The Patriot Ground Game is a door to door, blockwalking project where local tea party groups use the provided technology, training, and tools to spread Tea Party Patriots values, increase influence and reach, educate neighbors, and move issues forward.

We do these Neighborhood Walks to increase our reach and influence as Tea Party Patriots.  Often you will find the people you talk to have not heard about the full implications of new laws and/or regulations. They will be glad you stopped to give them information. Others you call on will have heard the news which could affect them. You will ask them to vote for candidates who will implement solutions based on Tea Party Patriots principles.

Door-to-door voter interaction is the most effective way to get out the vote. Speaking to a neighbor face-to-face personalizes the issues and the solutions.  It gives the voter an opportunity to ask questions and understand the issues more clearly.

The Patriot Ground Game is available to all Tea Party Patriots groups. If a group is not affiliated with Tea Party Patriots, but would like to participate in the Patriot Ground Game they will need to contact our Grassroots Field Team at localcoordinator@teapartypatriots.org. The Grassroots Field Team will help the group and local coordinator with website and Sunday Local Coordinator Webinar registration.

Requirements to participate in the Patriot Ground Game:

  • Must be a Tea Party Patriots affiliated group
  • Regular Sunday Local Coordinator Webinar attendance
  • Members equipped with iPhones or iPads

Get the App

The first tool in our Yellow Card arsenal is a specially developed smartphone and tablet app, free for Anrdoid and iPhone. Browse the questions that your politicians need to answer and learn the facts behind them to help you confront your lawmakers and engage in informed discussions with other members of your community.

In addition, the app will keep you updated about the progress of the Yellow Card project, the impact it’s making in Washington and the United States at large, and new ways the Tea Party Patriots and their supporters are helping to shape the future of our nation.

I don’t have an iPhone or iPad, can I still use the program?

  • Unfortunately no. You must have an iPhone or iPad.
  • Each device requires creating a separate app, which is a large undertaking.  We want to make the best of our donation dollars, so we’ve focused our resources on creating one really good ground game app rather than a mediocre app that runs on many devices. Most of our active supporters use iPhones and iPads, so it made the most sense to focus on that platform.
  • You can always team up with someone who does have an iPhone or iPad and walk together.

Click here to register now!

The first step in joining the Patriot Ground Game is to register. Click the button below to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ground Game free of charge?

  • Ground Game is available for active groups who are affiliated with Tea Party Patriots free of charge.

What is considered an active group?

  • The group has to participate on our Local Coordinator Weekly Webinar 75% of the time.

Can we see who is where all the time?

  • Yes, within the app you will be able to locate anyone on your team and know which street they are on. You will also be able to message within the app to communicate with your team as well.

Can we come up with the questions for surveys?

  • No. At this point we will be using the Ground Game for Yellow Card Issues, voter registration and certain Federal Elections by Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund. Approved scripts will be loaded into the Patriot Ground Game.

Who can be trained on it?

  • Any member of an active group can be trained on the Ground Game app.

Can it be used for local issues and candidates as well as state and federal?

  • Patriot Ground Game can only be used for the following three reasons.
  • Patriot Ground game can be used by Tea Party Patriots for select federal candidates.
  • Patriot Ground game can be used for Yellow Card issues.
  • Patriot Ground game can be used for Voter Registration.

Can we come up with the questions for surveys?

  • No. At this point we will be using the Ground Game for Yellow Card Issues, voter registration and certain Federal Elections by Tea Party Patriots. Approved scripts will be loaded into the Patriot Ground Game.

When you say it is our data what does that actually mean?

  • Your group can access the data that your team collects. You can save this data and use it for future GOTV efforts. You will get a spreadsheet of the collected data within a week of your door to door efforts.

Will there be real time help available?

  • If you have any trouble you can email localcoordinator@teapartypatriots.org. Our team members monitor this email and should respond in a timely manner.

How often is data updated?

  • Voter data is updated on a regular basis – typically every couple months. However, questions, surveys, and your questionnaire answers are updated to your group and team members immediately.

Will the voter list be available for a period of time or long term?

  • The voter list/app will be available during election and non-election years.

I don’t have an iPhone or iPad, can I still use the program?

  • Unfortunately no. You must have an iPhone or iPad running at least iOS 8.1.
    Each platform requires creating a separate app, which is a large undertaking.  We want to make the best of our donation dollars, so we’ve focused our resources on creating one really good ground game app rather than a mediocre app that runs on many devices. Most of our active supporters use iPhones and iPads, so it made the most sense to focus on that platform.

Is there a cost involved in using the ground game?

  • No. There is no cost to use the ground game app. If you pass out material your group will be responsible for that cost.

Does the LC have to be the one to organize the Ground Game?

  • No. Anyone from the group can be the organizer of the ground game.

Is the ground game for just certain states or is it available in all states?

  • All states are eligible for Ground Game.

I want to volunteer. Will I be working with a group of people or by myself?

  • You can either go with just a friend or organize a group and go together.

Do I get trained on the job or is it a classroom situation?

  • To be an organizer of a Patriot Ground Game you will need read the App Instructional Handbook and the training material.
    It will be your responsibility to train your group either prior to or on the day of your canvassing.

Do I need to be a Republican to do this?

Do I get paid for this?

  • Tea Party Patriots will not be paying canvassers. We are providing the Patriot Ground Game system free of charge to your group.

Do I need a car?

  • It is recommended that someone in the group be a driver. But it is not necessary.

What else can we do when we go Door to Door? Are we allowed to promote our group and gather contact info if a voter gives it to us? Can we use additional materials that we already have/are creating?

  • Per legal, canvassers may ONLY pass out additional literature about their group. They can NOT pass out any additional literature about candidates, other issues, or from a campaign.

Click here to register now!

The first step in joining the Patriot Ground Game is to register. Click the button below to get started.