January 5th - Enjoy a day of Sunday afternoon canvassing for Shahid Buttar in Duboce Triangle!

Start: Sunday, January 05, 202011:00 AM

End: Sunday, January 05, 2020 5:30 PM


Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of door-knocking for Shahid in the Duboce Triangle, starting at Duboce Street & Noe Street in Duboce Park!

Join us on January 5th between 11:00 AM and 5:30 PM for one or both of our 3 hour door-knock shifts and share some hot cocoa with our team while talking to voters about Shahid. No need to wear your Shahid T-shirt, we're just getting to know voters face to face as regular people!

What's involved in a door-knock, might you ask? Door-knocking is canvassing, and canvassing stems from a simple idea; you can change minds through conversations. Canvassers use this method to engage voters in a conversation and get them to a mutual understanding by providing alternative perspectives. It is a two-way conversation between canvassers and voters where voters are asked to share their personal experiences around a candidate being discussed.

The strategy laid out:
  • Share your experience and get the conversation started
  • Listen to voters, get them thinking and sharing
  • Highlight common humanity
The basic components of canvassing
  • Ask for the voter’s opinion on a candidate and explore it
  • Ask for the voter’s personal story or experience pertaining to the issues said candidate is addressing
  • Connect a personal story to the voter’s initial opinion
  • Engage with their initial concerns and opinions and give them time to ponder
  • Get back to the original candidate and seek their opinion

If this is your first time canvassing, have no fear! We'll provide you with a very clear script and train you in all the effective techniques!

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