With just under a month to go before November 4, let’s talk about the centerpiece of our plan to win major progressive victories and keep a Democratic Senate.
It’s the PCCC’s cutting-edge Call Out The Vote program (COTV).
It has three parts:
- Calls from the PCCC’s Election Headquarters
- National volunteers, calling from home (and house parties)
- Local volunteers, calling from target districts
In 2010, we made 1 million calls. In 2012, we made 2 million.
In 2014, COTV has made over 1 million calls already, and we’re going big with the goal of achieving 4 million calls for top progressive candidates by Election Day.
PCCC members have helped 5 Elizabeth Warren wing candidates defeat more conservative opponents in tough primary battles this cycle: Ruben Gallego (AZ-7), Brian Schatz (HI-Sen), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Mike Honda (CA-17), and Pat Murphy (IA-1).
PCCC volunteers made over 574,000 calls for Elizabeth Warren in 2012. Our COTV program is the single-most effective tool we have in an election year.
It’s how we make people power match and surpass corporate power in elections. The Super PACs and the Koch brothers can’t do this — only we can.
The reason it’s so effective is that with our new dialing technology, we can contact a ton of voters in a very short amount of time. We’ve nearly doubled the amount of contacts we can make compared with past elections.
It really is that much of a game changer. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what big primary winners and bold progressives elected to Congress have to say about COTV:
“Take a look in the mirror, everybody. You are our secret weapon. You are the one thing that the Koch Brothers can’t buy!”
— Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-9) speaking to COTV volunteers in 2012
“I really thank the PCCC for their work in this campaign because you gave us tools that we wouldn’t have otherwise had. I can’t imagine how much time people would have spent on the phone. We were getting people in here for two hour shifts and when you’re able to go through 10,000 calls in a day, and when you’re having 3,000 or more contacts, that’s just huge.”
— Pat Murphy (IA-1) on June 4th call with PCCC and the media
“[The PCCC] helped me tremendously… You helped me on the ground. And your people were calling on my behalf. And we’re just really grateful. We think this is a progressive district, and having you on our side helped us to get over the finish line.”
— Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) on June 4th call with PCCC and the media
“I offer a very sincere thanks to the many PCCC members who made 574,570 calls for my campaign… contributed more than $1 million to our effort, and contributed in so many other ways as well. Your support meant so much to me.”
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA-Sen) speaking to COTV volunteers in 2012
“What you guys are doing is just absolutely tremendous. I can’t tell you how important it is to us out here.”
— Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-8) speaking to COTV volunteers in 2012
“I am in Washington DC right now… and I have all of you to thank for that and the PCCC. You made over 130,000 phone calls. You contributed.”
— Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-7) speaking to COTV volunteers in 2012
And just this week, The New Republic reported:
“PCCC, using its “Call Out The Vote” program, can seamlessly supplement the campaigns’ own efforts with calls from the humans on its membership list, providing that critical mass continuously. And because the list is so extensive, it can make calls at enormous volume in a very short period of time. It recently placed 23,000 get-out-the-vote calls in a single night in Minnesota, a scale the typical statewide campaign often achieves in a week.”
The only limitation is how big we can go with it this year. And we need your help.