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 WHAT WHERE
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Abington Canvass with Gov. Dukakis (Brockton Kick-off) 749 Belmont St
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Acton Coordinated Canvass 130 Main St
8/11/2012 11:00 AM 1:30 PM Acushnet Canvass 122 Main St
8/12/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Amesbury Canvass 8 Whittier St
8/11/2012 11:00 AM 3:00 PM Arlington Canvass 46 Massachusetts Ave
8/12/2012 2:00 PM 5:00 PM Arlington canvass pct 3 89 Marathon St
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Attleboro Door to Door 104 N Main St
8/12/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Ayer 8/12 Canvass 26 E Main St
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 12:30 PM Barnstable Marstons Mills Prec 10 canvass 730 -760 Osterville West Barnstable Rd
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Bedford Weekend Canvassing
8/12/2012 12:00 PM 2:30 PM Belchertown Canvass 18 Federal St
8/11/2012 1:30 PM 4:00 PM Belmont Canvass 14 Fairview Ave
8/11/2012 2:00 PM 5:00 PM Boston - JP Canvass 15 Woodman St # 1
8/12/2012 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Boston - JP Canvass 659 Centre St
8/12/2012 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Boston - Mission Hill Canvass 315 Centre St Ste 2
8/11/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Boston - Upham's Corner 112 Stoughton St
8/12/2012 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Boston - Upham's Corner 415 Columbia Rd
8/11/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Boston- Charlestown Canvass 43 Monument Sq
8/11/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Boston- South Boston Canvass 646 E Broadway
8/11/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Braintree Canvass 798 Washington St
8/11/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Bridgewater Canvass with Gov. Dukakis (Middleboro Kick-off) 88 North St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Brockton Area Door-to-Door 749 Belmont St
8/12/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Brockton Door-to-Door Canvass 749 Belmont St
8/12/2012 2:00 PM 5:00 PM Brookline Precinct 5 122 Chestnut St
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Burlington Canvass 119 Francis Wyman Rd
8/12/2012 2:00 PM 5:30 PM Cambridge Travel Team to Winthrop
8/11/2012 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Chelsea Canvass Ward 1 110 Bellingham St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Chicopee Canvass 99 Church St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Cohasset Canvass 104 Doane St
8/12/2012 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Concord Weekend Canvassing 211 Sudbury Rd
8/11/2012 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Danvers Canvass Damon St & Porter St
8/12/2012 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Dartmouth Canvass 783 Dartmouth St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Dedham Door to Door 3 Eastern Ave
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Dennis Canvass 1045 Main St # 134
8/12/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Dover & Sherborn Door to Door 56 Dedham St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM E. Bridgewater Canvass with Gov. Dukakis (Brockton Kick-off) 749 Belmont St
8/12/2012 4:30 PM 6:30 PM East Cambridge Canvass 594 Cambridge St
8/12/2012 11:30 AM 2:00 PM East Longmeadow Canvass
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Eastham Canvass 2500 State Hwy
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Fall River for Elizabeth Canvass 1572 President Ave
8/12/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Falmouth Weekly Canvassing 704 Main St
8/11/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Foxborough Door to Door
8/11/2012 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Framingham Canvass & Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd
8/12/2012 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Framingham Canvass & Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd
8/12/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Franklin Canvass 357 Union St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Great Barrington/South County Canvass 42 Bridge St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Groton Center Canvass for Democrats 173 Main St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:45 PM Hanson Canvass with Gov. Dukakis (Brockton Kick-off) 749 Belmont St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 2:00 PM Haverhill Canvass and Visibility 285 Lincoln Ave
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Hingham Canvass 17 Union St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Holliston Canvass 781 Washington St
8/11/2012 10:15 AM 12:30 PM Hudson Canvass 56 Lakeside Ave
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Ipswich Canvass 40 Market St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Lawrence Canvass with Niki Tsongas 9 Lawrence St
8/11/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Leicester - Aug 11 4 Carleton Rd
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Lexington Precinct 3 Canvassing 330 Concord Ave
8/12/2012 4:00 PM 7:30 PM Lincoln Weekend Canvassing 145 Lincoln Rd
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:30 PM Lowell Canvass Pawtucketville 163 Pawtucket Blvd
8/12/2012 10:00 AM 1:30 PM Lowell Canvass Pawtucketville 163 Pawtucket Blvd
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Lynn Canvass 112 Kernwood Dr
8/12/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Malden Canvass Ward 3 Corner Of Fellsway & Savin
8/11/2012 11:00 AM 1:30 PM Marion Canvassing 143 Front St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Marlborough Day of Action! 15 Canterbury Way
8/11/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Mashpee Canvass 150 Old Barnstable Rd
8/12/2012 2:30 PM 4:30 PM Medfield Door to Door 468 Main St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Medway Canvass 115 Village St
8/12/2012 4:30 PM 7:30 PM Melrose Canvass 2 Brunswick Park
8/11/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Middleboro Canvass with Governor Dukakis!! 88 North St
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 1:00 PM Milford Canvass 4 Congress St
8/12/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Millbury Canvass! 63 Canal St
8/12/2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Millis Door to Door 900 Main St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Milton Canvass 451 Central Ave
8/12/2012 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Milton Sunday Canvass 451 Central Ave
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Natick Canvass 8 Garfield St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM New Bedford Canvass 486 Pleasant St
8/12/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM New Bedford Canvass 196 Hersom St
8/11/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Newbury Canvass 16 20th St
8/12/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Newburyport Canvass 241 High St
8/11/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Newton Office Canvass 458 Newtonville Ave
8/12/2012 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Newton Office Canvass 458 Newtonville Ave
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 4:00 PM Newton/Brookline Travel Team (Taunton)
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM North Cambridge Canvass Mass Avenue & Cameron Ave
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Norwood Door to Door 245 Nichols St
8/12/2012 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Pittsfield Canvass 274 Wahconah St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Quincy Ward 6 Canvass 136 Standish Ave
8/12/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Reading Canvass 45 Temple St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:45 PM Rockland Canvass with Gov. Dukakis (Brockton Kick-off) 749 Belmont St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Salem Canvass 53 Liberty Hill Ave
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Sandwich Canvass 134 Route 6A
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Scituate Canvass 38 Rosas Ln
8/12/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Seekonk / Rehoboth Canvass 6 Olney St
8/12/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Sharon Canvass 11 N Main St
8/11/2012 9:45 AM 12:00 PM Shewsbury Canvass 35 Commons Dr Apt 22
8/11/2012 9:45 AM 12:00 PM Shrewsbury Canvass
8/12/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Somerset Canvass 2979 County St
8/12/2012 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Somerville West Canvass 6 Westminster St
8/12/2012 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Southbridge Canvass 357 Main St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Stoneham Precinct 1 Canvassing 259 Main St
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Sudbury Weekend Canvassing 322 Concord Rd
8/12/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Swampscott Canvass/Viz
8/11/2012 11:45 AM 3:00 PM Taunton Canvass with Senator Pacheco! 4 Court St
8/11/2012 1:30 PM 4:00 PM Uxbridge Canvass 5 Douglas St
8/12/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Walpole Canvass 30 Stone St
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Waltham Weekend Canvassing 55 Russell St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Watertown4elizabethwarren
8/11/2012 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Wayland Canvassing! 41 Cochituate Rd
8/11/2012 9:30 AM 12:00 PM Webster Canvass 148 Main St
8/11/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Wellesley Canvass 148 Linden St Ste 305
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Westford Canvass 99 Plain Rd
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Weymouth Canvass 46 Broad St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Whitman Canvass with Governor Dukakis (Kick-off in Brockton) 749 Belmont St
8/11/2012 10:30 AM 2:00 PM Williamstown Canvass 77 Bridges Rd
8/12/2012 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Winthrop Precinct 5 Canvass French Square Jefferson & Woodside Inter
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Woburn Canvass 55 Locust St
8/11/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Worcester Canvass 442 Park Ave
8/11/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Wrentham Door to Door Wrentham Center Parking

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