Activate forgetful Democratic and No-Party-Preference voters for the 2020 Elections

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 12 noon for second shift. There will be trainings at both 10am and 12 noon.
  • 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.
  • 10am-1 pm or 12 noon- 3pm - Go and knock on 30 doors (on average). Then come back and tell us about it!
  • After you come back (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 at a private home at 1925 Calaveras Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Please be considerate of the neighbors and do not block driveways or park on grass.

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 4,269 registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who vote pretty consistently, but forgot to vote in the 2016 President election.

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.

In our Congressional race as we work to replace Tom McClintock with a candidate who represents our values, it is vital we get every possible Democrat to the polls. Just as critical, Dems showing up at the polls will help our important local races too.

You’ll have a canvassing packet of 30 or so registered voters who skipped the 2016 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
November 03, 2019 at 10am - 3pm
WHERE
Home of Zoe McNevin
1925 Calaveras Dr
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
United States
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CONTACT
Frank Porter · · 9163809352
12 RSVPS
Gina Abrams Julie Chapman Mark Harman Staci Evans Nancy Corona Guzman Lorraine King Frank Porter Bruce Nye julie white Patti Schrichfield

Who's RSVPing

Gina Abrams
Julie Chapman
Mark Harman
Staci Evans
Nancy Corona Guzman
Lorraine King
Frank Porter
Bruce Nye
julie white
Patti Schrichfield

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  • Patti Schrichfield
    attended. 2019-11-19 20:01:28 -0800
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