Texting with Indivisible’s IndivisiText

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Text with Indivisible in support of progressive listening, persuasion and get-out-the-vote campaigns.


Campaign State: National/Multi-State
Action Type: Action of the Week, Text, Training
Coordinator: Texting Support
 

1. Review Texting Overview Guide

NOTICE:  IndivisiText trainings are closed.

If you are new to Texting in the context of elections, then before reading further please review the Texting Overview Guide.  You’ll learn what texting is, why it’s important, and how it works at a high level.

In the Guide, you can also watch a brief video Introduction to Activist Texting to see a demonstration of how texting works, how it protects your privacy and how powerful, easy and rewarding it can be.

When you’re through reviewing, go on to the next step.

 

2. Learn about Indivisible and IndivisiText Texting

The Indivisible Project’s mission is to cultivate a grassroots movement of thousands of local Indivisible groups to elect progressive leaders, realize bold progressive policies and rebuild our democracy.

Through its peer-to-peer texting project, IndivisiText, Indivisible conducts listening, persuasion and get-out-the-vote campaigns for individual candidates, independent of the candidates’ campaigns.

IndivisiText texting to voters involves using a web-based tool (TextOut) for desktops and laptops that doesn’t reveal your phone number, full name or location.  IndivisiText uses Slack as a workspace for all communications among staff and volunteers.

 

3. Virtually Train on IndivisiText Texting

NOTICE:  IndivisiText trainings are closed.  

To begin texting with IndivisiText, formal, virtual training is required.  Because new signups have been paused, no trainings have been scheduled at this time.  Please see the Indivisible Textbank webpage for updates.

If you have texted previously with IndivisiText and are looking for a refresher, these are resources available to you:

• Read the IndivisiText Texting Guide to refresh your knowledge.  Note that IndivisiText replaced the Hustle platform with TextOut in late 2019.

 

4. Text Away!

Have at it and good luck texting!

For help/assistance texting with IndivisiText and its tools, try one of the following:

  • Check the IndivisiText Texting Guide
  • Search IndivisiText’s Slack workspace for previously posted answers to your question.
  • Post a question in the 🔒texting-questions channel

Request texts directly in the TextOut tool – but understand that first-time texters need to follow moderator instructions before making their first request for texts.

If you have questions or issues, please see the Other Resources section below.

If you have questions about this Texting Action Kit, please email a volunteer at Together for 2020 Texting Support.

 

5. Other Resources

IndivisiText Texting Guide (includes links to Training slides, Opt Out Guide and Slack webinars and online training)
• Together for 2020 Slack Training Guide
• Slack Help Center
TextOut Support Guides
Texting Best Practices
Indivisible website
Payback Project website

 
     
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