Why we need EVERYONE to canvass…
- No, not just extroverts who love knocking on doors and talking to people.
- No, not just expert canvassers.
- No, not just political wonks who know the argument for everything.
Steve Knight, (R-CA 25) a Trump-clone, won his race last time when there were more Democrats than Republicans in his district!
Hmmm….that’s not right…
We need to convince people that their votes are important in protecting themselves and their families – health care, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, education, the environment and climate change, immigration policy, net neutrality, LGBTQ+ and civil rights are all on the chopping block. Continue reading “Fri – 10/26: Part 2 – Your crazy-busy weekend: Create your canvassing plan.”
These strategies help swing elections, but for us introverts, they can, at first, appear overwhelming and stressful.
“If you told me a year ago that I would be knocking on doors to talk to strangers about a candidate or to convince them to vote, I would not have laughed in your face. While I would have found the notion ridiculous, I would have just shrugged and smiled politely. That’s because I’m an introvert. I take my personal space very seriously, I’m usually exhausted (not energized) when engaging with others outside my normal sphere, and I try very hard to avoid confrontation.
Oddly enough, I’ve found that all of those traits make me a fairly ideal door-to door political canvasser…”
(click here for the rest of this great article on how introverts can shine at these activities.)
So here are activities for you to try out. We need everyone to help.
Steve Knight’s stance on guns from his fundraising website:
“Our nation’s founders enshrined the right to bear firearms in the Constitution, which means the government has no right to enact arbitrary restrictions. Undermining the 2nd Amendment by crafting gun control laws aimed to reduce violence rarely results in safer communities. Instead, it is responsible gun owners who pay the price as criminals rarely comply with the laws enacted to keep firearms out of their hands. There is no law Congress can pass to stop gun violence, however we must examine better policing strategies and mental health services in order to provide a more direct path to solving the problem of gun violence.”
I could go on quite the tangent here, but I won’t. Instead I’m going to Simi Valley and Santa Clarita next month to defeat this guy. If you need more convincing, click here.
Are YOU in? -Veronica
We Venturans can’t vote Knight out, but we can help our neighbors and friends in Simi Valley and Santa Clarita rid themselves of him – and help ourselves by removing one of the 24 Trump minions needed to turn the House blue!
Let us count the ways Steve Knight has betrayed us: He votes with Trump 98% of the time. He voted against our healthcare. He voted for the #TrumpTaxScam. He’s rabidly anti-choice. He opposed raises to minimum wage for workers. And his environmental record is dismal.
And we’d bet our shirts that when it’s time to vote for the DREAMers or the Stupid Border Wall, he’s going to rubber stamp Trump too.