Grassroots Democracy


Phone Banking

Phone Banking for Candidates:

Since early 2017, Red2Blue has held over 20 phone banks in Brooklyn for more than a dozen candidates nationwide. We have made calls for special elections around the country as well as for seven candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates. More than 100 people have participated in our phone banking so far—many of them multiple times.

Our phone banks range from five to 15 volunteers. We also have experienced phone bankers who call from home with real-time support available from the host. Once they become invested in a campaign, some volunteers can make calls independently throughout the final GOTV push.

Are you a candidate interested in phone banking? Contact us here.

Get Involved With Phone Banking:

Phone banking is a tried and true method for getting people out to vote. Most of our candidates want help with phone banking.  

In the first phase, we call to identify supporters, persuade undecided voters, offer lawn signs, or recruit local volunteers. As the election nears, we encourage supporters to cast their vote and remind them of polling locations, times, and voter ID rules.

Phone banks are held on a designated day for a couple of hours in someone’s home. When you sign up, you'll receive the computer links, script, and candidate information. You can call for a couple of hours on a single day or come to as many as you like! If you are new to phone banking, we help with everything from technical issues and messaging to providing moral support. Volunteers share stories and get to know each other. And there are always snacks!

As with all our programs, we coordinate with each campaign to ensure your volunteer hours will have maximal impact. The response rate for phone calls isn’t always high, but the people we do reach and persuade or encourage to vote can influence a larger circle of family and friends. We remove bad numbers and non-supporters from the list so the campaign can focus its Get Out the Vote efforts

Interested in getting involved as a volunteer with phone banking? Contact us here!