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David Belsky
01:21:55
Hi everyone, David Belsky from West Newbury, MA. Glad to see you all. Fired up!
Robin Lawson
01:22:19
I have to take notes because I am reprising this for Indivisible-RISE Newburyport tomorrow night!
Robert Peters
01:22:45
Bob Peters - Lexington MA
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:24:29
Opportunities for Actionwww.togetherfor2020.org/actnow
James Arena-DeRosa
01:24:49
James Arena-DeRosa Holliston (learned community organizing from Marshall in 1980 w the farmworkers and Jerry Brown!)
Elisse Ghitelman
01:26:05
Elisse Ghitelman, Waltham, MA
JennaZagoren
01:27:42
Thank you for being here with us! Is this being recorded and can we get a copy of the talk? Jenna - Gloucester, MA
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:27:57
Yes, the meeting is being recorded and will be sent to you tomorrow!
Kate Kavanagh
01:28:04
Yes - it is being recorded and we will send out to all attendees tomorrow
JennaZagoren
01:28:34
Wonderful - Thank you kindly Henry and Kate : )
Norah Wylie
01:28:35
Norah Wylie Newton and Gloucester MA
Mary Leary
01:29:37
Hi Robin Lawson. Good to see you!
Ulysses Lateiner
01:37:00
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
Hugh Byrne
01:37:05
Hopeful and anxious….
Lee Cranberg
01:37:19
I alternate between panicked and posed.
jules
01:37:19
Feel energized and one day at a time
Elisse Ghitelman
01:37:21
Part of a large community that cares!
Kate Kavanagh
01:37:27
OMG
Carol Savage
01:37:39
Nervous — DIGGING DEEO won’t rest till end of Election Day
Carol Savage
01:37:48
DIGGING DEEP!
Gari Palmer
01:37:49
All gas, no brakes!
JennaZagoren
01:38:20
Heart broken open - trying to take the pain and and shared grief and open to hope of shared care
Davida
01:38:25
Right on, Gari!!!
Ulysses Lateiner
01:40:33
until Trump’s chance of victory is 0%, our work isn’t done
angela carbone
01:43:20
I hear you, Ulysses!
JennaZagoren
01:44:09
Thoughts/suggestions on trying to swing in laws vote in Texas?
Mike Houle
01:44:59
QUESTION WHAT TO DO IF YOUR NETWORK IS NOT IN SWING STATES
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:45:30
Jenna, it would be great to start by understanding what issues they're concerned about!
Marshall Louis Ganz
01:45:31
Sometimes people you know less well can be more productive because their network likely is different from your own…..its how people find job — people less like us rather than more like us.
Rina Schneur
01:45:45
Reach out to people know ppl in key states
He Plays Slides And Music
01:46:22
Mike Houle: People move around. I was surprised to find out who in my network had moved to swing states.
JennaZagoren
01:46:31
Henry i DO NOT understand for the life of me
Michael Ansara
01:47:23
Both PA and Florida are critical for us to win. If we win Florida there is no way that Trump wins! But think about the Senate as well
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:48:09
State Tracker (to help organize your list)https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/190RWkqpcvJmBvC-gBoeapgj7eHLmD6FHc27LZSSl_LE/edit?usp=sharing
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:48:17
Family and Friends Contact Sheethttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1xH2OdrHFZ9KfYfvesOfs8IM7XBJkW9jm/view?usp=sharing
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:48:26
Draft Scripthttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1PfJWRLVQBPKanIkXDLIKuxfoB7MFpjrSVNGlF2Do7a4/edit?usp=sharing
Joanne Sunshower
01:48:34
Nice!
Robin Lawson
01:48:53
SC Senate is tight?!? GO JAIME
michelle olson
01:49:24
Robin: rated Tossup now! SC is winnable (senate)
Robin Lawson
01:49:34
woo hoo!
jules
01:50:20
I got off all of them. Finally freed
Gari Palmer
01:53:07
When you tag someone in the post, if the group is private, do they have to join the group?
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:53:42
Gari, I think so.
angela carbone
01:54:27
Could you tag them by putting their names in a comment? Or is that only if it's a public group?
Elisse Ghitelman
01:55:18
What is the best website to direct friends to so they can find out about early voting locations and times?
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:55:22
Angela, yes, that works great if it's a public group, but it won't work for a private group.
angela carbone
01:55:33
thanks, Henry
JennaZagoren
01:56:10
she means for a STORY only - different from a regular post
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
01:56:16
Elisse, you could try this: https://www.vote.org/early-voting-calendar/
jules
01:58:14
Do you need to get permission from that person to do that?
michelle olson
01:58:53
Jules: it’s public information. No permissions needed
Kate Kavanagh
01:59:33
Please post questions in chat or hold till end...
Rina Schneur
02:00:04
We will open for Q&A when we start to ACT in 10 minutes
Rina Schneur
02:01:08
Please hold you questions till the end
Rina Schneur
02:02:39
MA for Biden - this is the MA 2020 Victory team; any action u take adds points to you and to the team
Kate Kavanagh
02:02:52
We will give everyone a chance to try this yourself in a few minutes!
JennaZagoren
02:02:55
398817 is the code?
jules
02:03:46
So I can only do three at a time on this AP and then I have to report back. DON”T like that. I would rather do all my friends first before I report back
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:03:48
Jenna, that's the code for the Massachusetts team - feel free to join if you are in Massachusetts!
Ron Blau & Judy Levin
02:04:11
Are some battleground states more important than others? Which ones?
Rina Schneur
02:05:20
Ron, will answer it in a bit verbally
Kate Kavanagh
02:06:00
AZ, FL, GA, IA, PA, TX, WI- is a good start!
Carol Savage (she/her)
02:06:18
Vote Joe APP!
Judith Herman
02:06:41
NC!
April Nichols
02:06:57
How abbot option other: the VoteJoe app!
Rimas Blekaitis
02:07:42
but we can get a contact to be active who isn’t in a key state right?
michelle olson
02:07:49
I like to search Facebook by state
Elisse Ghitelman
02:08:02
If we know our friends will be voting for (or have already voted for) Biden, what is the best thing to ask them to do?
michelle olson
02:08:17
You can type “all friends in Florida” and your friends in Florida actually come up and you can message them
Rina Schneur
02:08:25
Yes Rimas. Certainly - can ask others in states like us to join the action
Kate Kavanagh
02:08:32
volunteer with their local Dem party, church group, Indivisible chapter.
jules
02:08:57
I find it frustrating. Sorry about that
Rina Schneur
02:09:02
Ellis, ask them to then reach out to their network and get them to vote and so on...
Michael Ansara
02:09:32
If your friend are voting 1) double check that they have voted or have a plan to vote 2) ask them to do the same thing with all their friends 3) suggest they use www.togetherfor2020.org to find a volunteer activity that suits them best
Rina Schneur
02:09:40
Jules, do not get distracted by apps and tools. Focus on outreach
Julianna Roosevelt
02:10:01
Thank you Emily, you were great at explaining this!
barbara
02:10:16
When I opened my contacts on the app, the states were mostly wrong, how can I correct that?
Kate Kavanagh
02:11:24
3 friends from high school - 1 friend former neighbor
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:11:59
Here are some more resources:Draft Scripthttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1PfJWRLVQBPKanIkXDLIKuxfoB7MFpjrSVNGlF2Do7a4/edit?usp=sharingVote Joe User Guidehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1KpqTAZdImW6n_VbfVPQ7DHblSnRVW_Hd/view?usp=sharing
gildagussin
02:12:03
1 college, 3 relatives, 1 friend
Kate Kavanagh
02:12:09
2 church friends who moved away - going to ask them about local volunteer ops in their swing state...
michelle olson
02:12:35
Key Senate States: NC, AZ, ME, IA, GA, SC
Kate Kavanagh
02:13:01
it might be more comfortable to ask them how the voting scene is looking where they're living... can lead into what they're doing...
Rebecca
02:13:05
I had to join late so I’m not sure what we are messaging. I missed how to use the Vote Joe App, but are we just messaging friends on social media, or whatever to get out and vote?
Lakshmi Rao
02:13:12
It so happened I sent emails to several folks over the week end, on my own.
Patty McManus
02:13:22
The app is fantastic! And this was inspiring.
Elisse Ghitelman
02:13:30
HS friends who live in Florida and Georgia
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:13:48
Rebecca, you will get a recording of this meeting sent to you tomorrow! You can learn how to use the Vote Joe app here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KpqTAZdImW6n_VbfVPQ7DHblSnRVW_Hd/view?usp=sharing
Patty McManus
02:14:23
I couldn’t think of anyone. But my contacts list could!
James Arena-DeRosa
02:14:49
local contacts are valuable too! they can help us w/ swing state phone banks and other efforts based here - see if they want to volunteer!
Kate Kavanagh
02:14:49
nice one, Patty!
Gari Palmer
02:14:49
My best friends father is in AZ. I am reaching out to her (CO) to reach out to her father
Fredy-Jo Grafman
02:15:13
don't see PA on Key states
Rebecca
02:15:33
The app is identifying friends based on zip code but I know these friends are not registered in the state where their zip code is
Rina Schneur
02:15:37
PA certainly is
michelle olson
02:15:48
I did a search for “my friends in North Carolina” and I just found out an old friend that I knew overseas moved to North Carolina in 2019
angela carbone
02:15:53
My niece lives in AZ. She's the daughter of my very conservative brother. I went out on a limb and wrote her honestly about why I think this election is so important.
angela carbone
02:16:14
Great idea, Elisse!
Fredy-Jo Grafman
02:16:44
Having problem with accessing App... sent email and hope that will fix it... Want to know which folks on my contacts are Democrats before encouraging them to vote and reach out to their networks
JennaZagoren
02:16:48
Exactly - I know tons of people WHO KNOW PEOPLE in Texas, Florida, Maine, PA, NC - I don’t know them directly but can ask them to contact them
Annie Cameron
02:18:04
Can you confirm that you'll send sample messages in the follow up email?
Kate Kavanagh
02:18:19
Yes - we will send sample messages
Annie Cameron
02:18:25
Thanks
Rina Schneur
02:18:40
YES - we will send the link to the scripts and also will send you to our RelOrg page
JennaZagoren
02:18:52
holy moly it turns out - according to this app - a ton of my random contacts are in battleground states. Who knew? This app knew!
Rina Schneur
02:19:25
Yay Jenna
Rebecca
02:19:44
are the registration states correct? I have a friend I’m 99% sure is registered in Maine but she’s coming up as Texas
Rimas Blekaitis
02:19:45
can ask questions offline also? I do phone banking thru victory 2020 should I do this instead? I don’t think so
Betsy
02:20:00
please review how to update incorrect information that comes up on my contact list on the Vote Joe app. some states are wrong.
JennaZagoren
02:20:02
: ) !
Gari Palmer
02:20:27
Where does Georgia fit in?
Carol Savage (she/her)
02:20:51
I just did the same — fascinating! Many of them are correct — and it’s so cool. Also, I noticed that a number of them are not listed in the correct state. Is there a way to make corrections?
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:21:02
Rimas, you should do whatever's easiest and most effective for you! The Vote Joe app will help you send scripted text messages to your contacts (which is an advantage of relational organizing), but phone banking is also very important.
gildagussin
02:21:03
Is there a sample script for enlisting others to do relational organizing (as opposed to voting)?
Ron Blau & Judy Levin
02:21:13
What are the most important states for us to focus the most energy on?
JennaZagoren
02:22:30
you could go to battleground state and check the boxes for one state only - message them - and then do the next state - until you go through them all. If thats an option - haven’t tried it yet - just getting used to the app right now
Rina Schneur
02:22:35
Ron: NC, FL, AZ, IA , GA, WI, PA MI
Rimas Blekaitis
02:23:01
I had the zoom link but not sure I registered. can I register now to get my email in the system? how do I know if I’m already registered?
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:25:30
Here are the resources again!Draft Scripthttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1PfJWRLVQBPKanIkXDLIKuxfoB7MFpjrSVNGlF2Do7a4/edit?usp=sharingVote Joe User Guidehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1KpqTAZdImW6n_VbfVPQ7DHblSnRVW_Hd/view?usp=sharing
Carol Savage (she/her)
02:26:08
I just saw how to fix the “bad matches” — interesting!
JennaZagoren
02:26:54
Vote Joe app DEFINITELY has some party info wrong, my sister is realllllly not a republican!!! And some very far leaning left folks are showing up as Republican on here too - strange. Just to report that.
James Arena-DeRosa
02:26:59
Rimas and anyone else who may not have registered - send your email to me - or Rina - and we'll make sure whoever is sending the follow-up material and links includes you.
Rimas Blekaitis
02:27:45
I was the accidental annotator. was trying to open a poll I think. yeesh
michelle olson
02:27:46
Jenna: yes, I found that too. Often they have the wrong person associated with that name. Check the age and the state. It’s often a totally different person
Amy Perlmutter
02:28:39
If anyone is interested, I am co-organizing a postcards to florida event for swing left greater boston- we are trying to send postcards to 9K voters by Monday. Link is https://www.mobilize.us/swingleftboston/event/353063/
Kate Kavanagh
02:29:10
The VoteJoe app is ONE tool to identify folks you know in swing states. Xmas card list - Facebook...
Amy Perlmutter
02:29:12
The pickup spot is Porter Square in Cambridge
angela carbone
02:30:17
I am using my ipad..
JennaZagoren
02:30:33
Everyone is so phone centric dependent now for communication and tools, I know Vicki :(
David Belsky
02:30:39
Thanks to the organizers, appreciate the training! Need to drop, good luck everyone.
Lakshmi Rao
02:31:08
I downloaded the app, forgot my email/pw. Will work with it slowly. Buy I emailed about 75+ folks over the week end.. I don’t know if I will use the same folks..
JennaZagoren
02:31:18
After 2016 - never say never when you think we have any state - terrifyingly enohg
Kate Kavanagh
02:31:24
ALRIGHT LAKSHMI!
angela carbone
02:31:27
Your friends in Virginia may know someone in Georgia or North Carolina
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:31:35
Take Action Relational Organizinghttps://togetherfor2020.org/take-action/tactic/relational-organizing/
Carol Savage (she/her)
02:32:07
So, is there a strategy — first start a conversation, then move to the appropriate ask? I have no idea where some of these people stand — folks I have in my contacts on the Joe app, so fascinating!
Hugh Byrne
02:32:16
Thanks for the training. Very helpful. Let’s make it a landslide!
JennaZagoren
02:32:16
when should we expect the ample messages to be sent to us via email?
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:32:52
Bingo Cardhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1X1YaTRwv0UZjxsil4B7Ry7SPaJ1qB-uv/view?usp=sharing
Rebecca
02:33:11
Could someone stay on with me afterward because i have a couple quick questions about the vote joe app
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:33:49
Drop In Action Guidancehttps://www.mobilize.us/togetherfor2020/event/345286/
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:34:31
8 Days to Go Briefinghttps://www.mobilize.us/togetherfor2020/event/351684/
John Weiser
02:34:35
Rebecca - some of us are staying on - may be able to help or direct you to the right resource
Marshall Louis Ganz
02:34:48
Thanks everyone for all you’re doing! Thanks to Michael, Rina, and Emily.for the organizing.
Judith Herman
02:34:50
Can you unlink your contact list from the VoteJoe app?
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:35:19
Text-O-Weenhttps://www.mobilize.us/togetherfor2020/event/352722/
michelle olson
02:35:23
In costume!!!!
Rina Schneur
02:35:29
and bring costume to the TextOWeen
Robin Lawson
02:35:36
end this horror show!
angela carbone
02:35:46
And we have a killer playlist. Right, Robin?
Henry Wu (Together for 2020)
02:35:50
Judith, you can - go to the right hand tab on the bottom menu, click "settings" and "delete my contacts"
Elisse Ghitelman
02:37:00
Thank you, team!!
Rina Schneur
02:37:18
Thank you all! We will get it done!
angela carbone
02:37:20
What a great program!
Robin Lawson
02:37:30
Rina, Emily, Michael, Kate and team - so well done, thank you.
michelle olson
02:37:32
Great presentation guys!
JennaZagoren
02:37:42
Thank you so much for putting this on and for the video - deep gratitude to all.
angela carbone
02:37:42
Thank you, Marshall.
Carol Savage (she/her)
02:37:46
The Vote Joe app is AMAZING! Thank you all
Lakshmi Rao
02:37:51
Thank you Rina, Mike, Emily, Marshall. Pretty fascinating.
michelle olson
02:37:52
Thanks Rina, Marshall, Emily, Michael and John
JennaZagoren
02:37:54
yes - awesome!
Elisse Ghitelman
02:37:54
Off to tell my husband to start contacting his friends
Michael Hugo
02:39:57
Mike Hugo says EXCELLENT Program!!
Rebecca
02:40:14
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