"After 150 calls I got 61 people to show up to Ames Straw Poll!"Submitted by troy on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:21
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!