Target candidates for local, state and federal office to get their position on record re: the We the People Amendment and make this an election issue.
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Campaign Kickoff Webinar
Learn about our 2014 Pledge to Amend Campaign with Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and Shara Smith of Move to Amend. Pledge to Amend is a campaign to get candidates to pledge to support the 28th Amendment to the Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people and money is not free speech!
Use the + button on the lower right to zoom in. Click the stars on the map to find the contact for local Pledge to Amend campaigns. If there is no campaign in your area, considering launching a campaign yourself or with your friends!
If you have updated information or corrections to the map please contact our office: 707-269-0984.
Are you planning a Pledge to Amend Campaign in your community?
You MUST respond to this survey with the details.
Pledge to Amend Campaign Resources
- July 29 Kickoff Webinar Slides (pdf)
- Candidate Pledge Form (pdf) (print on card stock and bring to candidate debates and events)
- Bird-Dogging Questions (pdf)
- Tips for Bird-Dogging Candidates
- Tips for Getting Candidate Responses on Video (pdf)
- Sample Letter to Candidates (Word doc)
- Voter Pledge for Download (pdf)
- Click Here to Upload Birddogging Videos
- Sample Press Release #1 (Word doc) (use to let your local media you're launching the campaign)
- Sample Press Release #2 (Word doc) (use to let your local media know the results of the campaign)
- Earned Media Guide
- Tips for Writing Letters to the Editor
Social Media Resources
- COMING SOON!
- Citizen's Lobbying Guide (for elected officials)
- Move to Amend's We the People Amendment
- Hart Research Poll Results
- Move to Amend Talking Points
How To Instructions...
How to Use the Candidate Questionnaire
(NOTE: Move to Amend National will be sending the questionnaire to all Congressional Candidates -- House and Senate -- in order to allow local folks to focus on State and Municipal races. You are still highly encouraged to bird-dog federal candidates and make follow-up calls to encourage questionnaire participation).
1. Gather Candidate Information
Your state's Secretary of State or Elections Office should provide you with information about where you can find information about candidates running for office. Decide which race(s) to survey. Determine who will be running and gather contact information for all candidates. It's also a great idea to gather their Facebook page information.
2. Invite Candidates by September 22
Use our sample letter to invite all candidates to participate.
3. Send Move to Amend a list of candidates for each district
*It is important that you let us know the districts you will survey and all of the candidates running. All candidates must be listed in the published results whether or not they complete the survey, so even if a candidate declines to respond, their names will be listed. Let us know by emailing us at info [at] movetoamend.org (subject: List%20of%20Candidates%20for%20Pledge%20to%20Amend%20Campaign) .
4. Candidate Responses due by October 6 - Remind candidates!
Plan to follow up with a reminder email and phone call to confirm that each candidate has submitted their responses by October 6. This is a great time to post on their Facebook page - reminding and persuading them to participate.
5. Promote the Pledge Results October 21 – November 4
Help make the survey a success: share the results in your community. Include it in your social networks or e-blasts; announce the survey at local meetings; make a flyer to pass out at candidate forums or other community events. Get the word out well in advance of the election. This is a great time to post on their Facebook page - thanking them for participating and provide a link to the survey.
Campaign Support Conference Calls
All Calls at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern
Call-In Number: (916) 469-4760 / Click here to register for a personal PIN (preferred) or use the PIN 677761
- Tuesday, July 29 - Introductory Webinar - Recording & Slides
- Wednesday, August 20 - Recording
- Wednesday, September 17 - Recording
- Wednesday, October 15 - Recording
- Wednesday, December 3 - Notes / Recording