Canvass this Weekend!

The value of grassroots work in a campaign is backed up by the math. The impact of a strong grassroots campaign can be a 3-6% boost in the final polls. If we used the 2008 turnout numbers. where almost 3 million Massachusetts voters came to the polls, that would mean 90,000 -180,000 more votes for Elizabeth Warren! In the 2010 Special Election, Scott Brown won by only 110,000 votes. In 2012, we can win back that margin by building out our grassroots campaign today. With only 50 more votes per precinct, we can overtake that margin in 2012. If we engage with our friends and neighbors, door-by-door, street-by-street, and neighborhood-by-neighborhood, we can win back the United States Senate seat and reelect President Obama.

 

This weekend many events are taking place all across the Commonweath. Below is a list alphabetically by towns. If you need more information on one of the canvasses listed below, call our office at 617-939-0800 and we can plug you into any of them with the direct organizers!

DAY START END NAME ADDRESS
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Acton Coordinated Canvass 130 Main St
8/5/2012 10:30 AM 3:00 PM Amherst Canvass Amherst Town Common By The Parking Lots
8/4/2012 11:00 AM 3:00 PM Arlington Canvass 46 Massachusetts Ave
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Attleboro Door to Door 104 N Main St
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Barnstable Canvass Marstons Mills Prec 12 8/4 3900 Falmouth Road Rte 28
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Bedford Weekend Canvassing 75 Great Rd
8/5/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Billerica Canvass 700 Boston Rd
8/5/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Boston – Ashmont 1906 Dorchester Ave
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 2:00 PM Boston – JP Canvass 21 Lochstead Ave
8/5/2012 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Boston – JP Canvass 659 Centre St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:01 PM Boston- Roxbury Canvass with Governor Dukakis 73 Munroe St
8/4/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Braintree Canvass E Middle School River St
8/4/2012 3:00 PM 5:30 PM Bridgewater Canvass 106 Hale St
8/5/2012 2:00 PM 5:00 PM Brighton Canvass – 8/5 85 Hobart St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Brockton Area Door-to-Door 749 Belmont St
8/5/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Brockton Door-to-Door Canvass 749 Belmont St
8/5/2012 11:00 AM 2:30 PM Brookline Canvass 8/5 73 Fuller St Apt 2
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 3:00 PM Brookline Travel Canvass (Fall River) 25 Kilsyth Rd
8/4/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Cambridge Central Square Canvassing 12 Douglas St
8/5/2012 1:00 PM 5:30 PM Cambridge Travel Team to Revere 25 White St
8/5/2012 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Concord Weekend Canvassing 211 Sudbury Rd
8/5/2012 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Dartmouth Canvass 783 Dartmouth St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Dedham Canvass 3 Eastern Ave
8/5/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Dover & Sherborn Door to Door 56 Dedham St
8/4/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM East Cambridge Canvass 594 Cambridge St
8/4/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM EastonForElizabethCanvass  
8/4/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Everett Canvass 903 Broadway
8/5/2012 3:30 PM 6:00 PM Fairhaven Canvass 16 Main St
8/4/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Fall River for Elizabeth Canvass 1572 President Ave
8/5/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Falmouth Weekly Canvassing 704 Main St
8/4/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Foxborough Canvass  
8/4/2012 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Framingham Office Canvass & Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd
8/5/2012 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Framingham Office Canvass and Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd
8/5/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Franklin Canvass 357 Union St
8/5/2012 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Gardner Canvass 60 Pearson Blvd
8/5/2012 3:00 PM 5:30 PM Gloucester Canvass  
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 1:30 PM Greenfield Canvass 192 Main St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Groton Center Canvass for Democrats 173 Main St
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Groveland Canvass 4 Dartmouth St
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Hanson Canvass 1000 Main St
8/5/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Hanson Canvass 1000 Main St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Harwich Canvass 100 Oak St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Hingham Canvass 17 Union St
8/5/2012 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Hopkinton Canvass 4 Ash St
8/4/2012 11:00 AM 1:30 PM Hudson Canvass 56 Lakeside Ave
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Ipswich Canvass 40 Market St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Leicester for Elizabeth – Aug 4 4 Carleton Rd
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Lexington Precinct 2 900 Mass Avenue & 15
8/5/2012 4:00 PM 7:30 PM Lincoln Weekend Canvassing 145 Lincoln Rd
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Longmeadow Canvass! 145 Massachusetts Ave
8/5/2012 10:00 AM 1:30 PM Lowell Canvass East 33 E Merrimack St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:30 PM Lowell Canvass Pawtucketville 163 Pawtucket Blvd
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Lynn Canvass 112 Kernwood Dr
8/5/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Malden Canvass 8-5 655 Salem St
8/4/2012 2:30 PM 4:00 PM Manchester Canvass 36 Lincoln St
8/4/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Margot Barnete 643 Chandler St
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Marlborough Coordinated Canvass 406 Lincoln St
8/4/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Martha’s Vineyard Canvass 40 W William St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Mashpee Canvass 150 Old Barnstable Rd
8/5/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Medfield Door to Door 468 Main St
8/5/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Millbury Canvass  
8/5/2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Millis Door to Door 900 Main St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Milton Canvass 451 Central Ave
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Natick Canvass 8 Riverbend Dr
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Needham Canvass 372 Warren St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM New Bedford Canvass 486 Pleasant St
8/5/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM New Bedford Canvass 486 Pleasant St
8/4/2012 3:00 PM 5:30 PM Newton Canvass 458 Newtonville Ave
8/5/2012 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Newton Office Canvass 458 Newtonville Ave
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 3:00 PM Newton Travel Team (Fall River) 458 Newtonville Ave
8/5/2012 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Norfolk Canvass 134 Main St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM North Cambridge Canvass Mass Avenue & Cameron Ave
8/5/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Pittsfield Canvass 274 Wahconah St
8/5/2012 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Plymouth Precinct 9 Canvass 586 Lunns Way
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Quincy Ward 6 Canvass 136 Standish Rd
8/5/2012 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Revere Canvass 107 Newhall St
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 12:15 PM Salem Canvass 53 Liberty Hill Ave
8/5/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Sandwich Canvass 134 Route 6A
8/5/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Seekonk / Rehoboth Canvass 6 Olney St
8/4/2012 9:45 AM 12:00 PM Shewsbury Canvass 35 Commons Dr Apt 22
8/4/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Shirley Canvass 1 Hospital Rd
8/4/2012 9:45 AM 12:00 PM Shrewsbury Canvass  
8/5/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Somerset Canvass 2979 County St
8/5/2012 11:00 AM 1:30 PM South Hadley Canvass 497 Newton St
8/5/2012 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Southbridge Canvass 357 Main St
8/5/2012 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Sturbridge Canvass 178 Main St Rte 131
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Sudbury Weekend Canvassing 322 Concord Rd
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Swampscott Canvass 42 Thomas Rd
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Taunton Canvass 175 School St
8/4/2012 1:00 PM 3:30 PM UXBRIDGE CANVASS! 5 Douglas St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Wakefield Canvass 68 Holland Rd
8/5/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Walpole Canvass 30 Stone St
8/4/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Waltham Weekend Canvassing 1100 Lexington St
8/4/2012 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Wareham Canvass! 214 Onset Ave
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Watertown precinct 12 canvass  
8/5/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Wayland Weekend Canvassing! 41 Cochituate Rd
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Webster Canvass 148 Main St
8/4/2012 12:00 PM 4:00 PM Wellesley Canvass 148 Linden St
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 11:30 AM West Newbury Canvass 396 Main St
8/5/2012 2:00 PM 4:00 PM West Roxbury Canvass 1884 Centre St
8/4/2012 9:30 AM 12:30 PM Westborough Canvass 17 Gary Cir
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Westford Weekend Canvass 30 Patten Rd
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM westwood door to door 549 Pond St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Westwood Door to Door 549 Pond St
8/4/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Weymouth Canvass 46 Broad St
8/4/2012 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Winchester Canvass 80 Washington St
8/5/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Yarmouth Canvass 528 Forest Rd

Quick Tips for you Canvassing

  • Work in pairs when possible for safety, support, and fun
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • As always when canvassing any neighborhood, if you aren’t comfortable walking up to a particular house, skip it. Remember, safety first.
  • Make sure you have a script, and be familiar with what you are saying. Practice it a few times before canvassing.

 

The most important thing to remember is that you are making a difference just talking to a voter! You want to get an ID and recruit as many volunteers as possible, but even if a voter remains undecided or is supporting the opponent, your conversation makes an impact on the future of the campaign. All information is valuable information! Supporter or opponent, each contact is another building block in creating the necessary votes to win.

 

“Decades ago, as a community organizer, I learned that the real work of democracy begins far from the closed doors and marbled halls of Washington, it begins on street corners, and front porches, in living rooms, in meeting halls with ordinary Americans who see the world as it is and realize that we have within our power to remake the world as it should be.

 

It’s with that hope that we began this journey. The hope that if we could go block by block, city by city, state by state and build a movement that spanned race and region, party and gender – if we could give young people a reason to vote, and the young at heart a reason to believe again, if we could inspire a nation to come together, then we could turn the page on the politics that have shut us out, let us down and told us to settle, we could write a new chapter in the American Story.

 

We were told this wasn’t possible, we were told the climb was too steep, we were told our country was too cynical, that we were just being naïve, that we couldn’t really change the world as it is, but then a few people in Iowa stood up and said yes we can. And then a few more of you stood up, from the hills of New Hampshire to the coast of South Carolina. And then a few million of you stood up from Savannah to Seattle, from Boise to Baton Rouge.

 

…because of you, because of a movement you built that stretches from Vermont’s green mountains to the streets of San Antonio, we can stand up with confidence and clarity to say that we are turning the page and we are ready to write the next great chapter in America’s story.”

 

President Barack Obama
March 4, 2008
Night of Texas Primary
San Antonio, Texas