the issues we care about and the upcoming elections are too important. The upcoming elections have real consequences on our lives and the lives of people we love. We need to elect candidates who will pass policies we care about. We need to grow a powerful people movement to build the public will for change. We believe we deserve a government that represents all of us and not the interests of a wealthy few. This is about building long-term organizing power.
Yes. We believe in people power. We are the experts of the people we know and love. No one is more qualified to engage our people than we are. Academic research confirms turning out the people we love and social networks is the most powerful kind of outreach with long-lasting effects. Every lasting movement in our country that has achieved change through organized people.
We believe personal contact is the most powerful way to engage friends and family. Too often traditional political engagement campaigns are transactional and treat people like consumers. We believe it will take transformational connections instead of transactional one-dimensional interactions to change the world we live in. When you think about reaching out to your friends and family, consider how you normally connect with them. Outreach to friends and family can be in person, on the phone, by text, inviting friends to events or social media.
We believe relationships require maintenance over time. Making a list and talking to friends and family about their hopes, concerns, and the upcoming election just once isn’t enough. We are asking you to make an ongoing commitment to talk to your friends and family track the conversations in the app. We will help keep your accountable and tracking them in the app helps us know the power of all of work together.
You have full control and ownership over your contacts when syncing them on Outvote. Information is kept encrypted and secure on Outvote servers. You can close your account at any time and we will automatically delete your data from our servers. Outvote does not sell your information or the information for your contacts.
Thinking about starting a relational organizing program at your organization or looking for ways to incorporate relational organizing in your work? We’d love to help!
Check out these resources to get you started: