Get Involved and TAKE ACTION!
Make Calls from Home and Canvass Your Neighborhood
The online system on the Barack Obama website is easy-to-use. You will be helping the field operation by talking to voters and then indicating through the system which voters are Obama supporters. These are the voters that they will contact on election day to make sure they get out and vote.
First, take two minutes to register on their site. Once you are registered and you log in, you'll see that the Obama campaign provides all the resources that you need, including:
- A list of voters in your neighborhood, or in a key battleground state, who we need to reach out to
- A script you can use in your conversations
- A customized flyer you can distribute if you're going door to door
- Easy interfaces to report back the results of your efforts to the campaign
- Support and training to answer any questions along the way
Volunteer at your local Obama/Biden Campaign Office!
Volunteer with the Obama campaign. Join in the excitement of the campaign up close and personal! Visit Obama's website to find your state's Obama offices.
Host a Post-Canvassing or Post-Phone Banking House Party
Hosting a house party is easily one of the most fun ways to show your support for Barack Obama and the NOW PAC endorsed Congressional candidates.
Step 1: Call or email all of your progressive friends and set a date. Use Evite software to help get the word out.
Step 2: Make it a potluck! Challenge guests to bring a dish around a theme. Consider "Cooking for Change" and ask folks to bring a traditional potluck dish with a new twist.
Step 3: Get supplies. You are going to want to have information available during the event so guests can take away materials to share with undecided friends and family. Print out the fliers and make copies of Obama on the Issues. Provide materials for your guests to make posters and to write get-out-the-vote postcards to reach out to undecided neighbors and community members.
Step 4: Take video of guests sharing stories about their canvassing and phone banking adventures. Post the videos on YouTube and send the link to email@example.com.
Step 5: Ask folks to sign up to work at a polling place or work GOTV on Election Day!
Neighborhood Outreach Essentials
If you are unable to make it to the Obama campaign office in your state -- do your own outreach! Below you will find tips and talking points, but on strategies to reach out to your community and neighbors about the importance of electing Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Neighbor to Neighbor Contact Guide
Organizing Resource Center
You can get talking points from our Obama On The Issues page, our candidate comparison, and from Obama's economic plan for women.
Volunteer for Your Local Feminist Candidates
Give Barack Obama a Congress that he can make a difference with!
Visit the NOW PACs Voting Guide page and click on your home state to see what feminist candidates are running in your neighborhood. Use the contact information provided to volunteer at the local office.
Get Out The Vote (GOTV)
The final push is finally here! Tuesday, November 4 is the day –- and when all of your hard work comes together to create victory.
Here is your to do list beginning on November 1.
- Knock on your neighbors' doors the weekend before
- Find out if Obama supporters in your neighborhood need a ride to the polls or require any special help to be able to vote (baby sit, drive, watch pets)
- Send out a reminder email the night before
- For those tough-to-get-moving voters, ask what time they plan to vote and what you can do to help them get to the polls
- Call and text friends and family on Election Day and remind them to Vote for Change
- GO VOTE
- Know what to bring!
- Know where to go! (Ready mid-October)
- Look up contact information for polling locations.
- Know your rights!