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New Hampshire Critical! The Campaign Requests We Help Get Out The Vote!

On to New Hampshire Everyone, lets please make at least a few calls from home. The campaign is asking us:

Here is a video message from Dr. Paul:




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Is it up and running again for Iowa?

...and, for the Iowa calls, is it to confirmed Paul supporters? As in, a call to remind them of the importance of getting out to take part in the primary tomorrow?

I ask, because I have people ready and willing to do that but who are not especially keen on making the cold calls asking for support for Dr. Paul.


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The system is down.

Something is wrong and they are working on it. Fortunately, I've heard that those in Iowa are able to get through. I believe it is the out-of-state volunteers that can't get a response. So frustrating!!!


Get the word out on the outright lies told by MSNBC!


I am not going to click on

I am not going to click on that because it would just make me angry.

I just wish the danged phones would start working again.

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Good point

I know what you mean on this issue.

keep the faith

We need to keep calling through all the caucus states

RP Phone From Home

Told through automated voice when calling that the website is being updated & to call back in twenty minutes. (That means at 8:00pm eastern time). Maybe the update will fix the system 4 good :)! Best, freedom fighters :)!. Just looked on Facebook phone from home page - apparently site upgrades, call again at 8:00pm eastern time!!!

The Feds Have The Ability To Block All Incoming Into Iowa...

Don't discount skullduggery..


That is probably why nobody has been picking up!

6:13 CT

It switched back to the NH survey, but it's still not working when I call from a Calif land line. It gets out of synch also.

I do wonder if we've been sabotaged. The timing of this sure stinks.

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It wouldn't be hard if you were in the right position.

I wouldn't be surprised either.

Michael Maresco:

This report is from another group like ours here:

I just made about 70 calls. Mostly voicemail but I got about 8 people that were supporting Ron. Only one person told he received more than one call today. There may be a slight delay in the call for some reason, not sure why. But simply wait several moments and the call should go through. The main goal of the call is remind people of the caucus and to encourage them to support Ron Paul. If people are wavering or undecided, encourage them to have an open mind at the caucus and to listen to the Ron Paul supporters...also ask them if they need transportation and give them the Iowa HQ contact number to follow through. Please don't post it here on the forums for obvious reasons. Good Luck and do your best...everyone I spoke, even if they don't like Paul was polite or just said, I am not interested. Thank them for their time and say good bye and happy new year etc....

We tried. A lot.

People here are not getting through at all, not to voicemail. Zilch. Maybe it is just calls from out of state that are not working. I do not know. If you will look back in the comments to an hour ago, you'll find that the HQ said check back in an hour (at 6 Iowa time).

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Yes, I'm not getting through either, wanted to offer some hope.

At least some people are getting through after a delay.

System Still Not Up Here

42. Calls total, still no answer, voicemail...nothing!



Have you stopped making phone calls for Paul?

Don't! It is tedious, it can seem unrewarding. There will be times when you get no one, it just rings & rings, when you get answering machines, when you get people not interested in surveys. If they're not interested, you should mark unavailable, not do not call or call finished. If you don't speak w/ the person named, it is unavailable as well. You are blindly searching for supporters so that you can give them a yard sign, a bumper sticker, where these things aren't already. If you become pessimistic & think that you are achieving nothing, signs & bumper stickers won't be disbursed as they should be. If you make 50 calls & get 1 supporter & 1 yard sign goes up, thats better than none. If you become pessimistic about continuing, Ron Paul will be less known. Do you really want that to happen? Its ok to take a break, to do it w/ coffee & if you have found that you can reach people at 7 PM rather than 5 or 6 or 8, try a different calling time if you think it will be more successful. Don't give up! If you are told that the voter has a more pressing issue than the ones suggested, fine, then go w/ the list & ask what the 2nd & 3rd issue is. Don't insist that the voter has a most pressing issue thats actually on the list.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

The problem is, the system is not working!

The good news is that the folks in Iowa are actually getting through to the Iowa voters. They say that the system could be fixed at any moment. They would like us not to give up, which is understandable, but also it is frustrating.

Or it could be everyone is getting phone bombed!

OK - I got through and the guy said I had the wrong number, then he asked me which number I was trying to reach. By this time I had already clicked on "not available" (as the guy is answering the phone) and couldn't get back to his number. So I identified myself as a Ron Paul supporter making an inquiry about tomorrow's caucus. He said that they've literally had 1,000 calls.


Phone from Home Patriots! Stay at your BattleStations!

I just got in from work and see all these comments of frustration! Hang in there folks!


My average has been to actually talk to only 5-7 people for every 100 calls made. Its a numbers game and yes its frustrating if you don't understand it this way.

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Log on to the "Phone from Home" Facebook page to get real time updates on technical issues or difficulties here:

Message from the Michael Maresco a technical guru at
Phone from Home:

"It is the biggest day of the campaign so far. Lots of callers, lots of new callers, lots of old sign ups who decided to start calling today. The system is continually being monitored and adjusted. I don't think anyone's time is being wasted. If you are not in Iowa or NH, this is what we need to be doing. It is NOT easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is"

Thank you everyone who is making these calls for the first time! We have overwhelmed the system with new volunteers and this is a good problem to have.


no answers or answering machines..weird

I've been on for about 25 calls now and not one answer or answering machine...very strange.

See the message just before

See the message just before yours, OFFICIAL from campaign HQ.

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OFFICIAL from campaign HQ...

The Phone from Home system is currently down. They are aware of the issue, and are working hard to resolve it. I just got off the phone with them (at 6 p.m. EST) , and they advised I try back in an hour. You will not connect to anyone if you phone right now, so it's a waste of time.

Thanks - Please update

I hereby appoint myself as the appointed appointer, and appoint you as our liaison with HQ. Please let us know the moment the system is working again. And if you could, let them know at RonPaulForums also.

Thanks again.

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Phone from home

I have made 40 calls today so far from my landline phone.I have not reached one person or ansering machine. Kinda weird??

Is anyone

getting through to pple?

Phone 4 RP

Has anyone tried a landline? Does that make it easier getting through?

I'm using a land line, no luck...

I'm just going for volume at this point. Hopefully when you hit unavailable the numbers get folded back into the system for another call back later..? Does anyone know? I've put out around 50 calls, so far nuthin'. Ain't this a royal pain? I suppose if this happened tomorrow morning it would be worse, but this is pretty flipping annoying...I will keep trying, fingers crossed that I am at least maintaining the phone list for second try...