• Midterm Elections - How Should a Democratic Campaign Plan?

    Oct 17, 2022 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Midterm Elections - How Should a Democratic Campaign Plan?

    As you plan for midterm elections, especially if you’re progressive democrat, you may not want to leave your house. With all the things going on in the country it may seem like the midterm elections are a forgone conclusion and not in a good way. Historical trends come to a similar conclusion. In this post we will detail the historical trends of midterms, talk about contributing factors, and what Democrats and progressives can do to make a difference in election outcomes this year.

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  • Election Stress: How Can You Deal Election Week Stress?

    Oct 29, 2020 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Election Stress Is Real, What Can You Do About It?

    As someone who has been in the world of elections for 30 years, election stress has been a constant in my life and those around me. But this year it is even more  stressful - https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2020/sia-mental-health-crisis.pdf

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  • 5 Best GOTV Campaign Theme Songs

    Nov 05, 2018

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    Get Your Groove on with These GOTV Campaign Theme Songs

    GOTV! We are officially in the last 30 days of the 2018 election cycle. It's time to knuckle up and carry your campaign over the finish line. I wrote earlier about the best songs for a mental break, but now is the time to power through! Time is rapidly passing and it is now or never to increase voter turnout. This list will channel whatever ounce of energy you have left by providing a soundtrack as we get over this last hump. Here are 5 songs to get you through GOTV.

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  • Midterm Elections 2014 Analysis

    Nov 07, 2014 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Our Take on the 2014 Midterm Elections

    The midterm elections on Tuesday made for a rough night for Democrats. As many of us emerge from the fetal position under our desk, I decided to write down my observations of the midterm elections of 2014, and what could be done differently in future elections. You can listen to some of my observations here as well.

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  • Tips for Your Election Day Stress Test

    Oct 10, 2013 by Ben Holse (he/him)

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    Election Day: Don't Stress, Just Test!

    Before Election Day it’s important that you have a chance to test your campaign’s ground operation. After all, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Testing ensures that your organization can maintain its composure under pressure and gives you an opportunity to iron out any snags before the big day. The best way to test your operation is by creating an Election Day stress test that simulates your operation on the big day.

    In order for a stress test to be effective, you will need to treat it as if it were actually Election Day. Thus, like E-Day, it will require a lot of prep work to pull off. You should schedule your stress test approximately 3 weeks before Election Day and fire up your volunteers for their trial run a few weeks before. Try to schedule roughly the same number of volunteer shifts for the stress test that you plan to have on Election Day. Be sure all the volunteer leaders you will use are trained, present, and ready. Also, if you plan to use outside areas as phone banks or staging locations on Election Day, ask to use them during the stress test as well.

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  • Political Mail vs. Election Mail

    Jul 22, 2013 by The Campaign Workshop

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    What's the Difference Between Political Mail and Election Mail?

    Many times it is difficult to distinguish between what is considered political mail vs. election mail. Here’s a quick rundown of the differences between the two.

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  • 6 Tips for Your Independent Expenditure Campaign

    Jun 20, 2013 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Don't Make the Wrong Move with Your Independent Expenditure Campaign

    Many people think about creating an independent expenditure campaign (IE campaign), but very few will actually take the time to do it. If you don't know a lot about Independent campaigns check out our IE FAQ here.  I start IE campaigns trying to accomplish two goals:

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