While the election may be over, your campaign work is not. Hopefully some aspects of your work will continue for some time into the new term. In order to make the most of all your time and hard work leading up to Election Day, you need to continue your efforts with post-election follow-up to candidates, newly elected officials, media and the public.
Follow-Up With Elected Officials
Sample Follow-Up Materials
Take Action: advocacy ideas to jumpstart your conversations with newly-elected officials
Once Election Day has passed, be sure to review public pronouncements, candidate surveys and other materials from the winning and losing campaigns. Understand the winning candidate’s position and hold them to what they said during their campaign. Having made public statements on the issue, the candidates will most likely be responsive.
Follow-Up With the Field
There are a number of things you can do to follow up with the field. Ideally the end ofthe campaign is just the beginning of your outreach to the database that you’ve built.
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