Hello ,Here's more background on John Hall's campaign from Editor and Publisher Online.
As you are a key component to promoting netroots politics, our campaign is coming to you with an unusual idea. And unlike other campaigns, we're NOT asking for help raising money.
The John Hall campaign has a web-based "make calls from home for John Hall" technology that we've just re-launched. We call it the Home Team. The Lamont campaign used it, to great success. It's been very successful so far for us -- we've made over 15,000 calls with it -- and now we're rolling it out to a wider audience. I'm hoping you might post something about it, so that your readers have a chance to "do something" this election other than just give money, give money, give money. Check out the instructions page, and give it a whirl.
We thought you might be interested in blogging it, because:
a) this is NOT the same-old, same-old request -- ie, its NOT about raising money
b) it wins votes for progressive candidates
c) its allows netroots activists in safe districts to get involved in a swing race
d) its a fresh tool that people haven't seen yet
Think its worth posting something about? Think any of your readers would want to try it? Our good friend Howie Klein at Down with Tyranny blogged it today, (sorry I'm late with this) and he's asking other bloggers to pick it up and run with it. And we're sweetening the pot this week with a nice prize -- the Home Teamer who makes the most calls wins 2 tickets to a Bonnie Raitt concert (concert details here).
Not only is this an effective tool, we also provide training to each individual caller. And our callers have fun with it; there's nothing more satisfying for many activists than winning votes, one voter at a time.
If you want to post something about it and you've got any questions, please give me a call. If you post something, the influence you have with netroots activists will have a direct impact on placing a progressive Democrat in the House and beating a Gingrich Republican.
John Hall for Congress
P.S. Here's a blurb about it that we sent to our volunteers:
Work for John Hall from Home, and Win Bonnie Raitt Tickets
Want to help John Hall take back the House? Now it's super-easy for you to join the volunteer effort - from the convenience of your own home. Introducing the John Hall "Home Team."
Many of you have told us you want to make calls on John's behalf. For some of you, our group phone bank locations are too inconvenient, or you live outside the district. You'd rather make calls from your home, on your schedule.
Now you can. If you join the Home Team, you can be talking to voters in a matter of minutes. All you need is a computer and a phone. Our volunteer coordinators will train you thoroughly and give you access to our simple call system. And since our system calls you, you don't pay for long distance charges.
To sweeten the pot, we're offering two tickets to the sold-out Bonnie Raitt concert / fundraiser for John on Oct. 18. The person who makes the most Home Team calls between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15 wins the pair. How many calls will win? We don't know, but here's a benchmark -- our top caller in the 5 days before the primary election made 437 calls.
For more information, or to sign up for the Home Team, visit here, or email Home Team Captain Tate Hausman here.
Friday, October 13, 2006
"Waking And Dreaming" Of Victory
I received this the other day from the John Hall campaign (he being the driving force behind the '70s rock group Orleans) and it looks pretty interesting, so I'm passing this along (I just contacted Patrick Murphy's campaign about it also).