REAL PEOPLE. REAL CONVERSATIONS. REAL CHANGE. HELP US MAKE IT HAPPEN.
In 2018, 27 million texts drove incredibly effective conversations with voters and citizens all across the United States. This democracy in action was fueled by:
Text Troop, the largest group of texting volunteers (more than 9,100 and growing by the minute)
Proven methodology to have real conversations that touch voters’ minds and hearts
Emboldened by recent Supreme Court decisions, state legislatures are once more manipulating the rule of law to suppress minority voices, from Nevada to North Dakota to Florida. It’s not right. It’s not just. This is what we stand up and fight against.
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TEXT MESSAGES WE’VE SENT IN MILLIONS
How Many VOLUNTEERS We’ve ACTIVATED
YOUR DONATIONS KEEP US GOING
We have real people sending out text messages and having conversations with voters across the country because we believe that human connection is critical. We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to make all this happen.
Your donations have helped us:
Notify citizens who are at risk from being turned away from the polls.
Educate citizens about these referendums and amendments that will solidify this injustice for a generation.
We’ve even built our own texting software that allows us to rapidly respond to threats and opportunities. When Secretary of State Brian Kemp decided to purge hundreds of thousands of voters off the Georgia voter rolls at the last minute, within days we developed an integrated partnership with Resistbot, Lift Every Vote, and the NAACP of GA. We reached out to 138,267 newly purged voters in less than 24 hours, and now, with your help, we’re going to do it in every state we can -- if we can afford it.
Please consider joining the Open Progress community and supporting our work, fueled by thousands of volunteers who will reach millions of their fellow citizens this year. Our donors believe that Open Progress' focus on expanding the electorate through personal digital outreach is the path to real, lasting change in 2018 and beyond.
2018 was just beginning OF THE STORY
No one else has worked more consistently to reach out to vulnerable voting populations including those marked inactive or purged from the voting rolls.
We’ve focused on key states Florida, Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, Kansas, and Georgia, but we want to reach more states in 2019.
Get to these critical states to register new voters and outsmart noxious voter suppression laws in every one of these states.
In Summer 2018, we did more than 500,000 deep listening and voter education texts with our partner, Mi Familia Vota, in Arizona, Nevada, and Florida ahead of the primaries.
Our work set the stage for Mi Familia Vota to pair digital communication with in-person neighborhood canvasses for the critical November elections.
In 2019, we’d like to partner with even more organizations. Our work is most successful when we work together, not as lone wolves.
In October, we partnered with Resistbot, which has allowed us to activate more than 16,000 infrequent and recently purged voters to look up their voter registration.
This means those voters can now take action to correct their registration if anything is wrong, and they will be getting get-out-the-vote reminders.
Creative partnerships plus the use of innovative technology will help us reach even more voters in 2019.
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