HOW TO TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY TO HELP DEMOCRATS WIN!
4-step guide on how to talk to voters about progressive economic policies and why they should vote Democrat
We still have time to talk to voters we know about how progressive economic policies can help millions of Americans struggling with inflation and rising costs; and why they should vote for Democrats to lead Congress.
Inflation and the economy are the top issues on voters' minds going into Election Day. Polls show that most voters trust Republicans over Democrats to handle the economy; putting Democrats at significant risk of losing the U.S. House and Senate.
4-STEP MESSAGING GUIDE - TAKE ACTION NOW!
PLEASE NOTE: The following information is intended to be a messaging guide rather than a script to be read word for word. The goal is to have an authentic conversation with voters and people you know about how progressive economic policies can benefit their lives and why they should vote Democrat.
Each conversation and response will be different based on your relationship with the person you are talking to and/or the person's individual political beliefs. The intent is to keep conversations productive and civil.
STEP 1: Initiate Conversation
“Election Day is approaching fast on November 8th and I’m reaching out to voters to spread the word about economic policies that will lower costs for working families struggling with high inflation and rising costs."
STEP 2: Ask for their opinion on progressive economic policies
Ask: "Do you support the following economic policies..."
Investing in long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities to reduce costs for families and improve the quality of care
Improve housing affordability by providing rental and mortgage assistance for families
Guaranteed 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for all workers
Free Community College for 2 years
Universal Pre-Kindergarten for all children
Public investment in social programs and services to create more good-paying jobs
Ask: "How would any of these policies benefit you or someone you know?"
Note: If the person you are talking to strongly opposes these policies then politely end the conversation. <"Thank you. Have a good day.">
STEP 3: Connect support for economic policies to voting for Democrats
Ask: "Will you be voting for Democrats or Republicans in this election?"
<If voting Democrat: Proceed to 'Step 4'>
<If undecided or do not plan on voting: use the talking points below>
Talking points for undecided voters:
"If you support the economic policies I just asked about, then you should vote for Democrats to lead Congress. All these policies were included in President Biden’s original Build Back Better Act and had the support of 96% of Democrats in Congress. However, the Build Back Better Act failed to pass into law due to unified opposition from the Republican Party and wealthy corporate interests.
Democrats later passed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes policies that will...
create 9 million good jobs through historic-level investment to fight climate change
cuts healthcare costs and will reduce prescription drug prices
require wealthy corporations to pay their fair share in taxes to pay for these policies
Not a single Republican in Congress voted for the Inflation Reduction Act.
While the Inflation Reduction Act is a big step forward in lowering costs for families and creating more good jobs. We need to pass more economic policies that will reduce costs and put more money in the pockets of working and low-income Americans. That is why it is crucial that we vote for Democrats to lead Congress.
The economic policies that I mentioned earlier will NOT pass if Republicans take control of Congress
<If voting Republican: politely end the conversation ("Thank you. Have a good day.")>
STEP 4: Ask them to vote Democrat and sign the pledge
Ask: Will you vote for the Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate?
<If yes:> "Great to hear! Will sign the Vote Democrat Pledge? By signing the pledge you will receive updates on how and where you can vote."
<If yes to pledge:> send them the voter pledge link via text or email:
<If no to pledge:> "It's great to know that you're voting Democrat! Have a good day"
Tell Congress: Small-Dollar Donors are Flexing Our Power to Pass Progressive Economic Policies
While it is crucial that we elect Democrats to lead Congress, our ultimate goal is to pass policies that will bring economic relief to tens of millions of Americans struggling with inflation and rising costs. After the elections, the work begins to influence Congress to pass economic policies that benefit working and low-income Americans.
Throughout the year, wealthy corporate interests have spent over $3 billion to lobby Congress against progressive economic policies that would greatly benefit working and low-income Americans. To beat corporate interests, we must harness the power of small-dollar donors to hold Congress accountable and influence their policy decision year-round -- not just during election season!
In 2020, small-dollar donors raised a record $2.8 billion for federal candidates. But small-dollar donor power is more than just money. It sends a loud and clear message to Congress that everyday voters are organized at the grassroots level and have the means to challenge big money in politics.
Donate $25 or whatever amount you can give to show Congress that small-dollar donors are flexing our power to pass progressive economic policies and fight big money in politics.
Immediately after you donate, you will receive an email receipt that includes a link to sign a petition where YOU can tell Congress directly that small-dollar donors are flexing our political power to pass progressive economic policies.
After the elections, every newly elected member of Congress will receive a copy of this petition so that they know small-dollar donors are harnessing our power to not just win elections but to hold them accountable year-round to pass progressive economic policies.