- May 9, 2022
- Posted by: Briana
- Category: Blog
When it comes to influencing lawmakers, not all constituent contacts are created equal. Capitol Hill staffers reveal, the best way to influence lawmakers is with phone calls. We can help you generate these all-important contacts with a smartly run patch through campaign.
Patch through calls empower YOU to identify like-minded people, educate them about your issue, and transfer them directly to their lawmaker’s office to make their voice heard.
The experts at CampaignHQ will help you:
- Target the Fence Sitters
When choosing which lawmakers you want to target, focus on those who are on the fence or whose support could waiver in the face of a tough vote. There’s no need to waste limited resources on someone who is solidly in your camp or firmly against you. However, it can be helpful to send a few positive patches into an office to give backup to someone taking a tough vote on your behalf.
- Keep It Conversational
CHQ’s expert script writers will help keep it simple and straight to the point. Remember, the constituents you are calling are not immersed in the unique language of your industry. They want to know what the issue is, how it affects them, and how they can make a difference.
- Coordinate Your Efforts
Patch through calls are a powerful tool, but they are even better when coordinated with your ongoing advocacy efforts. If you have a meeting set with a particular lawmaker or his/her staff, imagine the impact you can have with 50 patch through calls the hour before you arrive! You can let that elected official know all they need to is sign on to your issue, and you can make the calls stop.
- Create an Echo Chamber
CampaignHQ will help you increase the effectiveness of your patch through calls by creating a “surround sound” chamber the legislators and their staff cannot escape. For instance, you can tweet @ the lawmaker and include their phone number, urging supporters to contact him/her. We can send peer-to-peer texts and automated calls with the same message to generate additional organic buzz and contacts.
When you are ready to get your patch through telephone campaign running, please give us a call – we’re ready to help you win your issue.