Donald Trump has 1 office open in all of Florida. That's a total disaster. https://t.co/FMYE1o0Uak
— James (@jazgar) September 1, 2016
Could it be that Florida volunteers get hit with the same non-negotiable non-disclosure form as those in Ohio (another swing state which the GOP desperately needs to win)?
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) September 1, 2016
… The agreement is a required part of the sign-up process for Trump Red Dialer, an online call system that connects volunteers for the Republican presidential candidate with potential voters.
Earlier this year, volunteers for Trump in New York had to sign non-disclosure agreements in person before making phone calls at Trump Tower. But the website requirement is the first indication that online volunteers must also sign the form, even if they’ll never meet a Trump family member, attend a Trump rally, meet a campaign staffer in person or step inside a Trump campaign office…
“It’s not a typical procedure,” said Matt Moore, chairman of the GOP in South Carolina, where campaigns had volunteers making similar calls from their homes ahead of the primary in February. Moore also oversees phone bank operations as the state seeks to elect its candidates in legislative races.
Phone calls are a common tool to persuade voters and to encourage supporters to get out and vote. While presidential campaigns still have volunteers meet at phone bank locations, both the Clinton and now Trump campaign have an online dialer system to which volunteers can get call information and scripts to read to so they can make calls from anywhere.
“We’re most concerned about private information not being shared publicly and maintaining database security, so we do at times require volunteers or volunteer leaders to sign agreements to that effect,” said Moore. But nothing like the non-disparagement clause…
When asked about the necessity of the non-disclosure agreement for online volunteers, Trump Ohio campaign spokesman Seth Unger said: “We are running a state-of-the-art campaign for Mr. Trump that involves best-in-market volunteer platforms, and it is attracting thousands of volunteers who are tired of the same old Washington corruption and back room deals and are securing votes for a change in November.”…
Murphy the Trickster God only knows what horrors will be committed with those volunteers’ addresses after the official collapse of the Trump campaign. But I’m betting the poor fools sign away their rights to redress in that non-disclosure form, irregardless.
Office pool: which Trump staffer will be sued first for violating NDA when he/she leaks embarrassing stuff during Nov. recrimination season?
— Sasha Issenberg (@sissenberg) September 1, 2016