Texting is one of the most popular voting activities on Daily Kos and you can see why. They send messages to voters, ask about their voting schedule, and give them all the information they need to vote. And for voters under 30, this range is particularly effective.
But the downside is that it often is to Popular. A single volunteer can send hundreds of text messages in an hour, so campaigns often run out of numbers to distribute. When you sign up for a volunteer SMS shift, you may find that other volunteers have packed them all.
For this reason, it is important to sign up for an SMS shift as soon as possible and send out all assigned text messages. When a shift is full, you may need to look again. But do you know that this work is incredibly effective, and it is needed more than ever in the past four days.
And if you still can't get a SMS shift, please sign up for one Telephone banking shift with NextGen. That's where they need the most volunteers, and if you're nervous about phone banking, please Read this great piece from one of our members of the Daily Kos Community.
A poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics showed that Enthusiasm for voting among young people ages 18-29 in 2020 is on par with 2008 when Obama was elected, and Joe Biden is beating Trump by 63-25% among those voters. Our job in the final hours of this election is to reach out to as many of these young voters as possible and ensure that they have cast their votes.
Click here to sign up for a SMS shift at NextGen America and spend some time texting young voters in 11 battlefield nations. Remember, these layers fill up quickly.
Keep calm and vote!