Use Your Networks
Reaching out to your networks is a great and easy way to help spread the word about the campaign. Hearing from someone you know is often much more effective than hearing from a stranger, so we want you to use your existing relationships and networks to help out the campaign!
The first way you can do that is through our grassroots fundraising program. This program allows you to create and customize your own ActBlue page and fundraise for Jaime! You’re able to track how much you’ve raised, add a personal touch to your page, and tell folks why you’re supporting Jaime. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get involved, this is it! This program allows you to reach out to your relationships and communities in a new way — when your friends and family get a direct touch from you with a personal message about why this is important, they’re much more likely to donate. If you’re interested, check out our Grassroots Fundraising Guidelines to get started. For more resources, join a Grassroots Fundraising Training or check out our Tips & Tricks guide. Happy fundraising!
Reach Out to Your Friends and Family
Another great way you can use your networks is by simply reaching out to let them know about the campaign! Sometimes that final touch from a friend or family member will be what it takes to get them to look into Jaime, support him, or volunteer. This can look like a number of different things, from a phone call, to a text, or a message over social media. If you need some help with what to say, use these example scripts below to get started! (And feel free to get creative with it — you’re definitely not limited to just these platforms or scripts!)
General: Hey! I’m volunteering for an AWESOME candidate this year, and I wanted to make sure you knew about him! His name is Jaime Harrison — he’s the son of a single mom who overcame grinding poverty to go to Yale and Georgetown Law, and now he’s running for Senate to bring back opportunity to the state. I really hope you’ll check out his website and consider supporting him! Let me know if you want to get involved 🙂
Intro Jaime: Hey! Have you heard about Jaime Harrison yet? He’s running for Senate in SC this year, and he’s a great candidate. Jaime grew up in Orangeburg as the son of a single mom, and he worked his way out of poverty to go to Yale and Georgetown Law. He was also the first Black chairman of the SCDP! Jaime’s running to bring back opportunity to the state, from rural healthcare to broadband access to public education. I hope you’ll take some time to check him out at jaimeharrison.com!
Your Story: Hey! I wanted to let you know about the candidate I’m supporting for the U.S. Senate this year, Jaime Harrison. I know Jaime will put in the work for South Carolina because [Add in your personal story here! Talk about your personal reasons for supporting Jaime, a fun story you have about him, an issue that’s important to you, etc.]. I hope you’ll join me in supporting and volunteering for him!
Policy-specific: Hey! I’ve been supporting and volunteering for Jaime Harrison, an awesome U.S. Senate candidate this year, and I wanted to make sure you knew about him! [Write about an issue or policy that you really care about. E.g. “As a school teacher, public education is so important to me. Our children and future generations deserve to have access to high-quality public education no matter where they live, and I know that’s something Jaime is dedicated to as well, which is why I’m supporting him!”]. We need a Senator that understands what SC needs and will actually work for us. If you’re interested in learning more about him, check out jaimeharrison.com!
When you sign up to volunteer/RSVP for an event/wear our merch: Hey! I just [signed up to volunteer with Jaime Harrison’s campaign this weekend/signed up for one of Jaime Harrison’s virtual town halls/got my Jaime Harrison shirt in the mail] and I wanted to reach out and make sure you knew about him! He’s a really great candidate running for Senate this year and I’m so excited to help his campaign. Do you wanna join me and [volunteer this weekend/watch the virtual event/learn more about him?]
[Send one of our posts/tweets to a friend via DM!] Hey! Are you following Jaime Harrison? He’s running for Senate this year, and he’s a really awesome candidate. I’ve been volunteering for his campaign, and I thought you might be interested in learning more about him! Check out his profile for more info — I really hope you’ll consider voting for him this year!
Hey! I wanted to reach out and let you know about a really great candidate running for Senate this year, Jaime Harrison! He’s really inspired me and I think he’s exactly what South Carolina needs right now. Thought you might be interested in learning more about him too! Check out his profile for more info —I really hope you’ll consider voting for him this year! [Link to our FB profile]