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"After 150 calls I got 61 people to show up to Ames Straw Poll!"

A friend of ours in the Santa Barbara Meetup sent this out a few days ago, which I found to be extremely motivating:

"We're now entering the final days until the Ames Strawpoll and victory is within our grasp! I wanted to share with you guys a summary of my experience with phone banking in Iowa, but this email grew enormously long so I decided to summarize my final plea for you guys to help out with the phone banking here:

Over the weekend using the http://rp2012.org website (front page http://grassroots.wildfireplatform.com ), I called 150 people and was able to get 61 people interested in going to Ames (counting guests)! The reason I was so effective was because rp2012.org has already invested in a major phone poll to see who is already favoring Paul!

Thus, the people I was dialing were already confirmed RP supporters and by offering them a voucher to get in the straw poll for free, it was a super easy sell! As a result, I'm still calling people this week from their list, and after doing about 30-40 numbers each day I've convinced 11 more people to go! Rp2012.org still has thousands more RP supporters that haven't even been called, and they really need help following up! Unfortunately this weekend I'm going out of town, but they are going to do one last final "Phone Bomb" this weekend. Their goal is to get 2,000 people to the Ames Straw Poll, totally independent of the RP campaign. If you'd like to help out, please let me know and I can get you trained super fast. This is super important we get as many people as possible to Ames. How terrible would it be to think we have the victory sealed up, and to find we were beaten by BACHMAN! :-P

Let's keep it up! Hoping to see more get active each week!

In Liberty,
Stephen"



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finished with 18 voucher requests today

for Ames Straw Poll. Keep up the efforts everyone!

also, the Grassroots is just over $20K at rp2012.org so think about doing a donation.

I believe we have over 1,200 supporters (1,200x$30=$36,000) just through this Grassroots push, going to the Straw Poll to vote for Ron Paul, this Saturday!

How exciting!

this is great

thank you!

got 10 people to sign up for vouchers, today

I had a late start but have 10 so far that will be getting vouchers to go to the straw poll. A lot of "I gotta work" but I convinced most of them and a good seller was that they can come and vote between 10am and 4pm and leave (many weren't aware that they could do this).

It is 7:15pm in Iowa, still have time to call today from www.rp2012.org

make sure your action item on the Dashboard says "Make Robocall ID Followup..."

how many more are left?

Does anyone know how many "Robocall ID Followups" are left? Will they for sure be gotten though, or need as many as people as possible to do it?

I haven't got around to calling yet...not sure if I should drop everything and try to do it, or it will be more than taken care of.

no idea - we just keep working

through them.

Front page stuff

This is the kind of stuff that needs to be on the front page. Mobilize and encourage the troops!

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Great ideas for sure

This is some amazing work right here.

Love seeing how different things are this election cycle cmpared to 0708

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Need help registering for rp2012.org

Hi,
I want to make phone calls but I can't figure out how to register at the rp2012.org site. You can't log in to get phone numbers without first registering at the site. Can somebody help me?
Last weekend I went to a meet-up and we phone banked and they gave us phone numbers. But I have time today and would like to help out.
Thanks for any help you can give me in getting phone numbers.

Cdp

click on the Act Now button on the front page...

thanks!

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Here is Stephen's entire post - phone bankers, please read:

"First of all, I want to apologize for any confusion I've caused concerning what resources to use for phone banking, as the info has been somewhat murky and there have been mixed messages. Currently, there are two platforms you can use to phone bank in Iowa: the independently run grassroots organization lead by John Dennis called rp2012.org (http://grassroots.wil... then there's the official campaign website here: http://phone.ronpaul2....

I originally started using rp2012.org to phone bank because it was the only thing available to the public and it focused on specifically targeted groups such as Independents, young voters (18-21), and senior citizens (if you wanted to make calls during the day). After using this platform for several weeks I got word that this website was overlapping with the official campaign's telephone list and that we shouldn't use it any longer. Thus, I signed up to phone bank with the official campaign website, didn't hear anything from them for several weeks, and then had to go out and contact the Iowa state coordinate, Steve Bierfeldt, on the Ron Paul forums to get a response. First he gave me an Excel list of about 50 RP supporters from 2007-08 and I was supposed to do voter ID'ing. After I finished this list I got in contact with the official campaign volunteer organizer, Jerry, and he let me help beta test their fancy new phone banking system. This platform automatically calls people for you after you dial into the system, and it goes though a list of registered Republican voters so that you can do voter ID (ie ask them their preferred candidate and important issues). Keep in mind, there was nowhere in the script that has you talk to them about the Ames Straw Poll if they were RP supporters (I took the initiative to mention it myself). I'm assuming that someone in the campaign is doing follow up on all the RP supporters we've ID'd. But in the end, I didn't feel that I was being used that effectively. A robot could do what I was doing at a greater and faster rate.

Then I caught word that rp2012.org was using a robocall service to automatically dial tens of thousands of people to give them presidential surveys. In a span of a week, they were able to ID over 2000+ RP supporters in Iowa. This list was prime for the picking and they needed people as "closers" to follow up with these supporters and get them to Ames by offering them vouchers that could admit up to 4 people for free. I volunteered to become a closer since I had already used their platform and after a quick training seminar, I began calling these robocall numbers last Saturday during an all day "phone bomb." Let me tell you, after doing this I became a believer that rp2012.org is now the best system to do phone banking and I'm very encouraged by the responses. For the span of a several hours, I called 150 people and was able to get 61 people interested in going to Ames (counting guests)! I feel like I've made a direct impact on the Ames Straw Poll and was utilized effectively. As a result, I'm still calling people this week from their robocall list, and after doing about 30-40 numbers each day I've convinced 11 more people to go!

From my experiences, the people you call from the robocall list are very interested in the Ames Straw Poll. Once you let them know they can get there for free, see Ron Paul speak in person, get a free lunch, listen to live music and entertainment, and meet thousands of other RP supporters, it's a deal that's hard to pass up! They just need to be made aware of it! Even if they live far away, bus transportation there is also an option. Thus, they have very few excuses to pass on this once in a lifetime opportunity. I have a good feeling that Ron Paul will get a victory in Ames as long as we can continue this phone banking effort. But we need to act like we are always behind because just don't want Ron Paul to win by a narrow margin, we want to ensure he wins in a landslide!

As far as the official campaign phone banking, I'm done with that for now. They seriously need to get their act together. At first, they didn't even reach out to people living outside of Iowa to help out, and when they did it took a long time to get in touch and they still didn't even have a phone banking system in place. Their approach to running the campaign in a top-down approach is not going to work, and it's up to the grassroots to take the lead."

Wow, what an amazing story!

Wow, what an amazing story! Truly inspirational!

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Yay the grassroots

!

As my grandson used to say....

You are the bomb!!

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That's awesome!

It's very encouraging to hear.

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Just made 61 Calls today

A lot of wrong numbers and answering machines. Left the info. Got one Ron Paul supporter who couldn't make it to the Straw Poll (said he went last time but has commitments next Saturday).

Still going to keep calling though, will hopefully break ground soon.

Jack Wagner

Are you using the campaign website or the grassroots one?

Use the grassroots one instead! Your breakthrough will come immediately.

I was using rp2012.org

Did a few more calls, then got caught up with some life-tasks. At least I identified some wrong numbers :)

It's a bit late now to call, if I have time I'll crack at it during the week. All-in-all it was pretty easy, as most things are, the hardest part is starting.

Jack Wagner

Hey..

The robopoll followup is the main list.. we are trying to get as many people on the robopoll follow-up as quickly as possible but you were probably calling our starter list. If you watch the training videos we can set you up with the follow-up calls as soon as possible. Thanks!

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Maybe they have the older script

like I did. Ppl should look for the script named, "Make Robocall ID Followup 8-4", right?

Do people even read

before they comment any more?

Doesn't look like it.

FIRST line of the OP:
"A friend of ours in the Santa Barbara Meetup sent this out a few days ago, which I found to be extremely motivating:"

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great job...you should make a

great job...you should make a video placing few calls, that will be front page material.

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What a high percentage! You are amazingly

persuasive -- and the time must be right!