MAKING CALLS FOR MIKE: CHECKLIST

Before you dial:

While you are on the dialer:

  • Stay on “READY” whenever possible, to make everyone’s call wait times shorter
  • Say “Hello” as soon as you hear the beep--don’t wait for the other person to say “hello” because they already did just before the dialer connected you.
  • Take a selfie, post it on social media, and invite your friends to do it with you next time!
  • Call or text Ben at 512-791-8691 for support if you are having any issues

After you dial:

  • Share a story about your favorite conversation of the night social media with the hashtags: #TX10 and #SiegelForCongress

Frequently asked questions:

  • Q: Someone hung up on me before I got a chance to talk to them. How do I log this response?
    • A: Log this as ‘Not home – Voicemail – Hung up’ so we can try to talk to them another time. This should be your default response if you are confused about how to log the call.
  • Q: Do I leave voicemail messages when I hear an answering machine.
    • A: No. When you hear a voicemail, hang up and select ‘Not home – Voicemail – Hung up’.
  • Q: I don’t have a laptop. Can I use my tablet?
    • A: Some tablets are incompatible with the online calling tool, but please use yours if the other option is having no computer at all.
  • Q: Will my phone number show up to the people I am calling
    • A: Your phone number is kept private by the online calling tool. 
  • Q: What happens if someone asks me a question about  policy platform that I don’t know about.
    • You can look things up on the Issues page of the website while you are on the call, and explain to the voter that you’re a volunteer – while you don’t know everything about Mike’s platform, you know that he’s a representative who listens!

  • Q: The person I spoke to was a Mike supporter, but didn’t stay on the phone long enough to make a plan to vote. How should I log this call?
    • Log this as a ‘Strong Mike’ if you don’t get a chance to find out the voter’s plan.