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Introducing: Patch-Thru Calling with Prompt.io

June 6, 2023

Introducing: Patch-Thru Calling with Prompt.io

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The Prompt.io team excited to announce our latest feature release: Patch-Thru Calling

This new tool will allow your organization to efficiently coordinate communication between constituents and their elected representatives at scale.

What is Patch-Thru Calling?

Patch-Thru Calling is a powerful grassroots organizing method that allows direct communication with elected officials at scale. When constituents call, policymakers listen and respond. Patch-Thru campaigns amplify constituent voices, showcase public sentiment, and apply pressure on policymakers to deliver results. Voters can express their concerns or support for specific policies or bills and reach multiple officials through a single platform. By coordinating numerous individual calls, these campaigns make a collective impact and shape public policy decisions.

Patch-Thru Calling is a type of phone call that allows a caller to be connected directly to a third party, such as an elected official or representative. This is done by using a patch-through service, which is a type of service that allows callers to be connected to other numbers without having to dial them manually.

To learn more about Patch-Thru Calling or to see a demo - reach out to us today!

Patch-Thru Calling Use Cases for Political and Advocacy Groups 

Advocacy and political groups use Patch-Thru Calling to connect supporters with their elected officials. This is a powerful tool for making sure that the voices of constituents are heard.

Here are some of the top uses cases for advocacy and political groups to use Patch-Thru Calling:

  • Build a grassroots movement: Patch-Thru Calling connects constituents with their elected officials to express their views on a particular issue. This can help to build support for a particular cause and make it more likely that elected officials will take action.
  • Urge elected officials to vote: Patch-Thru Calling can be used to encourage elected officials to vote a certain way on a bill or piece of legislation. This can be especially effective when a large number of constituents contact their elected officials to express their views.
  • Raise awareness of an issue: Patch-Thru Calling can be used to raise awareness of an issue among the public by connecting with elected officials to learn more about the issue and to share their thoughts.
  • Mobilize voters: Patch-Thru Calling can be used to mobilize voters to vote in an election by connecting constituents with their elected officials to learn more about the candidates and to make sure that they are registered to vote.
  • Recruit volunteers: Patch-Thru Calling can be used to recruit volunteers to help with an advocacy or political campaign by connecting constituents with their elected officials to learn more about the campaign and to see how they can get involved.

FAQs

What type of audio file can I use?

Currently, you can upload MP3 and WAV audio file types OR you can record your audio directly in the Prompt.io interface.

Are there different types of patch-thru calls that I can make?

Yes! Patch-Thru Calling is not just connecting callers/contacts to their state and federal elected official. Here are different types of calls you can make:

  • If your organization has a specific target in mind you can input a custom destination for all contacts/callers to be patched-thru to.
  • If your organization has a message for your supporters, use Patch-Thru Calling to play an audio recording.
  • If you do want to connect contacts with their elected officials, use Prompt.io's Address Mapping.

Can I use the same channel in different call scripts?

You can reuse the same channel number by "Reassigning" it in the Call Script Wizard.

If you are interested in using Patch-Thru Calls to advocate for a cause that you care about, talk with an expert to show you Prompt.io’s Patch-Thru Calling in action.

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