Recommendation Pages

“Recommendation Pages” are a great way to advocate for a group of candidates or initiatives. This can be especially useful in down ticket races for local races – positions that often don’t get much attention but affect our daily lives.

You can use https://PetitionBuilder.org  to create polished recommendation pages  within minutes for free.  These pages can then be shared around and you can continually edit them.

Here’s an example of a sample recommendation page for the Founding Fathers:

FoundingFathers

You can see other popular pages on the https://PetitionBuilder.org homepage.

Creating your first page

  1. Either got to https://PetitionBuilder.org  and click “Create a recommendation page”, or you can create it directly from https://PetitionBuilder.org/slate/create .  You’ll need to log in so that it can safely let you edit your page after you publish.
  2. Add information for each candidate. You can edit these later.
  3. Once you’ve create your page, you get a dedicated URL that you can share around. You’ll also see some share buttons to help you:

SlateShare

Quickly copying items

You can also copy items from other slates to your slate by touching the (+) button on the right.

BenFranklin

This makes it easy for people to create their own personalized slates, and also lets multiple people collaborate together to build a larger slate.

The Data Lifecycle

This article describes a best-practice for campaigns in using data for targeting voters and how you can achieve that with TRC.

The flow here is to start with getting initial public data from the county auditor, merge in microtargeting information, choose the targets, canvass, and iterate on the model.

flowchart

Conceptually, we can think of data like a giant spreadsheet (CSV file). Each row is a voter, and columns are information about that voter.  We’ll walk through the different phases with a small sample of 8 records, but TRC can help you do this with your entire district of 80,000 records

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