Mobilize America

Overview

Mobilize America is an activist signup tool used by progressive organizations. This class provides several methods for fetching organizations, people, and events from their API, which is currently in alpha development.

Note

Authentication

Some methods in the MobilizeAmerica class require an API Key furnished by Mobilize America (private methods), while others do not (public methods). Each method in this class contains a note indicating whether it is public or private. For more information, see the API documentation.

Quickstart

If you instantiate MobilizeAmerica without an API Key, you can only use public methods:

In order to use private methods, you must provide an API key either by setting the environmental variable MOBILIZE_AMERICA_API_KEY or by passing an api_key argument as shown below:

API

class parsons.MobilizeAmerica(api_key=None)[source]

Instantiate MobilizeAmerica Class

api_key: str

An api key issued by Mobilize America. This is required to access some private methods.

Returns:

MobilizeAmerica Class

get_organizations(updated_since=None)[source]

Return all active organizations on the platform.

Args:
updated_since: str

Filter to organizations updated since given date (ISO Date)

Returns
Parsons Table

See Parsons Table for output options.

get_promoted_organizations(organization_id)[source]

Return all organizations promoted by the given organization.

Args:
organization_id: int

ID of the organization to query.

Returns

Parsons Table

get_events(organization_id=None, updated_since=None, timeslot_start=None, timeslot_end=None, timeslots_table=False, max_timeslots=None)[source]

Fetch all public events on the platform.

Args:
organization_id: list or int

Filter events by a single or multiple organization ids

updated_since: str

Filter to events updated since given date (ISO Date)

timeslot_start: str

Filter by a timeslot start of events using >,``>=``,``<,``<= operators and ISO date (ex. <=2018-12-13 05:00:00PM)

timeslot_end: str

Filter by a timeslot end of events using >,``>=``,``<,``<= operators and ISO date (ex. <=2018-12-13 05:00:00PM)

timeslot_table: boolean

Return timeslots as a separate long table. Useful for extracting to databases.

max_timeslots: int

If not returning a timeslot table, will unpack time slots. If do not set this kwarg, it will add a column for each time slot. The argument limits the number of columns and discards any additional timeslots after that.

For example: If there are 20 timeslots associated with your event, and you set the max time slots to 5, it will only return the first 5 time slots as time_slot_0, time_slot_1 etc.

This is helpful in situations where you have a regular sync running and want to ensure that the column headers remain static.

If max_timeslots is 0, no timeslot columns will be included.

Returns

parsons.Table, dict, list[parsons.Table]

get_events_organization(organization_id, updated_since=None, timeslot_start=None, timeslot_end=None, timeslots_table=False, max_timeslots=None)[source]

Fetch all public events for an organization. This includes both events owned by the organization (as indicated by the organization field on the event object) and events of other organizations promoted by this specified organization.

Note

API Key Required

Args:
organization_id: int or str

Organization ID for the organization.

updated_since: str

Filter to events updated since given date (ISO Date)

timeslot_start: str

Filter by a timeslot start of events using >,``>=``,``<,``<= operators and ISO date (ex. <=2018-12-13 05:00:00PM)

timeslot_end: str

Filter by a timeslot end of events using >,``>=``,``<,``<= operators and ISO date (ex. <=2018-12-13 05:00:00PM)

timeslot_table: boolean

Return timeslots as a separate long table. Useful for extracting to databases.

zipcode: str

Filter by a Events’ Locations’ postal code. If present, returns Events sorted by distance from zipcode. If present, virtual events will not be returned.

max_dist: str

Filter Events’ Locations’ distance from provided zipcode.

visibility: str

Either PUBLIC or PRIVATE. Private events only return if user is authenticated; if visibility=PRIVATE and user doesn’t have permission, no events returned.

exclude_full: bool

If exclude_full=true, filter out full Timeslots (and Events if all of an Event’s Timeslots are full)

is_virtual: bool

is_virtual=false will return only in-person events, while is_virtual=true will return only virtual events. If excluded, return virtual and in-person events. Note that providing a zipcode also implies is_virtual=false.

event_types:enum

The type of the event, one of: CANVASS, PHONE_BANK, TEXT_BANK, MEETING, COMMUNITY, FUNDRAISER, MEET_GREET, HOUSE_PARTY, VOTER_REG, TRAINING, FRIEND_TO_FRIEND_OUTREACH, DEBATE_WATCH_PARTY, ADVOCACY_CALL, OTHER. This list may expand in the future.

max_timeslots: int

If not returning a timeslot table, will unpack time slots. If do not set this arg, it will add a column for each time slot. The argument limits the number of columns and discards any additional timeslots after that.

For example: If there are 20 timeslots associated with your event, and you set the max time slots to 5, it will only return the first 5 time slots as time_slot_0, time_slot_1 etc.

This is helpful in situations where you have a regular sync running and want to ensure that the column headers remain static.

If max_timeslots is 0, no timeslot columns will be included.

Returns

parsons.Table, dict, list[parsons.Table]

get_events_deleted(organization_id=None, updated_since=None)[source]

Fetch deleted public events on the platform.

Args:
organization_id: list or int

Filter events by a single or multiple organization ids

updated_since: str

Filter to events updated since given date (ISO Date)

Returns
Parsons Table

See Parsons Table for output options.

get_people(organization_id, updated_since=None)[source]

Fetch all people (volunteers) who are affiliated with an organization(s).

Note

API Key Required

Args:
organization_id: Iterable or int

Request people associated with a single or multiple organization ids

updated_since: str

Filter to people updated since given date (ISO Date)

Returns
Parsons Table

See Parsons Table for output options.

get_attendances(organization_id, updated_since=None)[source]

Fetch all attendances which were either promoted by the organization or were for events owned by the organization.

Note

API Key Required

Args:
organization_id: int

Filter attendances by an organization id

updated_since: str

Filter to attendances updated since given date (ISO Date)

Returns
Parsons Table

See Parsons Table for output options.