How to Create Your Own #DemDoors Diary

Massachusetts Democrats win when we organize precinct by precinct, having conversations with voters about what is at stake in this election. Every weekend, volunteers all around Massachusetts knock on the doors of voters to discuss the issues with their neighbors. Knocking on doors has been proven as a successful winning strategy. We want to spread the message and tell the stories of volunteers talking with real voters. We’re sure some of you came away with a story to tell.

 

Sharing your canvassing stories is the best way to demonstrate the effectiveness of our grassroots coordinated campaign. We also hope that folks who read these stories will be encouraged to knock on some doors too!

 

 

#DemDoors Diaries come in all shapes and sizes, but here is an easy format you can follow.

 

The first paragraph gives the background of who the canvasser is and where the canvass is taking place. Questions you may want to answer are, where is the canvass? How many times have you been canvassing before? Who was your partner for canvassing? How many people attended? Was this a regularly scheduled canvass? Who was the canvass directed at?

 

The second paragraph discusses the pre-canvass meeting and the organizers of the day. You may want to address whether there were any elected officials attending? Did the organizer give a motivational speech? How were you feeling before the canvass?

 

The third paragraph tells a specific story about the best door/interaction of the day.

How many doors did you knock on? How many Dem 1’s did you identify? What was the most interesting door of the day? What stuck with you most about that door?

 

The final paragraph is a place to reflect about the canvass, and discuss your expectations for future canvasses. How did you feel the day went overall? Did you feel that you had an impact? Will you canvass again?

 

Focusing on these stories with the theme of #DemDoors allows the excitement about canvassing to last beyond the weekend.

 

Please send in the stories early in the week to kfranck@massdems.org .

 

 If you do not have time to write your own story and would like to still share your experience . Just take a few minutes to fill out a form here and we’ll send you back a draft of your own #DemDoors Diary.