Just had a great first session texting for Bernie! As an introvert it took a while to get the courage, but it left me feeling so happy and empowered. I’d love to share some thoughts of my experience and answer questions.

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I hadn't considered volunteering because I can have social anxiety just around talking to people normally. I decided on texting over calling because it would give me more time to put together thoughtful replies. I was concerned no one would reply compared to calls, but that wasn't the case at all.

Part of what made it less intimidating were all the resources the campaign put together for us. I'd recommend reading through a lot of the FAQ before jumping in. It'll help you get a sense for how to move back to policies.

I was a little concerned about how it would feel to face criticism and denial, but having the backing of the Slack community kept me motivated. Something about having 13 thousand friendly people on your side really helped.

There was a huge spectrum of responses. I connected supporters with more resources. I made a case for him to be second choice when people were considering others.

Even to Trump supporters, we had good conversations finding common ground, and maybe moved the needle with a few people. At the very least they were left with a positive impression of our campaign, and often said they appreciated that. And at the very very least, tagging people who aren't supporters is important work. It means we won't spend resources on them in the future.

After a little while, I leaned on the canned responses less and spoke more from my experiences and feelings. With practice, you can weave in policies and talking points to that kind of language. That's what led to the best conversations.

TL;DR: I can't recommend it enough. Despite how intimidating it feels, the resources and community is there for you!

More info is at https://berniesanders.com/text/

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Just Donated. #itrustbernie. Stay focused!

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I was angry when I read the hit piece. I knew it was a dirty, desperate move by Warren's campaign. And I knew Warren's comment was intentionally ambiguous, leaving room for this silly fire to spread.

I had to stop and take a second. We can call it for what it is, but we can't let a negative narrative overtake this unbelievable campaign. We have simply worked too hard and are too strong to let a hit piece as stupid as this one to throw us off.

So I ask all of you, whatever you are feeling right now: channel it into positive action for our movement. Instead of writing a whack tweet about Warren and damaging our movements credibility, make a donation. That will send a far more powerful message, and it is exactly what the powers at be do not want us to do.

LFG and win Iowa!!!!

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Just finished my first round of phone calls!

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Talking on the phone makes me so anxious but it got easier after a few calls! I talked with a few people who already support Bernie and it was really encouraging.

If anyone is thinking about doing the same, watch the training video and give it a shot! It’s not as scary as it sounds 🙂

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I have a feeling Tulsi Gabbard will endorse Bernie just right before Iowa

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Just saw her interview on Rising with Krystal and Saagar and how critical she is of the Iran situation and American foreign policies in general. And looking at the primary field, no candidate is anti war as much as Sanders.

Remember in 2016 when Tulsi resigned from the DNC and endorsed Bernie? I have a feeling she will do it again right before Iowa.

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