Virtual Phone Banking:
YBG is working with the Environmental Voter Project (EVP) on a phone banking campaign to encourage environmentally-conscious voters to take advantage of a new mail-in voting program.
Founded by Nathaniel Stinnett ’98, EVP is a non-partisan nonprofit that uses data analytics to identify existing environmentalists who don’t vote, and then applies cutting-edge behavioral science to turn them into consistent voters. In short, EVP focuses on changing people’s behavior, rather than changing their minds.
Virtual Phone Banking Action Hours
- Phone banking is a 2-hour commitment and you are encouraged to sign up for as many session as you would like.
- All are welcome! You don’t have to have a Yale-affiliation to participate, so please encourage your friends and family to join us.
- Please note that some of the registration links below take you directly to the EVP site when we will phone bank with other volunteers, and others are a Zoom registration link where it will be a YBG-only session (denoted with a “*”). The time commitment and expectations are the same.
- Within all the phone banking sessions we can join a room where you will interact with other Yalies/friends of Yalies.
Saturday, October 31 – Tuesday, November 3: GOTV (Get Out The Vote) – TBD
Q: How do I register and what will I do during virtual phone banking?
A: Sign up for one or more time slots by clicking on the available dates above. Phone banking is approximately a 2-hour commitment, including training and calling potential voters. We will also have a virtual coffee hour afterwards to debrief and get to know one another for anyone interested.
Q: Do I need equipment?
A: A full training will be provided by a member of EVP’s staff, all you’ll need is your computer and phone.
Q: Who can participate?
A: Anyone can join! Please encourage others to participate by sharing this page with friends on social media: https://yalebluegreen.org/evp/
How EVP Works
EVP has identified over 15 million environmentalists with such poor voting records that other groups usually ignore. Last year, EVP volunteers mobilized 2.2 million environmental voters across Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, and they have recently expanded into Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Maine.
With COVID-19 impacting our daily lives, EVP is currently focused on calling environmental voters about, depending on the state, vote-by-mail and absentee voting options available. We are going to be using a program called Hubdialer to talk to voters. A full training will be provided by a member of EVP’s staff, all you’ll need is your computer and phone! The phonebanking session will last roughly two hours and we are aiming to host at least two sessions.
Please feel free to share with other alumni and friends. Phonebanking is approximately a 2-hour commitment and you don’t have to have a Yale affiliation to participate. We will also have a virtual coffee hour afterwards to debrief and get to know one another for anyone interested.
Plan your vote: https://www.vote.org/
Climate Museum – Voting Climate Resources: https://climatemuseum.org/blog/2020/8/31/voting-climate-resources-2020
Register to be a poll worker: https://www.eac.gov/voters/become-poll-worker