The GOTV committee was started in 2018 by former Riverside County Democratic Party Chairman, Steve Ruth. Mr. Ruth asked us to create a program that would engage and turn out more Democrats to vote.
We began a texting program with the support of local Democratic clubs, their donors and volunteers. The texts did two things, reminded unlikely voters to vote and provided a link to a website that contained the entire slate of endorsed Democrats in each voter's district so that voters could reference it as they filled out their ballots.
We texted 281,000 voters. Eighty-eight percent of the people we texted voted. The project was a huge success.
As an added bonus 2,800 people texted us back with a positive response. These engaged Democrats form the basis for our 2020 Neighborhood Leader program.