Action Network Help & FAQs

What is the Action Network?

The Action Network is a progressive online organizing platform. Anyone can become an organizer by creating a free account.

With that account, organizers can publish actions to the public, such as a petition to an elected official, an event RSVP form for a meeting the organizer is holding, a survey form to collect answers from a community, a fundraising form to collect money for an upcoming campaign, a ticketed event page to sell tickets to an event, or a letter campaign to have activists email elected officials.

As other activists take action and fill out the forms an organizer has published, those activists are opted in to the organizer's email list. Using our built-in mass mailing tool, organizers can contact that list of activists whenever they want, and download the data on their list too!

In short, the Action Network includes everything you need to organize online, using software similar to what the Obama campaign used in 2008 and 2012 to build and manage their email list.

Action Network focuses on doing one thing well -- digital organizing -- rather than trying to do all things only somewhat well. In that spirit, we don't offer websites, we're not set up for offline organizing or more general CRM work, we don't do text messages, etc... Rather, we offer integration points that allow you to connect together multiple systems if you choose, while picking the best system for each task.

Therefore, activists loaded into Action Network must have an email address, and activists are automatically de-duplicated by email address.

Learn more about all of our features here, or click here to get started and create your account.

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