Are you freaking out? Of course you are. The collective national cortisol level is at an all-time high.
If you’re looking for one quick, last-ditch way to help your supporters find their friends in swing states, here’s a tricky little Facebook hack. (It’s been around for a while, but I keep bumping into smart people who don’t know about it!)
Just plug any state name into the end of a link like this, and you’ll see all your friends who live in that state:
Share those links with your supporters in a P.S. or a social media post, and give them a sample message like this:
Hey there! I’m reaching out to the people I know in swing states, just to make EXTRA SURE everyone gets out to the polls. Do you know when and where you’re going to vote?
(If folks have any questions about where to vote, https://elections.withgoogle.com/us/pollingplace is a great link to share.)
Viola! Cortisol DECREASED!
BONUS PARAGRAPH: One other fun, last-minute idea
While you’re at it, encourage your donors, supporters, or friends to take a selfie or live-stream their voting (OUTSIDE the polling place — it’s illegal to take photos or videos inside a polling place in some states). Peer pressure helps get out the vote, and the Facebook algorithm prioritizes Facebook Live. One awesome example of this: FamilyVote.
OK, that’s all for now. Let’s GET OUT THE VOOOOOOTE!
P.S. If you don’t see any friends on the page when you click one of those links, you don’t have any friends in that state.
P.P.S. For an up-to-the-minute list of Presidential and Senate swing states, check out the “Power of One Vote” list halfway down the righthand side of Princeton’s Election Consortium.