Textbanking with Resistance Labs + Hustle

October 31 Update: Resistance Labs is launching a big Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort for Friday Nov 2 through Sunday Nov 4, incorporating 32 separate texting campaigns. Read about it here: https://resistancelabs.com/gotv/workflows/.

Please sign up TODAY to be ready for the weekend. Click on the Commit to Text button to reserve your spot for workflow assignments. If you have an active Hustle account, you should be ready-to-go for these extremely important final-weekend GOTV texting campaigns. — Steve

Resistance Labs (also called Rapid Resist) offers a popular textbanking service that uses a texting app called Hustle. As this is our default textbanking platform at the DVC, it is probably the first one you’ll want to join. When you go through the online training, you will see the name Rapid Resist. Don’t be confused, it’s just an earlier name for what is now called Resistance Labs.

Resistance Labs is also working with a group called Build the Wave that is doing GOTV texting in the last two weeks before the election for several key flippable Congressional races. These workflows are available through Resistance Labs exactly like “regular” RL workflows, with one exception: You need to use a different signup form: https://resistancelabs.com/btw.

To get started with Resistance Labs and Hustle, follow this step-by-step guide.

Quick links to Resistance Labs/Hustle training materials:

Where to find texting opportunities with Resistance Labs and Hustle:

To get started with Resistance Labs and Hustle, follow these steps:

  1. In your web browser, go to the Resistance Labs Shift Signup Form at https://resistancelabs.com/volunteer/text/
    • Note: if you want to sign up for the Build the Wave texting campaigns, use this separate Build the Wave Signup Form: https://resistancelabs.com/btw. All the following steps are identical for both Resistance Labs and Build the Wave texting.
  2. Before submitting this form for the first time, you must to complete the New Texter Training Course at https://rapidresist.thinkific.com/courses/rapid-resist-texter-training-101
  3. The form also notes you can use the Hustle app on your computer as well as on your phone. It recommends the web app as a faster and easier way to text. The app is available in your browser at https://web.hustle.life/.
  4. If you plan to text from your computer, it is recommended you also download the mobile Hustle app, so you can reply to texts and get notifications on the go.
  5. After completing the training, return to the Resistance Labs Shift Signup Form, fill in all the requested information, and submit it. Note that you do not need to select any workflows at the bottom of the form this first time you submit it.
  6. You will soon get a text message from Hustle with a link to Hustle | Web. Click on the link.
  7. You will be taken to a screen with some info already filled in. Click the “Verify” button.
  8. You will be taken to another screen where you enter a password (twice) for your soon-to-be-downloaded Hustle app. Click the “Sign Up” button.
  9. One more screen appears where you click on either the Apple Store or the Google Store to actually download the Hustle mobile app for your phone.
  10. Download the Hustle app for your phone. (iOS / Android)
  11. When the download is complete, open the Hustle app (either on your phone or by going to https://web.hustle.life/login on your computer) and sign in with your email address and the password you just created.
  12. Go to the Workflow tab to see what workflows are available to you.
  13. Pick a workflow to begin texting. If no workflow is available, go to the next step.
  14. To sign up for a new workflow, return to the Resistance Labs Shift Signup Form and see what workflows are available, pick one, and submit the form again. It is recommended you bookmark this page as you will need to fill out the form every time you want to text.
  15. For help and support, you should join the Resistance Labs workspace on Slack at https://bit.ly/RR-Slack-Invite (this is optional but highly recommended).