Team Tips #1: Joining Team

Over the course of this week, we’ll be writing with advice on how to make the most of Team, your app for digital canvassing.  Team gives you control over your own social media data and network, so you can personally support the issues and candidates you care about most.

Today, we’ll start at the beginning.

You need to get Team on your phone! Downloading Team is simple, but if you’re having trouble, here are some tips:

Downloading Team:

  • If you’re trying to get Team on your Apple device, just search “Team politics” in the App Store and then select the first result, which is titled, “Team | Connect with Voters.”
  • For those of you with Android or Google devices, you’ll want to search “Team voters” in the Google Play Store to make sure Team is the first app that pops up.
  • You know what to do from there. Just hit that download button!

Once you’ve downloaded Team, you can either search the name of the candidate or cause you’d like to support, or you get all available Teams by typing in your zip code.

Team is a way for you to use your network to help elect progressive candidates all over the country and up and down the ballot and supporting progressive causes nationally and locally too. We’re confident that if you’re committed to the same goals, you’ll be able to find strong candidates and causes who represent your views on Team.

If, however, your preferred candidate doesn’t seem to be on Team or if you can’t find the cause you were searching for, let us know and let the candidate or campaign know that you want to help them out by using your social network to spread their message! Digital volunteering has proven to be a powerful campaign tool, and we want your help to make sure that everyone with progressive beliefs can reap these benefits.

After you’ve selected a campaign to pitch in on, you’ll need to sign in to Team so we can help you understand who in your network might be most receptive to the message you’d like to share. And if you have any questions about how we think about data security, check out what we wrote here. You have two options at this point: you can either sign in with Facebook or with an email address. Then, you’re just about ready to start volunteering.

Finally, before you begin posting and texting, be sure that your profile settings are up-to-date and accurate. We also recommend turning on push notifications so you know when your campaign or cause needs your help and syncing your contacts with Team so you can text your friends directly.

Get on Team today and keep your eye on this space over the next few weeks, so you can make sure that you’re being the best digital volunteer that you can be!

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