Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a house party for 100,000 possible supporters, the New York Times reports.
“The national organizing day, which featured more than 3,500 events and house parties across the country, centered around a technological infrastructure that uses text-messaging sign-ups and a deep database of volunteers. Attendees at the house parties were asked to text a number to opt in and show interest.”
“A few months ago, Mr. Sanders never thought he would be speaking to this many people, telling First Draft that he would have thought that maybe 1,000 would turn out. But as he continues to draw large crowds, crowds that ‘continue to surprise me to this day,’ the campaign realized that now was the time to try and turn the interest into working volunteers.”