Activate forgetful Democratic and No-Party-Preference voters for 2020 (Jan. 11-12, 2020)

You're awesome! You're going to reactivate forgetful registered Democrats and Independent voters for a few hours. Here’s what will happen.

Schedule

  • Please plan to arrive and sign in at 10am for first shift or 12pm for second shift. There will be trainings at both 10am and 12pm.
  • If you have done CalAway canvassing in the 2020 cycle, you can pick up your turf and clipboards and go out. We can match you with a partner if you don't have one.
  • If you haven't attended a CalAway event in the 2020 cycle, we will train you in our program before you go out. We can match you with a partner if you don't have one.
  • Go and knock on 30 doors (on average). Then come back and tell us about it!
  • After canvassing (Optional)  - Please join us for a light snack and the good company of your fellow canvassers.

Watch this video to see what canvassing with us is like


Location
This is a private home!  3317 Chasen Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. Please be considerate of the neighbors.

Housing

If you're coming from outside the Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills area and would like to spend the night and canvass again on Sunday, that's great! We can arrange housing for you so you're not paying for a hotel room.

Description

Many people forget to vote even in Presidential election years. The California Away Team has a voter reactivation model that can raise voting rates by 7-10% as measured by our success in the 2018 midterms. It doesn't take millions of dollars, it doesn't take long conversations, it just takes canvassers asking individuals to sign a pledge to vote, and then the postage and printing to send that voting pledge back to them before the election.

In El Dorado County, the County Democratic party has identified 4,200 registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who vote pretty consistently, but forgot to vote in the 2016 or 2012 Presidential Primary elections.

That’s where you come in.

Our project between now and November 2020 is to knock on the doors of these forgetful voters and ask them to recommit to voting.  Canvassers remind these voters of the importance of their vote and have them complete a voting reminder postcard that we’ll mail to them before the March and November elections, a proven method of helping folks follow through with that commitment to vote.

There were over 60 items on the ballot in November's 2018 election. Every voter we re-activated added their progressive slant to over 60 offices and ballot measures. That's POWERFUL!

You’ll have a canvassing turf of 30 or so registered voters who skipped the 2012 or 2016 presidential primary election. Our previous canvassing work suggests that for every 2 registered voters you do speak to, 1 will sign a postcard voter pledge. It's a lot easier than registering new voters!

Please note that you do NOT need to know anything about candidates or issues; our purpose is a quick conversation about importance of getting Democratic leaning voters to the polls. These voters will help ensure that we elect officials at all levels from Congress down to city council that forcibly resist the Trump agenda.

Why do you need my full street address for the RSVP?

We're using a mobile app this year that allows us to provide you an electronic turf sheet through a mobile app for canvassing. To set you up for that, we need your address to check your record in the El Dorado County Democratic party copy of PDI, and make sure you have an entry. When you register ahead of time, we set up your record so that when you show up, your turf is ready to be assigned.

WHEN
January 11, 2020 at 10am - 1pm
WHERE
Cameron Park private home
3317 Chasen Dr
Cameron Park, CA 95682
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Frank Porter · · 9163809352
19 RSVPS
Virginia Ekroth Patricia Pava Nancy Corona-Guzman Melissa Lee Ellen Chapman Gina Abrams Julie Chapman Candis Spallina Anna Ioakimedes Sandy Kaul Betsy Kerr Lorraine King Patti Schrichfield Frank Porter

Who's RSVPing

Virginia Ekroth
Patricia Pava
Nancy Corona-Guzman
Melissa Lee
Ellen Chapman
Gina Abrams
Julie Chapman
Candis Spallina
Anna Ioakimedes
Sandy Kaul
Betsy Kerr
Lorraine King
Patti Schrichfield
Frank Porter

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