Texting does not use your cell phone or your personal number; texting programs run in a browser on your computer. There are several texting programs used by the organizations listed below, and each is a little different.
Resistance Labs works with progressive organization across the country to reach voters
Step 1: Click here for training options
(Note: You can take online training anytime, read the training slides, or sign up for a training session on Zoom.)
Become a Super Volunteer!
Super Volunteers can take batchs of replies that other texters have not responded to. It’s a great way to help, and great for your time management; you select the number of texts to respond to and get to work without sending hundreds out and waiting to see what comes back.
- Click here to watch the recorded training.
- Click here to take the quiz. Someone from Resistance Labs will follow up with you via email.
Helpful links for future reference:
NextGen America (a.k.a. NextGen Organizing)
NextGen is a diverse coalition of young people, organized to take power by winning elections for progressive candidates. In 2020, they are fighting to take back the White House, the U.S. Senate, and state legislatures by turning out young voters.
In addition to the national organization, there are NextGen chapters in several states, e.g. NextGen PA, NextGen WI, etc.
National Text Team (Out of State Volunteers, working in Battleground States)
Step 1: Join NextGen Slack
Step 2: Read the Volunteer Texting Guide.
Step 3: Take the quiz.
Step 4: Post a message in the #texting-onboarding channel in Slack that you are ready to text!
Already signed up? Click here to find NextGen Texting Opportunities
NextGen will provide you with links for training, logging on to Slack and ThruText, and all the resources you will need for texting. Unlike some organizations, you will not find texting campaigns in their Slack workspace. Use the link above to find and sign up for texting campaigns.
BlackPAC – Expanding participation in our elections and increasing the diversity of voices to solve our most challenging problems
Guided Text (and phone) banks Thursdays and Saturdays
Indivisible is a grassroots movement of thousands of local Indivisible groups with a mission to elect progressive leaders, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda.
Indivisible will provide you with links for training, logging on to Slack and TextOut, and all the resources you will need.
The Open Progress Text Troop engages in issue-focused conversations with voters. We help people register to vote, persuade and identify their support for our causes and candidates, and help voters find their polling locations.
Click here for the Text Troop Calendar (includes training options)
MoveOn.org helps members elect candidates who reflect our member’s values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of elections. They are focused on running powerful progressive advocacy campaigns and demonstrating MoveOn members’ power at the ballot box.
MoveOn will provide you with links for training, logging on to Slack and Spoke, and all the resources you will need for texting, some of which are listed here for future reference.