Pledge Drive Workshop


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Recap our August Small Business Pledge Drive directions and find the materials you'll need to get started.

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Pledge Drive Workshop

  1. 1. Welcome to Democracy for America’s Interactive Online Workshop Thank you for joining us—the workshop will begin shortly. Adam Quinn Field Director Michael Langenmayr Field Organizer Kate Lesniak Field Organizer
  2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda <ul><li>Explaining Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Recap of Stand with Dr. Dean campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Pledge Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Recap of the workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap up </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Webinar <ul><li>Webinar is the leading online software that allows us to conduct interactive trainings with our members through online workshops. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using Webinar software, we can: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for your feedback through “raising your hand” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take polls about what you’re thinking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Answer questions quickly, both privately and to the group </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show you a new web-page or tool on </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Recap: Stand with Dr. Dean <ul><li>Review of the healthcare debate </li></ul><ul><li>Good bill out of the House </li></ul><ul><li>Bad bill out of the Senate </li></ul><ul><li>2 bills reconciled </li></ul><ul><li>Get a public option with reconciliation </li></ul><ul><li>August, Congress in recess </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelmed by corporate protesters </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance companies spending $1.4 million/day funding them </li></ul><ul><li>We need to show Congress that small businesses have their backs </li></ul><ul><li>Stand with Dr. Dean Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Stand with Dr. Dean public option petition </li></ul><ul><li>Collected over 400,000 signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Gov. Dean Healthcare national townhalls </li></ul><ul><li>Made 12,000 deliveries to Congressional offices in all 50 states </li></ul><ul><li>Made thousands of calls to Blue Dog Dems </li></ul><ul><li>Running tough ads against Conservatives </li></ul><ul><li>Thanked our healthcare leaders in the House and Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Next step small business pledge drive </li></ul>
  5. 5. Get Small Businesses on the Record <ul><li>Democracy for America’s Small Business Pledge Drive Give America a choice. I am a small business owner and I support healthcare reform that allows individual Americans to choose either a universally available public healthcare option like Medicare or for-profit private insurance. A public option is the best way to provide guaranteed healthcare for all Americans. </li></ul>Democracy for America’s Small Business Pledge Drive is a national effort to collect support for healthcare with a public option from small business leaders.
  6. 6. Small Business Pledge Drive <ul><li>Why a Small Business Pledge Drive? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congress listens to small businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Republicans trying to say small businesses oppose reform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small businesses are hurting the most within our current system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When we get small businesses on the record, we can show Congress we have their support </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Small Business Pledge Drive: Materials <ul><ul><li>Go to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample script </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public option FAQ’s </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small Business Fact Sheet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pledge Cards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stand with Dr. Dean Support Schwag </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Remember:
  8. 8. Small Business Pledge Drive <ul><li>Where do I start? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find Small Business Leaders in your area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Really easy to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with your own contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to friends, neighbors, or maybe you’re a small business leader! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your materials ready </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Small Business Pledge Drive <ul><li>Part I: What do I say to business leaders? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop in to a small business near you or call ahead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask if he or she supports healthcare with a public option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the conversation casual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give them any information you have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer as many questions as you can </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Small Business Pledge Drive <ul><li>Part II: How do I get businesses on the record? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the owner to sign your pledge card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the pledge card back from them so that you can mail it in to DFA HQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer a Stand with Dr. Dean sign or sticker to post in the window or at the register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report your results! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> and enter all of your information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send in your pledge cards to DFA </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Question and Answer <ul><ul><li>If you’re listening to our Webinar through speakers or headphones, use the QUESTION BOX on your right to send us your question, and we’ll answer it live on the air. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you’ve dialed in using a phone line, RAISE YOUR HAND and we’ll un-mute your phone line so that you can ask your question live on the air. </li></ul></ul>There are a few ways to ask questions using Webinar:
  12. 12. Recap: Small Business Pledge Drive <ul><ul><li>Collect pledges from ANY small business near you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very important for you to report your results at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find all the materials you’ll need at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact us at [email_address] or (802) 651-3200. </li></ul></ul>