Federal Election Calling - Weekly Updates Mon 15 April

**Current of: 15/04/19

Total calls made

💪💪💪💪We have passed 200 000 calls!!💪💪💪💪

That means we have surpassed the total number of calls for our entire 2016 federal election call campaign! That says so much about the kind of people-powered movement that we have built over the last couple of years, months and even weeks!!

As we all are probably well aware now, the election was called last week and we now have a 5 week deadline to election day - 18th of May. Now we have a date and we know where we are heading! This is the time to make plans for those last two weeks, and by plans we mean more calling parties. We want that last week of the election to be pumping. We want to have a plan that means there are parties for everyone to come to - we know that last week is when we get people flooding in to help! So have a look at your diaries, and let’s get some more parties in the calendar!

Important updates - team wide

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**Current of: 15/04/19

Report Back

Online calling teams have made a whopping 51,891 call attempts! We’ve got 5 weeks to hit our goal of 234, 000 calls. Let’s. Do. This.

Important updates

We are still calling into Dickson. So strap in for some more calls to voters about putting Dutton last. Dutton has been in the news recently regarding his meetings with Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo. Callers should avoid getting into xenophobic territory in relation to the meetings with Huang Xiangmo, instead highlighting that when it comes to doing his job, Peter Dutton is more than happy to help his mates with special favours. But when it comes to raising wages and properly funding our hospitals, he’s nowhere to be seen.

We just recruited around 200 new callers! Expect lots of newbies on your calling sessions, make ‘em welcome! We are also putting a lot of effort into making calls to these new sign-ups. If you don’t know about this and can help out, get in touch with your staff contact point.

What's Next?

Next week is Easter- all calling parties will be running as planned except for Sunday. If you are on the Sunday team, Emilie will be in touch with more info. Although we expect attendance to be a bit lower, we really can’t afford to miss a week!

 

Report Back

We have kept calling and now we are up to 72,387 voter contact calls!! Nice work team.

Important updates

Do you know your correct team code? GetUp! Is a strategic, efficient and data driven organisation. For this reason, we ask you to input your team code before making calls on the GetUp! Dialer. Team codes allow us to measure our impact as organisers. Your host support volunteer should provide you with your team and team code. There are 4 different teams depending on the organiser overseeing your area:  Team Jess (8700), Team Melissa (8300), Team Toby (8100) and Team Ella (8500). If you are not sure which team you belong to please e-mail electionevents@getup.org.au.

What's Next?

In the next four weeks, we need to focus on bringing in more people to our calling parties. GetUp! Organiser Clodagh put together a mobilisation team that is working hard to call members and invite them to join you at your calling party. We can all contribute to these efforts by implementing the recruitment strategies found on this guide: http://bit.ly/recruitguide For your next calling party, can you invite 5 of your friends, family or colleagues to join you?

 

**Current of: 15/04/19

Report Back

The numbers keep climbing!! As of this week we are at  80,539 calls!! It is so great to see RSVPs at parties on the rise and to see people really focusing on recruitment. Shout outs to:

  • The Wills Action Group who had 4 members on recruitment calls this weekend, calling for 4 hours! Especially Deanna, who hadn’t done recruitment calls before and absolutely smashed it!
  • The Canberra and Brisbane Metro Action Groups whose average calling party length is over 85 min! So great to see that passion in action.
  • The Southern Adelaide AG who has had the largest AG calling party yet, with 18 people calling!! Nice work team!

Important updates

We have a new Calling Party Guide/Agenda: http://bit.ly/AGagendav2. The new agenda has extra tips on how to ensure people come along, how to get the best calls, and how to make sure we still have fun! Including calling bingo! Make sure you are using this new agenda for your calling parties.

What's Next?

Now we have a date we can really get to work making sure our plans! So this week we want to make sure that all our calling parties have a host and a venue locked in! The gold standard is to have 3 calling parties a week in the last two weeks of the election. We need to make sure we have enough parties planned to absorb the amazing number of volunteers we know are going to come flooding through our doors!

Recruit Recruit Recruit

You have probably heard the latest - we have so many calling parties planned, but we need more people there. Each Action Group needs to have members who are making weekly recruitment calls. Here are this week's events:



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