Canvassing involves knocking on doors and speaking directly to voters. This is generally done in pairs, so you are not out there alone. Right now, efforts are primarily directed at getting folks registered and/or giving them information about upcoming elections and possible candidates. Once California’s primary season ends in June, you might choose to help support a particular candidate or issue.
Canvassing training is available either beforehand or on the day you’ll be canvassing. If you’re traveling to another district, you’ll likely be teamed with a local, or given focused orientations at the site to acquaint you with local issues and techniques. We only recommend canvassing actions that are generated by local groups in that particular district.
The Sonoma County Democratic Party recently offered canvassing training for Indivisible and Sister District members, and more of these great sessions are planned. (We’ll share information on this website and via our newsletter as dates and venues are firmed up.) The training includes both experienced and inexperienced canvassers, which contributes to the richness of the workshop. Key elements for implementing a successful canvassing experience are reviewed, including role-playing various scenarios.
VOTER ENGAGEMENT TRAINING: CANVASSING & PHONEBANKING 101
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Here is an opportunity to do Canvassing from California Away Team
CA 4-Tom McClintock (R–Elk Grove)
The baseline plan is to canvass with CalAway in El Dorado on Saturday, May 19, stay over night in Truckee that night (Indivisible Truckee will feed us!), and then EITHER Canvass or Voter Registration in Truckee on Sunday, May 20. For those who cannot make it to Truckee, CalAway is also canvassing on Sunday, May 20, too, so do not let the overnight aspect intimidate you. It is optional! firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> for signup and carpooling