The American Promise Candidate Pledge Campaign is a volunteer-led effort to get candidates and elected officials at all levels of government to pledge on the record that they will use their office to advance the For Our Freedom Amendment to put people, not money, in charge of our political system. This campaign is one of the primary ways that we build support for the For Our Freedom Amendment.
In this course, you will learn the skills that are necessary for successful candidate outreach. We’ll show you how to research and contact candidates, how to build a database to track your work, and how to conduct a meeting with a candidate or elected official. Let’s get started!
The Candidate Pledge Program
Learn about the Candidate Pledge
Research + Find Your Candidates + Officials
Learn how to research your candidates & elected officials03:24
Organize your research in a simple database
Learn how to contact candidates & elected officials
Into Action – Contact Your Candidates
Get into action! Start contacting candidates
Follow up with a phone call – it works!
Quiz 2: Contacting Candidates
Into Action – Meet with Your Candidates
Learn the elements of a successful meeting with a candidate
Practice your meeting plan with others
Collecting a Pledge
Engage with Other Citizens
Join the Legislative Advocacy Team