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AAS Vols Training: Data 101 - Shared screen with speaker view
Erin Lodes
14:57
Santiago!!! Hi!!!
Abigail Zag NC
15:01
YAY TEAM NC!!!!
Christina, NC
15:07
yay team nc!
Alistair Campbell
15:10
TEAM NC!
Kristen Boysen
15:30
woot AZ!
Brittany K (NC)
21:39
Hi all - Brittany here from apocalyptic Oregon and on Team NC!
Joseph Stecher
22:32
How do you decide how to allocate resources between changing minds vs. activating people who may not vote at all but might vote for Joe?
Joseph Stecher
27:04
new
Tessa (MI & FL; she/her)
27:04
New!
Kaitlin, PA
27:05
new
Alistair Campbell
27:05
New concept
Rebecca Bennett
27:07
New
Carl Noennig (WI)
27:07
New concept
Toby Favalora- PA
27:09
Never heard it
Hannah de Groot, AZ
27:10
50%+1 ?
cristizuniga
27:10
new concept!
Kasey
27:11
new
thendara, NC
27:11
new
Daniel Basubas-AZ
27:12
new
David
27:13
New to me
Mallory (MI)
27:13
New to me, too
Ashley, PA
27:19
Good job Hannah!
Ashley, PA
40:53
Turnout is the most fun!
Kristina - FL
41:03
Did some texting a week or so ago and had no idea we were texting Republicans until I started getting responses. Was quite the experience.
Jeanette, she/her (AZ & NC)
42:46
what's the y-axis measuring here?
Daniel Basubas-AZ
42:56
attempts
Jeanette, she/her (AZ & NC)
43:03
thx!
Carl Noennig (WI)
45:00
Totally
Ashley, PA
45:01
Me!
Alistair Campbell
45:02
yes
Tessa (MI & FL; she/her)
45:02
Oh yes for sure
Christina, NC
45:03
yup
Alexandria (MI)
45:03
Yes
Toby Favalora- PA
45:03
I have
Jess Wilson, NC
45:06
yup
Amy Renz, AZ
45:06
yes
Carla Salehian (AZ)
45:07
Oh definitely!
Alistair Campbell
45:08
Happened today on a text bank
Kristina - FL
45:08
For sure!
cristizuniga
45:08
a lot!!
Mallory (MI)
45:10
Me, me, me!
David
45:11
Yes
marina williams (PA)
45:11
Yes for sure !
Regan, PA
45:11
Definitely!
Elliot, PA
45:12
Yep!
Kristen Boysen
45:13
yup yup
Sean Paddock WI
45:14
oh yea
Shea Lues, WI
45:15
yes!!!!
Melissa, MI (she/her)
45:15
yeah!
Brianna
45:16
absolutely - but those are the best
beckybutler
45:16
yes
Christine Vidovich, FLA
45:17
Yes, tons
sharon o'mara
45:18
yessss
Kaitlin, PA
45:24
yup
Alexandra Moore (PA)
45:34
lots for txt, less for door knocking
John's computer
45:39
talked to the actual opponent
Amy Renz, AZ
46:15
haha, John - Did you persuade them?
Kristina - FL
46:25
That's so funny John.
John's computer
47:14
He had a good laugh
Carla Salehian (AZ)
48:47
Is it reasonable for us to ask text or phone bank leaders to be more transparent about our target audience or who we are talking to prior to a shift? Do they have access to that sort of info?
John's computer
49:37
Great question Carla
Kaitlin, PA
49:41
In past experience, the organizers I’ve worked with tell me what sort of voters we’re targeting, so I think that’s reasonable
Daniel Basubas-AZ
49:45
^^I second Carla’s question
Shea Lues, WI
50:50
I have found in smaller local phone banks that they have shared the information.
Erin L, MI
50:53
Carla - Santiago will probably answer this, but just from my experience it depends on the campaign -- sometimes people running the voter contact know those things but if it's a larger campaign they might not have super specific details for you. But I think definitely always ask!
johnb
52:24
How is purchase info acquired?
Ashley, PA
52:37
All of you have a 100 score. ; )
Alex (he/him) - PA - NYC based
53:06
How *much* information is “publicly available” about voters? Where does this information live?
Sean Paddock WI
53:30
how do fundraising models compare to GOTV models?
Robby (Team PA)
53:39
Carla—when I was text banking last weekend, our Lead took us through who we were targeting. That list was for persuasion of voters who tend to be GOP or lean GOP. As you can imagine, it was a mixed bag, but I actually had a decent response of people voting for Biden and Dems this year, as well as a few that wanted to actually engage in discussion and felt like they moved from GOP to undecided. So it’s worth asking if they don’t tell you.
Brittany K (NC)
53:54
@Alex, it depends on the state laws.
Carla Salehian (AZ)
54:09
Thank you, Santiago (and everyone)!
Alistair Campbell
54:45
Is VBM info public and available to campaigns?
Alistair Campbell
54:56
i.e. those who have signed up to VBM
christine go | FL, PA (TX, GA)
57:19
@Alistair: I believe yes (may depend on state). I was texting a few weeks ago to follow up with people who requested VBM to ensure they return they application
Kristina - FL
57:24
Might be state specific but in Florida it is.
Kristina - FL
57:42
A lot of campaigns here do vote by mail ballot chasing after they go out.
Robby (Team PA)
59:16
How do you rank voters that may be persuadable if they have voted for the Republican presidential candidate in the past but then voted for Dems down ballot? Seems like that is a bit trickier?
Ashley, PA
59:22
I do not open mail.
Ashley, PA
59:50
Please dont
Autumn Scheske, PA
59:53
I do not answer the door when I’m not expecting anyone 😅
Abigail Zag NC
01:00:02
I opened my mail today hoping I got Biden stickers but no, just asking for donations
Regan, PA
01:01:07
That makes me feel better to know that!
Rebecca Bennett
01:01:12
Why is it sometimes people say they’ve already been contacted? Is it because they weren’t updated properly before?
Mallory (MI)
01:01:12
Can we get that as a standalone clip so we can play it on a loop before phone/text banks??
Ashley, PA
01:01:22
^^
Alex (he/him) - PA - NYC based
01:01:22
That is HUGELY helpful to know!
Regan, PA
01:01:24
Yes, Mallory!!!
Carla Salehian (AZ)
01:01:31
Such a good reminder that every single call or text makes a difference! Yes, please clip that out!
sharon o'mara
01:01:45
Knowing that is such a helpful perspective for those of us in the phone banks.
Ashley, PA
01:02:00
<3 VAN
Abigail Zag NC
01:02:32
is this the magic spreadsheet!?!?!?!?!?
Elizabeth - PA
01:02:35
It's so hard when you come across nasty people over the phone or through text. You can't take it personally but it's good to know there is a positive result in some way
Autumn Scheske, PA
01:02:36
Rebecca, I notice a lot of times people think they’re being contacted by the same campaigns but then we come to find out they’re getting calls/texts from several different ones (local, general, etc.).
Ashley, PA
01:02:50
No Abigail. This is the holy grail of campaigns.
Abigail Zag NC
01:03:07
oh that’s just as good
Brittany K (NC)
01:03:48
Former SoS Election Data Analyst here. So excited to be on the other side!
Lisa Noble (WI)
01:06:13
When I worked as a volunteer data person for Obama 2012, they told us we talked to each person 5 times. Many people were not happy by the 5th call. Why do they do that?
Carla Salehian (AZ)
01:06:48
Similar to Lisa’s question: When we phone and text bank for organizations in swing states, it’s really common to communicate with folks who have high contact fatigue. Do organizations plan around this? Is there a suggested way to effectively speak to these individuals.
Jessica, WI
01:07:58
Have you seen any evidence of changing efficacy of phone banking with the rise in spam calls? Does it seem like people are still answering the phone?
Tessa (MI & FL; she/her)
01:08:03
Are the data also used to evaluate effectiveness of volunteers? Do I get a personal volunteer score?? :)
Carl Noennig (WI)
01:08:57
What is the comparison of effectiveness of phone banking vs text banking?
Alistair Campbell
01:09:14
^^ good question, Carl ^^
Alex (he/him) - PA - NYC based
01:10:49
Can you track an individual voter if they move states (either frequently or infrequently?)
Autumn Scheske, PA
01:10:59
Jessica, IIRC, there’s data showing that people are actually answering their phones more this year! (Maybe because of pandemic related issues?)
Olivia Krommes
01:12:09
Could you give an example of how a specific statistical model is used to determine something like a voter score? What types of models are used?
Brittany K (NC)
01:12:13
Along the lines of contact fatigue...have you or others studied the affect of the same volunteer following up with voters?
Robby (Team PA)
01:12:46
Cool, thanks for answering!
Daniel Basubas-AZ
01:13:44
How would Arena be affected by potentially overturning Citizens United? Presumably Arena is funded by campaigns or super PACs and removing money from politics would sure influence the work Arena does, right?
Alistair Campbell
01:15:19
Thanks!! Good stuff. Keep on fighting the good fight, y’all
Katherine (FL)
01:15:22
Thank you, Santiago, for your time tonight!
Alon, PA
01:15:36
Thanks Santiago!
Mallory (MI)
01:15:38
Thanks for this wonderful info, Santiago!
Christina, NC
01:15:38
Yes, thank you! My nerd heart loved it!
Kristina - FL
01:15:41
SO much great info. Thank you Santiago!
Amy Renz, AZ
01:15:42
Thank you!
Hannah de Groot, AZ
01:15:43
Thank you Santiago!!!!
Rebecca Bennett
01:15:43
Thank you!
Tessa (MI & FL; she/her)
01:15:44
Thank you Santiago and Ashley!!
Karen Davis (PA)
01:15:44
Thank you!
Alexandra Moore (PA)
01:15:45
Thank you!
Joab (Michigan)
01:15:49
Thanks Santiago!!
Emily’s iPhone
01:15:50
thank you!
thendara, NC
01:15:50
Thank you so much!
Abigail Zag NC
01:15:50
Thank you Santiago!
Carl Noennig (WI)
01:15:52
Great! Thank you Santiago!!!
Carla Salehian (AZ)
01:15:52
Thanks, Santiago! This was very helpful!
Regan, PA
01:15:53
Thanks so much for this!
cristizuniga
01:15:54
Thank you Santiago!! super informative!
Kaitlin, PA
01:16:00
Thank you! This was really interesting!!
Lee Gallagher - AZ
01:16:02
Thanks Santiago!
Alexandria (MI)
01:16:04
Thank you Santiago!
Lauren Johnson
01:16:05
Thank you so much!! This was wonderful
Toby Favalora- PA
01:16:12
Thanks!
Erin L, MI
01:16:16
they trained me!
Elliot, PA
01:16:18
Thank you! This was super interesting and informative!
Greta (WI)
01:16:23
Thank you!
Robby (Team PA)
01:16:36
Super informative! Thank you!
Sean Paddock WI
01:16:47
Thank you!
Erin L, MI
01:16:51
SPREADSHEETS
Mallory (MI)
01:16:59
…. MAGIC SPREADSHEETS?!?!
Alex (he/him) - PA - NYC based
01:17:01
Thanks, y’all. So appreciative of everyone (staff & vols) helping to save our country!
Abigail Zag NC
01:17:03
MAGIC SPREADSHEET?!?!?!
Ashley, PA
01:17:04
^^
Erin L, MI
01:17:20
Literally they are magic
Ashley, PA
01:17:20
https://arena.run/
Rebecca Bennett
01:17:26
When are the classes? Could we do it while we’re working full time?
Ashley, PA
01:18:05
Its just a few days Rebecca. So yes
Tessa (MI & FL; she/her)
01:18:15
MI & FL woot!
Autumn Scheske, PA
01:18:21
Some data and info on efficacy and reach of phone banking vs text banking: https://callhub.io/get-out-the-vote-tools-tactics-strategies-guide/
Carl Noennig (WI)
01:18:49
Thanks Autumn
Autumn Scheske, PA
01:18:56
Np!
Ashley, PA
01:19:30
https://arena.run/
Autumn Scheske, PA
01:20:04
Thank you!!!
Abigail Zag NC
01:20:08
thank you so much Santiago!
Andy - Team Michigan
01:20:15
Thanks everyone!
Charlotte - FL
01:20:16
Thanks you so much!!!
Robby
01:20:17
Thanks, Ashley!
Julie Lance - FL
01:20:17
Great info! Thank you.
Shea Lues
01:20:21
thank you!
Carla Salehian (AZ)
01:20:21
Thanks again!
Kristina - FL
01:20:22
Thanks Santiago and Ashley! Have a good night everyone!
marina williams (PA)
01:20:23
Thank you!!!
Christina, NC
01:20:27
thank you!