Most advocacy campaigns ask your supporters to submit emails to their legislators, but VoterVoice also allows them to tweet and place phone calls as well. You can enable that ability for any new or existing campaign by following the steps below.
Click on the Advocacy menu and choose Campaigns. Click on the name of an existing campaign and continue forward to the Sample Message section of the editor. If you are creating a new campaign, you can do this once you get to the Sample Message page.
One the Sample Message page of the campaign editor, you will see a series of options under “mode of communication.” Simply click the checkbox next to Twitter or Phone to set that option up for your supporters.
Twitter Messages may be sent as either replies or mentions.
- Reply - visible only to the sender, recipient, and other people who follow them both
- Mention - visible to the sender, recipient, and other people who follow either of them
Sending a tweet does require that the user and the official they match to both have Twitter accounts. At the federal level, this is almost a certainty. At the state level, there is no guarantee.
When you continue to the next page, you will provide a suggested tweet (the legislators’ handles will be added automatically) and/or a phone script. The phone script will appear in a pop-up with the legislator’s direct number and some self-reporting questions so your users can let you know how things went. If a user begins to answer the self-reporting questions, they will not be able to submit their response until they finish answering.
Phone call and Twitter actions will both appear in the Advocacy Report alongside any emails, webforms, or faxes.