DNC: Unprecedented National Canvass on April 29
by Tim Tagaris, Thu Mar 30, 2006 at 08:37:13 AM EST
The fifty state strategy is more than just hiring organizers/comm directors/researchers and other staff in each and every one of the states and territories. It's important for you to know that every internal organ of the DNC has a role, and the online piece is at the front lines of bringing the grass & net roots together to make the strategy a success.
Toward that end, on April 29th we are having a nationwide canvass. It's almost like a practice run for the weeks before November 6. It's the freshly minted organizers on the ground working with the online & political teams in the building, with everyone working with the grassroots to mobilize on a national scale. It's unprecedented for the DNC, and nothing like this has ever happened so early.
Governor Dean sent out an email moments ago that I wanted to share with you. Please join in the canvass, email your friends about the effort, and write about it on your blogs and websites. -- Tim
Are you ready to make history?
Thanks to the overwhelming support from thousands of Democrats, who donated to get the literature for the canvass printed and shipped, we're on schedule and gearing up for the unprecedented Neighbor-to-Neighbor Organizing Day on April 29th.
On that Saturday, thousands of volunteers will recruit hundreds of thousands more Americans committed to changing the status quo this year during door-knocking events in communities across America.
Democrats have a clear vision for America, and we're going to get the word out by making personal contact with our neighbors. And along the way we will build new relationships among volunteers on the ground, a network that will have an impact beyond a single day.
Whether you've never volunteered or you're a seasoned door-knocking veteran, it is crucial that you take part in this historic organizing push.
Please RSVP for an event near you:
In many states, Democratic Party staff on the ground have already put together staging areas for massive voter contact events on the 29th. Thanks to donations from people like you, hundreds of thousands of pieces of literature are being printed and shipping in bulk to those locations right now.
If there isn't an event near you, don't worry. Some state parties will have canvassing events on alternate dates, or have other important events that planned for that weekend.
You can still plan your own canvass in your community. Our online tool makes the planning process easy, and if you create your event before April 10th, we will get doorhangers to you in time for your canvass on the 29th.
You can create your own event here:
Whether you're attending an event or hosting your own, we have also put together materials on the web to help you make your canvass as effective as possible.
The online package includes tips on canvassing, a suggested script for when you get to the door, and the doorhanger itself in various formats for you to print extras on your own.
Here is the online resource center:
Two-thirds of Americans reject this president and the Republican leadership -- and they are waiting to hear from us.
We are all members of one American community and it's up to us to make sure that our country has a government as good as its people.
Democrats have a big task in November. We will only win if every one of us takes responsibility for the outcome of the election now -- while there is still time to build our operation.
Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary grassroots push.
Governor Howard Dean, M.D.