When candidates are called out in public, it can spur them to take action, quickly! We call this “bird-dogging” -- showing up in person at campaign events and asking the candidate to fill out the survey. It becomes more effective when it happens multiple times: at every public event, an activist is there, putting them on the spot, insisting on a straight answer. Bird-dogging is a really fun tactic that you can build a team to get involved in, and we can train you on everything you’ll need to know to get results.
1) Recruit some friends
2) Find your candidates
3) Ask your question!
You can get several people to ask them directly, hold up signs, get reporters to inquire, etc. The key is to be respectful but also relentless and highly visible.