Bloomberg Reports on AFP’s high-tech field plan
“AFP has opened offices in 34 states, hired 200 employees and armed hundreds of volunteers with digital devices — deploying more than 4,000 mobile phones and tablets so far, said Levi Russell, the group’s spokesman.
Its 2.1 million activists — they aren’t called members because they don’t pay dues — are tapped for phone-banking sessions. AFP dialers have phone banked from a dock at a house in Lake Tahoe in Nevada, during road trips, and from the second floor of a Dairy Queen in Montana.
Phone banking is even woven into the schedule for AFP’s annual conference that begins today in Washington. Such outreach is taking place almost daily across the U.S. and is especially concentrated in 18 states that are either presidential battlegrounds or have competitive congressional or gubernatorial races.”