🌊WHAT IS OPEN PROGRESS TEXT TROOP? 🌊

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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. We encourage citizens across the country, whether English or Spanish-speaking, to register to vote. We even work to persuade and identify their support for our causes and candidates. 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 1000 people.

Don’t despair. TEXT!

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 Knock! - a peer to peer texting web application that we use to reach thousands of voters.

Slack* and Knock! both live in your internet internet browser like Chrome or Firefox. To get to Knock!, 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, as well as progressive candidates.

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 favorite candidate or organization and start connecting!

 

🗓️ OUR TEXTING SCHEDULE 🗓️

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🎊 HOST A TEXT TROOP PARTY 🎊

The resistance is more fun with friends. By hosting a group of friends to text bank you help spread democracy and open progress across the nation. We will give you all the materials you'll need to succeed.

 

💙 MEET OUR COMMUNITY OF RESISTERS 💚

I love volunteering with Open Progress because I’m proud of the excellence to which they are committed. No other campaign work I do feels as effective, or as fun! And the folks I volunteer with feel like the “elite troops” of the Resistance. Smart, committed, and beyond hard working. It’s amazing.
— Jess, Text Troop Leader
Open Progress allows me to have a direct and meaningful impact on progressive elections nationwide, and to take part in exciting initiatives like making sure underrepresented people get registered to vote and in compliance with strict voter laws in their states. Instead of sitting around in utter despair, I am actively working on solutions, thanks to Open Progress.
— Ellyn, Text Troop Leader
Texting for OP allows me to feel productive and help awesome candidates getting elected from the comfort of my living room! It’s a great way to learn about voter concerns from around the country and actually listen to them. The OP leader team is kind and very encouraging. Try it and you’ll like it!
— Pedro, Text Troop Leader