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Vote with The Facts!

Outreach Ideas and Guide

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What can I do right now as an individual?

Call the states which have downticket candidates which need support.

Here are at least three main ways to share: One-to-one meetings, visting swing states, contacting organizations which are interested in voter education about the materials. You may come up with other creative ways to share this material and we hope you do.

Starting with people you know well in your immediate circle and using the outline of the one-on-one meeting process below or what you are comfortable with, talk to your inner circle of family and friends and work your way out to people who may require more attention and then to further and further reaches of your social circle. As a target, ask yourself how many people you would be willing to talk to see a change in the administration of our country which affects the entire world. Itís alright to talk to people who already are on the same page politically. What you may want to do is get a Boston Tea Party going for a number of people at once and encourage them to continue sharing the data with their friends, families and contacts locally and nationwide.

For example, what might I say to someone to share my concern?

I'm really concerned about what's going on in this country and I would like to talk to you about it. I'm involved in a voter education project called US Face to Face which contains topics such as jobs, the economy, health care, the environment, war and international affairs, civil liberties, education, and poverty. The topics are in the form of questions and answers and sources are included for every answer. The project was designed to ensure that people have access to verified data on the state of the nation before casting their vote. The idea is to share this information with friends and family around the country. It can also be used as a resource for organizations like churches and unions. We want to circumvent the media and get this information out to people whose only source of information is the mainstream news. Most of all, we want to help people vote with the facts and make an informed choice at the polls. All of our material can be accessed and printed from the website at

2012ElectionGuide for pdf download or to print

What is recommended in a one-to-one meeting or phone call?

Tell them that you are concerned about whatís going on, that you want to talk to them, and set up a meeting time. When you meet ask their concerns, explain that you are interested in citizens knowing as much as possible before November, that you love your country, and you want to make a difference.

Here is a sample meeting process outline:

v     Invitation: Setting the meeting time to talk to a friend, family member or citizen

v     Listening:  Asking about what a citizen cares about, their concerns and vision

v     Questions:  Documented fact-based questions designed to inform on topics that matter to them

v     Registration: Voter registration.

v     Teamwork:  Invitation to join your team or another voter registration project and continue the process.

v     Crucial Call backs before election in November: reminders including offering assistance getting voters to the polls.

Let them know you donít expect them to know the answers to these questions, but you want to ask anyway to see if they are getting the truth from their media source. Then ask some questions in their areas of concern. Ask if they want to know more.

Ask them if theyíre registered to vote, and if not register them or find a way to register them. Ask them if they will vote in November and if they are interested in other talking to other citizens to save their country. Ask them to join you in voter education or on any other voter registrations project as a patriot. Itís okay, of course, if they donít join; you never know how they may help in their own way. Let them know you will be calling them back before the elections to remind them to vote. Keep a list of your callbacks for this purpose.

What about the questions and topic areas?

We have factual and open ended questions for people to discuss. The questions are grouped by topic: Jobs, the Economy, Health Care, Civil Liberties, War & International Affairs, the Environment, Education, and Poverty.

The topics are not exhausted and we know there are other facts we wanted people to know about.  To select data we actually interviewed experts in the field. The main points were selected based on our interviews with people knowledgeable in the various topic areas.

What about how people feel when they hear this information if they have not seen it on their media?

Listen to them; empathize with what they are feeling. Explain to them how maybe they are not getting all the news that is really out there and how news is portrayed differently abroad and by each source.

How Parties useful?

Parties are great because you reach more people at once. Invite all your friends and family and their guests to a party. Usually, youíll want to select people of similar familiarity with the news for these events. The latest versions of the US Face to Face Voter Project documents are available our website at

2012ElectionGuide for pdf download or to print

for this use.  We suggest covering the materials, the attitude, and sample questions. Invite them to join our team and continue the process, including getting voters to the polls.

Whatís the attitude in this project?

Listen first as much as possible to the concerns of citizens. We are not intending this process to be one of convincing, but one of providing an opportunity for citizens to speak and be heard for their concerns and vision and offer data to them in the form of questions. This is actually fun to do. We have no enemies and need not argue, but listen and discuss. Okay, yes, we sometimes end up feeling like arguing. Eat before you meet people, don't be in a hurry. Be caring. Remember, dispelling mis-truths is holy work. Hate does not remove hate, but love alone can do this.

What materials will help me?

These guidelines and other materials (including the Q&A sheets) are available at The 2016 Election and Why It Matters
2016 Election Guide: A Brief and Concise Analysis
of the decision between
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

for your use.  The most important resource is the commitment of citizens like you.

What about talking to my coworkers?

We recommend that you are careful and not propagate this at work unless you are absolutely sure there will be no issue. Certainly, we donít recommend sharing it during working time.

How many people did you say you wanted me to talk to?

If you knew you could affect the outcome of this election if you talked 30, 40, or 60 people and others did the same, would you do it? Would you talk to 60 or more? How urgently do you feel the need to do something about this administration?

Whatís this about calling people back in November to get them to the polls?

Yes, this is crucial. Call each and every person you spoke with ó even if they didnít join the project ó and remind them to vote. The closer to election time you do this the better. Offer help or find help, such as a ride or even the location of the polls.

What else can I do to support the people with whom Iíve talked?

Create weekly or monthly voter team meetings for supporting each other.

What else can I do?

Join a Voter Registration Project.
Talk to organizations which are interested in educating voters and welcome them to use the Vote with the Facts! materials.
Visit swing states.

May the merits of this project protect all beings.