Trump Campaign, RNC Ramp up Virtual Outreach amid Coronavirus Crisis

It seems that the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign are not slowing down due to the coronavirus outbreak and are constantly working when it comes to grasroots outreach, Fox News informed.

According to Party officials since transitioning to virtual and digital efforts on March 13, Trump Victory – the name of the combined field efforts of the national party and the President’s reelection campaign – has reached over 20 million voter contacts and added more than 300,000 new volunteers. The national party committee also pointed out that Trump Victory’s strategic initiative teams, which are leading the charge, have held 100 virtual events since mid-March, with over 4,000 attendees from across the country.

While U.S. citizens are abiding by the new laws and measures and are practicing social distancing and huddling in their homes in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, traditional face-to-face grassroots outreach and campaigning has ground to a halt, with the national political parties and campaigns using virtual and other online methods to reach out to supporters and potential supporters.

“We may not be walking neighborhoods right now, but we are still being invited into voters’ homes. Our ability to continue to engage with thousands of supporters and volunteers virtually is both a testament to the relationships we have built over the past several years within these communities and their support for the work our President and Party are doing on their behalf,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

The RNC underlined that they did not take very long in order to switch to virtual campaigning. And they praised that “Trump Talk” – a voter contact tool that allows volunteers to make calls from their own homes – was instrumental in making the transition.

They also mentioned that over 1 million volunteers have been activated and engaged. This past weekend Trump Victory made 4 million voter contacts during what it called a National Weekend of Action, RNC officials said.

The RNC highlighted virtual outreach to African-American, Hispanic, faith and youth communities, as well veterans and sportsmen groups.

And they lauded that 13 Trump Online shows this month averaged over 1 million views each.

The Trump Victory digital machine is no surprise. Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale is the first person with digital roots to run a major party presidential campaign.

“The Trump Campaign has always had a significant advantage because of our early and ongoing investment in data and technological infrastructure that began in 2015. Because of those advantages, our coalitions have been able to harness, access, and reach out to millions of people online during the coronavirus pandemic,” Parscale said.

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