DFA Night School Special Edition: MyGOTV

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Slides from DFA Night School on October 14th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Visit www.democracyforamerica.com/nightschool to sign up!

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DFA Night School Special Edition: MyGOTV

  1. 1. Special Edition: MyGOTV October 14 th, 2008 Listen live on: Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com AIM: DFA Night School Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
  2. 2. Welcome to DFA Night School! Streaming live at: www.blogtalkradio.com/democracyforamerica Questions? Email: nightschool@democracyforamerica.com AIM Instant Message: dfanightschool DFA Chair Live blog: www.blogforamerica.com Jim Dean 2 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  3. 3. Tonight’s Trainers Matt Blizek Adam Quinn DFA Training Director DFA Field Director 3 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  4. 4. 3 Million New Votes Peer pressure works - Research shows that peer pressure is a very effective GOTV tactic http://research.yale.edu/GOTV/?q=node/10 Early voting is key to victory - Frees up campaign resources (people, time, money) - Bringing New Voters into the Fold: Allows campaigns to focus efforts on less likely voters 4 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  5. 5. How it works Step 1: Pledge to vote Obama (and vote early to get your free bumper sticker!) Step 2: Get 3 friends to pledge to vote for Obama Step 3: Each of your friends gets 3 more pledges Step 4: Follow up & Repeat 5 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  6. 6. Who to Target Utilize your social networks - Friends, family, co-workers, etc - Get them out to vote where they live - Get them to vote early if possible Send to all your email contacts All your friends on Facebook! 6 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  7. 7. Build Your GOTV List 7 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  8. 8. Get Your Friends to Vote (early if possible) Face to face meetings Phone Calls Postcards Emails Use our Early Voting Guide to see which friends can vote early 8 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  9. 9. Behind the Scenes You will receive alerts when… - Your state starts early voting - Your friends accept your invite - Your friends report their vote Free “I voted for Obama” bumper stickers 9 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  10. 10. New Frontiers of Voter Mobilization 3 million ‘viral’ votes Using Facebook to bring out more young voters Won’t interfere with the rest of your GOTV volunteering 10 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  11. 11. Questions? Call in live: (646) 200-0620 Email: nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Instant Message: DFA Night School 11 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  12. 12. Homework 1. Make a list of 30 people you know 2. Invite them to pledge to Vote Obama 3. Follow up and make sure they vote www.democracyforamerica.com/pledge Or use our Facebook Application: http://apps.facebook.com/dfa_gotv 12 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

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