Ok! Some canvassing tips for anyone who may be hitting the streets today.
Let's start with some canvassing logistics, for first timers -
1. Canvassing is visiting would-be voters, door-to-door, to talk about your candidate/measure/etc.
2. You're typically given a paper -
- packet of a precinct, with a list of voters. Depending on how the campaign has cut (or pulled) the list, they could be regular (high propensity) voters, periodic voters, voter of a certain minority group, etc.
3. The paper will typically contain names, address, codes.
The codes will be ones you can circle, e.g. already voted (AV), not voted, etc.
Don't be afraid to add random notes for follow-up, especially if you work smaller campaigns. I used to scribble things like, "Is concerned about roads!" so the candidate could call on that issue.
Candidly: we're not off to a good start. Clear bias as Grassley opens by stating there wasn't a "whiff" of allegations when Kavanaugh was investigated by the FBI, and scolds Feinstein for not revealing the letter. In front of Dr. Ford.
THIS is how the GOP is responding to last night's New Yorker story. We have to keep the pressure up, and let the men of the GOP know they'll feel our rage if they continue to try and force Kavanaugh through.
And there's a logical reason for that: most people focus on the needs/changes to their immediate circle, verses national news which won't directly impact them.
(I read a lot, since ongoing study at JHU/personal interest, etc.)
Be the one to canvass, and talk to neighbors.
P.S. I realize there's no way to say: "I knew more than my coworkers who worked in politics" that doesn't sound obnoxious, but the point is: they worked politics in Sacramento, and often didn't know what Trump was doing.
Odds are, many others won't either. Tell them. Canvass.
And if you're anything like me and you hate inaction, call your electeds about the bill to protect Mueller. Remember: it passed out of Senate Judiciary, but McConnell vowed it would never reach the floor.