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Organizing tip of the week: Call time is sacred

Before I joined the Obama 2012 team in Pennsylvania, I organized for issues like LGBT rights—and my favorite thing about my job has always been building volunteer leaders.

Here in Pennsylvania, phone banks are central to our organizing. That’s why we always tell our volunteers: Call time is sacred.

Calling voters is how we build our teams and keep people engaged—our organizers here in Pennsylvania have a quota of 150 dials a day! So, we ask folks to save a chunk of time between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. every night for calls. There’s this sweet spot after people get off work and before they go to bed, and we have to make the most of that time.

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