Lunch Bunch
Text Bank in a Box

Save the chit-chat for the water cooler! Grab your teammates, pick up lunch, and camp out in a conference room to eat together and text to help elect Democrats before you get back to work. Socialize, take a break from eating at your desk, and do something impactful!

The Toolbox

Invitation Email Template

Hey there!


I recently found out about an awesome activist group called Resistance Labs. They support progressive candidates and local and national activist organizations through peer-to-peer texting; they help with voter registration, invite people to events and protests, recruit people to run for local office, and help motivate people to go the polls.


Peer-to-peer texting is incredibly impactful, easy, and fast—you can message 300 people in just 15 minutes. I’m hosting a brunch party where we can get together and volunteer for Resistance Labs by texting together!




I’m really excited about this opportunity to get involved and hope you can join. I’ll share more information closer to the event with details about what we’ll need!




Pre-Event Email Template

Hey there,


Thanks for RSVPing to the texting party! I’m excited to volunteer together for this important cause.


A few small asks before you arrive:


  • Sign up online to volunteer with Resistance Labs. You’re welcome to do the self-guided training that you’ll automatically be enrolled in before, but we’ll also go over it in person together.
  • Sign up for a texting campaign. Even if there is no campaign available at the time, doing this will set up your Hustle account (Hustle is the phone application we use to send texts) and you’ll receive an SMS link to download the app.
  • You can also use your computer to text if you want! If you’d like to try this out, make sure to bring your laptop and charger.


As a reminder, we’ll meet on {DATE OF EVENT} at {TIME OF EVENT} at {LOCATION OF EVENT}.


If you have any questions before, just let me know. Looking forward to seeing you and working together!


Post-Event Email Template

Hi friends,


Thanks so much for coming out this week to join our texting party with Resistance Labs! You made a great impact texting for {WORKFLOW YOU TEXTED}, and I hope that you had fun.


As a quick reminder, some folks may still be replying to texts over the next week so please keep an eye on your Hustle app to follow up with any new messages.


If you’re interested in continuing to volunteer, please keep it up! You can text whenever you want (like when you’re waiting in line at the grocery store), or do your own texting party.


Also make sure to like the Resistance Labs Facebook page and join the Facebook and Slack communities if you haven’t yet.


Thanks again for joining to help make a difference, and I look forward to seeing you soon!



Troubleshooting Tips

Ask your texters to fill out the workflow signup form.

  • The workflow signup form is the same for brand new texters AND people who have texted before.
  • Remind your texters to go slow to get the info correct—DOUBLE CHECK for typos in email and phone!
  • After you fill out the form, here’s what happens:
    • Existing texters:
      • Should see the workflow in their Hustle App or in their account on the web.
    • New texters:
      • Should get a text from Hustle
      • Click the link in the text to set up their Hustle account.
      • Download Hustle app from your phone’s app store, sign in with the new password and email
      • They should see the workflow when they log in. If they don’t, ask them to fill out the signup form again and see if that helps. If not, reach out to RL team, either the assigned staff member for your event or:

The Playbook

Get going!

  1. Pick a date, time, and location for your text bank. Reserve a conference room if you need it, or go out for lunch!
  2. Head to our text event request form and let us know you’re interested in hosting a text bank!
  3. Invite your friends! Shoot them an email or send them a calendar invite.

Before the event

  1. Send a reminder to your guests! Ask them to fill out the Resistance Labs signup form as well as the workflow signup form before they arrive and download the Hustle app for their phone.
  2. Tell your guests that if they want to text via the web at, make sure to bring a computer! Hustle works best on the Chrome browser.
  3. Look for an email from us the day before or the morning of your event. In it, we’ll include the workflow: signup link, link to any special instructions the campaign has, and the contact information for an RL staff member who can help you out if anyone has any trouble.
  4. Reserve a conference room in advance if you need or grab space at a cafeteria table! 

During the event

  1. Remind folks not to edit the initial text! This script was carefully crafted in collaboration with the campaign or organizing partner. The other scripts can (and should!) be modified to sound natural and fit the exact response you get.
  2. Make sure folks know how to apply tags and mark their results. This is the most important part of the work that we do! Please read through the workflow instructions before your event so you know the question we are asking and what tags we are using.
  3. Need support? Check out our Help Center ( or drop your questions in Slack for real-time assistance!

After the event

  1. Send out a short thank you and let your guests know what an awesome impact they had!
  2. Remind your guests to check in to Hustle frequently—at least daily—for a week after the texting event. Responses trickle in over time so it’s important they check Hustle to respond to replies ASAP.
  3. Ask folks to join our Facebook group:  and Slack communities: to find out when new workflows go live.