Phone banking isn’t fun, but like wearing a condom in the 90s, you have to do it or things will not get better.
No one was angry. The worst I got was, “No one in this house will vote for Beto, but you have a great weekend and I DO appreciate you’re off your ass working for it.” And I had Match Game playing to keep me company.
Everyone who is serious about supporting candidates needs to do at least one phone banking shift. You start here to learn how to talk about a candidate, so later, you understand what people just starting it are feeling, and you can help them overcome the anxiety.
Yes, I recognize I’m supporting the underdog, for now. But 19 families in Uvalde don’t have their children anymore. This is the absolute least I should be doing.