The Open Source Peer to Peer SMS Tool

Spoke, originally created by Saikat Chakraborti and Sheena Pakanati, developers working with the Bernie Sanders Campaign, is now being maintained by inherited the project in Spring of 2017 and has open sourced it in hopes of making an accessible option for peer to peer texting.

Need to turnout your members to a critical event? Looking for more volunteers to fill canvassing shifts? Spoke puts the ability to text your campaign supporters or organization's members at the fingertips of trained volunteers via a web browser-based online tool accessible from any smartphone, tablet or computer. Adding your member data into your custom organization in Spoke will allow your team to reach them quickly with a text message alert containing the information you need them to seeā€“and how they can take immediate action on your request.

Peer to peer texting is becoming a standard tool for organizations to reach their members. And as organizations continually fight to get noticed in the cluttered email inboxes of their members, a text message provides your group a direct link to their phone.

Organization Type: Non-profit, charity, or foundation
Status: Active
Founded: 2016
Parent Organization:
Project(s): Switchboard Twilio
Open Source: Yes
Last Modified: 7/19/2023
Added on: 6/22/2021

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Evidence of this project's impact:"

MoveOn has around 1000 total texter accounts where 385 have taken assignments, and the top 10 of those texters have reached more than 200,000 people. (Source, 2018-10 )


  • Saikat Chakraborti
  • Sheena Pakanati
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