It's no secret that phone calls are considered the best way to make one's voice heard when communicating with elected representatives. Even the New York Times has written about the effectiveness of phone calls over email.
Directly connect with Click-to-Call
Providing your activists with their elected representatives' contact information has been a longtime part of the Advocacy software available in your Databank. Until now, you still needed to rely on your activists placing the call themselves.
The times are changing and a new feature in your Databank Advocacy lets you connect your activist directly with their representative. By opting in to the Click-to-Call feature when making a new Phone Action, your activists will be called on their own phone and directly connected to the declared recipients.
The Choice is Yours
Because of the infrastructure required to connect your activists directly on their phone, there is a usage fee of $.10/minute for Click-to-Call.
The total costs of your action can be monitored on your action dashboard and you can end the action at any time. For the best process, we ask that clients who wish to use Click-to-Call prepay in $100 increments for their Click-to-Call actions. If you have any questions about this, please contact your Account Representative.
If you don't want to use the Click-to-Call and would rather take advantage of the Activist Connected Phone Actions, just don't opt-in. It's that easy!
Getting started using Click-to-Call is an easy process. When making a new phone action, just select YES and click the box agreeing to the Click-to-Call charges of $.10 / minute.
Need Some Help Starting a Phone Campaign?
Fortunately, there is no shortage of resources available to help you get started with the content and messaging of a phone campaign.
Indivisible has a selection of weekly actions and phone scripts to use.
Emily Ellsworth, a former staffer, recorded a live Facebook chat which has gone viral on the way to contact your legislators.
She also has the same information available on her Twitter page, if that's more your thing.