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AMA’s Ground-Game Hits 50,000 Door Knocks to Get Out The Vote



Matt Batzel, American Majority Action

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American Majority Action Knocks on 50,000th Door in Wisconsin

November 4, 2016 – With only days remaining in the 2016 election cycle, American Majority Action (AMA) has just surpassed 50,000 knocks on targeted doors of voters in Wisconsin. AMA’s ground game is creating a stir among voters in the Badger State as AMA staff and volunteers activate conservative voters.

AMA’s National Executive Director Matt Batzel said “Control of the US Senate comes down to Wisconsin. This Senate race will be won or lost on the doors in key neighborhoods. For the second election cycle in a row, AMA has knocked on more than 50,000 doors engaging in meaningful discussions with voters. These conversations break through the noise of internet or TV ads, driving undecided and unlikely voters to the polls to support conservative reform.”

Face-to-face connections are the highest form of voter engagement and are shown to greatly increase election turnout. AMA’s activist groundswell is powered by Voter Gravity’s groundbreaking technology that allows staff to quickly and accurately get out the vote through micro-targeting voters.

They are working in critical areas of the state including Winnebago, Outagamie, Brown, Marathon, Chippewa, and Fond du Lac Counties. The outcome of the election could be determined in these key counties where door knocks have exceeded 50,000 contacts.

In addition to Wisconsin, AMA is also targeting US Senate and House races in Colorado.

American Majority Action is a conservative organization dedicated to engaging citizens in the political process by mobilizing them in support of candidates who favor limited government, individual freedom and protecting the free market. AMA is founded on the belief that citizen engagement at the local, state and Federal levels will foster needed systemic change to preserve the American dream. American Majority Action coined the term “I Stand with Walker” during the 2011 protests in Madison and has been active in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 elections in Wisconsin. Find out more at www.americanmajorityaction.org

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10 Ways to Leverage #FeeltheBern for Your Own Cause

You’ve seen the “yuge” rallies. You’ve read all of the Tweets. You’ve even heard about the new dating site for Bernie Sanders supporters.

While you may not agree with his positions, there is no question that Senator Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from rural Burlington, Vermont, is absolutely killing it in his digital campaign. Across Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram, Sanders’ content generates the most engagement, with an average of 23,200 Facebook likes per post, 793 Retweets per Tweet, and 38,010 Instagram likes per post.

How is he doing so well? And, more importantly, how can conservative digital activists steal Sanders’ strategies and use them to #win2016? Here are a few ways you can “feel the Bern” in your own conservative campaign. Continue reading

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FCC Regulations to Cause a “Disorganized Scramble Across the Country”

The struggle between government and private enterprise continues.

To keep up with consumers’ increasing demand for mobile broadband data, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has organized an auction for TV broadcasters to voluntarily relinquish some of their “white space channels” and repurpose them for mobile broadband use. Broadcasters who participate in the auction will “bid to receive some of the proceeds from auctioning that spectrum to wireless providers” and will have three months to make the transition.

Although participating in the auction is completely voluntary, evicting the specified channels is not. Broadcasters who choose not to participate in the auction have a 39-month timeframe after the auction ends to empty their current channels move to new ones. According to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), this timeframe is “not conducive to an organized transition,” and “will lead to an uncoordinated, disorganized scramble across the country.”

The primary problem is that there only 16 crews that can perform this transition, and this rule requires that they service the entire broadcasting industry over a 3.25 year period. Because of this, the NAB has made the hard sell to the FCC, asking them to reconsider the deadline. The FCC’s response remains to be seen.

Because the FCC is appointed and supervised by the president, this intrusion of private enterprise is yet another issue for voters to consider when they go to the polls this election season.

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Turn Virginia Red Campaign & Activism Webinar Series

Join Turn Virginia Red, American Majority Action, and Family Foundation Action for a series of summer activist trainings and webinars.

Each Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. the American Majority Action team will host a free webinar on a variety of activism, communications, and campaign topics, all for the purpose of empowering Virginia conservatives to make change happen in their communities.

LinkedIn for the Conservative Activist
June 9, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
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This growing social media outlet is becoming increasingly important for political professionals. Learn the differences between this and other social media networks, what sets it apart, and why you should craft your presence as carefully here as you do on Twitter. What do “connections” have to do with anything? Should you accept connection requests from professionals you have never actually met? Should you share updates on LinkedIn as frequently as you do on Facebook? Find out the answers to these questions and many more, as you explore how to create and maintain a professional profile.
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June 16, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
Tayt Brooks

You’re not running for office, but you still want to make a difference on the political landscape. As an activist, what can you do to impact your local elections? Walk through a complete grassroots strategy, from writing letters to the editor to getting voters to the polls on Election Day. Make the most of your time, starting six months before any given election, and impact your community for conservative principles.
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June 30, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
Tayt Brooks

It’s easy to get bogged down in the details and overlook the broader picture. Take a step back and explore an entire get-out-the-vote strategy from the first phone call all the way to election day. Refocus your own goals and how you’ll accomplish them. Get identified supporters to the polls with successful targeting techniques, live phone banking, and door-to-door field work. Learn to apply persistent and patient technique to your campaign.
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10 Steps to Full Speed Ahead Webinar
July 7, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
Nate Nelson

The local activist and volunteer is a campaign’s most significant resource, and sometimes there isn’t much time between the primaries and the General Election. Make the most of your time and resources by following these ten practical ways to mobilize your community in 2015 and beyond.
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Facebook for the Conservative Activist Webinar
July 14, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
Scott Ellis

You may think of yourself as a Facebook guru, but stop and consider what it means to be a self-identified conservative activist online. Learn how to maintain a consistent presence, post relevant and eye-catching material, and win over a following in the Facebook world.
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72-Hour GOTV Strategy Webinar
July 21, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
Micah Pierce

How you handle the last 72 hours before polls close can be hugely telling on your campaign’s success or failure. It’s never too early to build your last-minute strategy! What you do in these critical moments can turn an entire election, so prepare now to get the right voters to the polls in the last hours of the election cycle.
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Win Online: Unlocking More Power from Social Media Webinar
July 28, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
Aubrey Blankenship

You post, retweet, and share online in an effort to express yourself and make a lasting impact for liberty. But how effective are you, really? Learn what conservatives are doing right… and wrong… online. Take the steps to communicate your views and forge meaningful connections on social media using simple tips and techniques that will dramatically increase your impact.
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Colorado Republicans: Presidential Flash Poll Results

The Voter Gravity Presidential Flash Poll this week was conducted in Colorado. We surveyed 8,296 respondents using the Voter Gravity touchtone survey tool. Don’t forget that if you’re a Voter Gravity client, you can run an unlimited amount of these flash polls yourself!

The Denver Post and Breitbart News picked up the story. Check out what they have to say about the results: Continue reading

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