Action Network Help & FAQs

Choosing letter campaign targets

Each letter version must have at least one target, and each target can only be added to one letter version. To choose targets for your letter version, click the "Select Targets" button to bring up the targeting window.


In the targeting window, the list at the top shows the currently selected targets for this letter version. You can search through targets by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the upper left, and remove individual targets by clicking the "Remove" button.

To add targets to your selected list, use the controls below. The targets available for selection come from the target list you chose on step 1 of the letter campaign creation process, minus any targets selected by previous letter versions. For example, if you added "John Smith" as a target on letter version 1, he will not be available as a target on letter version 2.

You can search for targets by typing in the "Search for targets to add" box. You can search by name, party, title, district, or state. Once you've found one or more targets to add, click on their search results to add them to the box, then click "Add" to add them to your selected list above.

You can add all targets from your target list by clicking the "Add All" button, or clear all targets out of your list by clicking the "Clear All" button.

If your targets are part of our built in target lists and not custom targets, you can add targets by party by clicking the respective party buttons in the "Select by Party" section.

You can also add all targets in a specific state by selecting one or more states in the "Select by State" section and clicking "Add States" to add all targets in those states to your selection list.



When you're done, click "Okay! All Done!" to close the targeting window and see a count of the number of targets you selected. Save your letter version to save your target selection.

Note: When you save a letter version we will remove any targets on that letter version from later letter versions. For example, if you targeted "John Smith" on letter version 2, then edited letter version 1 to target "John Smith" and saved, we will clear out "John Smith" from letter version 2, ensuring that "John Smith" is targeted by one and only one letter version at a time. Additionally if you change the target list on step 1 and save we will clear out all targets on all letter versions, as they are now all invalid.

For all of our documentation on letter campaigns, click here

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