We are just 97 days out to November and now is the time to work for candidates that share our American values. The 100 day blog post was focused on fundraising for a candidate. Now, we need to start knocking on doors for our candidate.
If you haven’t picked a candidate yet, please find one in your district or in a swing district near you. Swing Left and Sister District have candidates that are in nearby strategic races for you to support.
This Week’s Strategic Action: Canvassing
Candidates cannot win without real life voter engagement and the method that has the highest success rate is knocking on doors. It is fun, trust me.
In 2006, I canvassed in the far eastern suburbs of the Bay Area for Jerry McNerney. He wasn’t a Congressman at the time and was running against someone who did not share my values. So, I got super inspired that a wind engineer was running for Congress and decided to do some canvassing. People were glad to see me, and a few even invited me in for some water (it was hot out there in the sun). At that time, people with my values had given up on the area because they didn’t think they could win. Well, Jerry’s campaign changed all that and I have been forever inspired. Congressman Jerry McNerney is now running for his 7th term!
This is a recent story from a Sister District canvasser in Florida. Prepare to be inspired.
It is important to talk to people in real life and respectfully ask them for their vote. Your personal story and willingness to go door-to-door to have a real conversation with a real person goes a long way.
Have a great Wednesday,