🌊WHAT IS OPEN PROGRESS TEXT TROOP? 🌊

The Open Progress Text Troop is a diverse community of committed volunteers from across the country who are engaging in issue-focused conversations with voters via person-to-person text messages. Together with Vote.org, we will target voters of color and voters under 30 in six states with SMS messages that provide detail and information about upcoming elections. Statistically, these groups do not receive any election messages from partisan campaigns; this mass marketing campaign will fill that gap.

We encourage citizens across the country, whether English or Spanish-speaking, to register to vote. We also help them find their polling locations. Our volunteers are trained by the best in order to create rich conversations with a better-informed electorate. And we want YOU to join us!

Worried you don’t have time? Even just 2 hours a week will allow you reach thousands of people.

Don’t despair. TEXT!

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Texting does not use your cell phone or your personal phone number.

✊ HOW TO TEXT WITH OPEN PROGRESS TEXT TROOP ✊

 

👩‍💻HOW IT ALL WORKS TOGETHER 👨‍💻

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STEP 1:

Join our SLACK TEAM

You will join Slack to communicate with the Text Troop. Slack is a real time chat space that we use as our communication headquarters! You will use Slack to ask questions, request text assignments, talk to other texters, and get feedback on your texts.

Click here to watch video introduction to Slack »

STEP 2:

LEARN HOW WE TEXT

Open Progress Text Troop texts with TextOut - a peer to peer texting web application that we use to reach thousands of voters.

Slack* and TextOut both live in your internet browser like Chrome or Firefox. To get to TextOut, you will enter through our Slack team (see Step 1). All you have to remember to ever start texting is, “Make it to the Slack team!”

*PRO TIP: 🔥We suggest downloading the app version of Slack as it is a bit faster, and can be downloaded right to your toolbar. 🔥

STEP 3:

CHOOSE WHO TO TEXT

Open Progress Text Troop supports non-partisan voter registration and ballot initiatives.

You help create change by having comprehensively scripted, in-depth conversations with voters in key districts. Thousands of people learn about what’s happening on their ballot via timely and targeted text messages.

Choose your a program and start connecting!