Organizing - Cenk 2020

Organizing

If we’re going to beat the corrupt, corporate-backed Republicans and Democrats in this race, we need to talk to thousands of voters across the district before Election Day on March 3rd.

The most impactful thing you can do between now and Election Day is have one-on-one conversations at the door and over the phone with voters in CA-25. When you talk to Cenk supporters in the district, you’ll make sure they know exactly how and when to vote. When you talk to undecided voters in the district, you’ll engage in a persuasion conversation with them. When you talk to a person who’s voting for someone else, you’ll just move on. These conversations are simple and effective, and you’ll find comprehensive training materials below.

Our Progress

The momentum in the first phase of this campaign has been incredible — and we can’t lose steam now. In the spirit of radical transparency, as we head into the last phase of the campaign — Get Out the Vote or GOTV for short — here are our voter contact goals for January 27 through Election Day.

Doors Knocked

We've knocked 31,396 doors out of our goal of 50,000.

Phone Calls Made

We've made 237,112 calls out of our goal of 400,000.

Texts Sent

We've sent 483,918 texts out of our goal of 750,000.

Get involved by doing one (or more!) of the following:

Join Us On Slack

Slack is the online messaging tool we use to stay connected with volunteers in real time. No matter what you can do to help the campaign, make sure you join Slack!

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Canvassing

Canvassing is by far the most important thing you can do between now and Election Day. Face-to-face conversations are our best opportunities to persuade people to vote for Cenk and make sure they turn out to vote.

Canvassing

Canvass By Yourself

If it’s tough for you to make it out to a canvass and you can’t host your own, canvassing by yourself is a great option. Follow these steps to learn how to canvass on your own without even having to come into our field office-- although you can if you want to!

  1. Read through this guide about canvassing by yourself.
  2. Read and practice the canvassing script and watch the how to canvass video.
  3. Download the app that we use for canvassing, MiniVAN in the app store or Google play store. Read through the MiniVAN guide.
  4. Print out your script and literature.
  5. Enter 32237467-77616 in the app to get a list of the 50 doors closest to you to knock on.
  6. Knock on as many doors as you can!

Host a Canvass

When you host a canvass, you will be running a training for other volunteers that show up to your event. Hosting is fun and easy, and one of the biggest ways you can help Cenk!

  1. Fill out this form to host a canvass.
  2. Read this guide on hosting canvasses.
  3. Sign up for a live training, or watch the Canvass Host Training Video.
  4. Start practicing the training you will give at your event.
  5. Print out enough scripts and literature for everyone at your canvass
  6. Go knock all the doors and invite everyone to your next canvass when you’re done!

Attend a Canvass

When you attend a canvass, you will meet with other volunteers, go through a training, get a script and literature, and then head out to knock on doors!

  1. Find an event near you. Just type in your zipcode to find the ones closest to you.
  2. Read and practice the canvassing script.
  3. Download the app that we use for canvassing, MiniVAN in the app store or Google play store. Read through the MiniVAN guide.
  4. Attend the canvass and knock on all the doors!

Phone Banking

Phone banking is an easy way to contact voters, to both identify supporters and persuade folks who are on the fence.

Call from Home

You can make calls from home from anywhere in the country! This is the most important thing you can do for the campaign if you can’t knock on doors.

  1. Sign up for call from home shifts.
  2. Join Slack! This is the instant messaging tool we use to connect volunteers and staff in real time.
  3. Review the script and familiarize yourself with the dialer.
  4. Watch this training video.

Go to https://www.thrutalk.io/caller/login/cenk to start making calls!

Host a Phone Bank

When you host a canvass, you will be running a training for other volunteers that show up to your event. Hosting is fun and easy, and one of the biggest ways you can help Cenk!

  1. Fill out this form to host a canvass.
  2. Watch this video.
  3. Read this guide on hosting phone banks.
  4. Sign up for a live training or watch the Phonebank Host Training Video.
  5. Start practicing the training you will give at your event and familiarize yourself with the dialer.
  6. Print out enough scripts for everyone at your phone bank
  7. Make all the calls!

Attend a Phone Bank

When you attend a phone bank, you will meet with other volunteers, go through a training, get a script and literature, and then head out to knock on doors!

  1. Find an event near you. Just type in your zipcode to find the ones closest to you.
  2. Read and practice the phone banking script and familiarize yourself with the dialer.
  3. Attend the phonebank and knock on all the doors!

Travel to the 25th!

If you can come to the 25th district anytime between now and Election Day, we will put you to work! Join your fellow progressives on the ground to get Cenk elected. Once you fill out the form, a staff member will follow up with next steps!

Sign Up to Travel to the 25th
CA-25

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