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
Saturday 11:00 AM 3:00 PM Arlington Canvass 46 Massachusetts Ave
Saturday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Ashland Canvass 125 Front St
Saturday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Attleboro Door to Door 104 N Main St
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Belmont Canvass 221 Concord Ave
Sunday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Billerica Canvass 700 Boston Rd
Saturday 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Boston – Fields Corner 1505 Dorchester Ave
Sunday 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Boston- West Roxbury Canvass 1961 Centre St
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Brockton Area Door-to-Door 749 Belmont St
Sunday 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Brockton Door-to-Door Canvass 749 Belmont St
Friday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Brockton Office Daytime help
Sunday 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Brookline Canvass 8/19 21 Coolidge St
Sunday 2:00 PM 5:30 PM Cambridge Travel Team to Medford
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Cambridge Ward 10 Canvass 35 Buena Vista Park Apt 1
Sunday 4:30 PM 7:30 PM Concord Canvass 211 Sudbury Rd
Saturday 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Dartmouth Canvass 783 Dartmouth St
Sunday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Dover & Sherborn Door to Door 56 Dedham St
Sunday 4:30 PM 6:30 PM East Cambridge Canvass 594 Cambridge St
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM EastonForElizabeth Canvass August 18th Cherry Hill Rd
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Fall River for Elizabeth Canvass 1020 Montgomery St
Sunday 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Falmouth Weekly Canvassing 704 Main St
Saturday 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Foxborough Door to Door
Sunday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Framingham Canvass 280 Worcester Rd
Sunday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Framingham Canvass and Phonebank 280 Worcester Rd
Saturday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Framingham Office Canvass and Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd
Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Framingham Office Work and Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd
Sunday 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Franklin Canvass 357 Union St
Sunday 3:00 PM 5:30 PM Gloucester Canvass
Sunday 3:00 PM 5:30 PM Gloucester Ward 1 Canvass 27 Brier Rd
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Lexington Precinct 6 118 Grant St
Sunday 4:00 PM 7:30 PM Lincoln Weekend Canvassing 145 Lincoln Rd
Sunday 10:00 AM 1:30 PM Lowell Canvass West 1505 Middlesex St
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Lynn Canvass
Saturday 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Marblehead Canvass 6 Turner Rd
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Marlborough Coordinated Canvass 406 Lincoln St
Sunday 2:30 PM 4:30 PM Medfield Door to Door 468 Main St
Sunday 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Medford Canvass 8/19 330 Boston Ave
Sunday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Millbury Canvass
Sunday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Millis Door to Door 900 Main St
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Natick Canvass 8 Garfield St
Friday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM New Bedford Office Support 486 Pleasant St
Friday 10:00 AM 9:00 PM Newton Daily Phonebank 458 Newtonville Ave
Saturday 10:00 AM 9:00 PM Newton Daily Phonebank 458 Newtonville Ave
Sunday 10:00 AM 9:00 PM Newton Daily Phonebank 458 Newtonville Ave
Saturday 3:00 PM 5:30 PM Newton Office Canvass 458 Newtonville Ave
Sunday 11:00 AM 1:30 PM Newton Office Canvass 458 Newtonville Ave
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM North Cambridge Canvass Mass Avenue & Cameron Ave
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM norwood door to door 685 Washington St
Friday 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Peabody Office Phone Bank
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Pepperell Canvass
Saturday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Plymouth Canvass
Sunday 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Revere Canvass for Elizabeth Hill Park Park Ave
Sunday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Sharon Canvass 11 N Main St
Sunday 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Southbridge Canvass 357 Main St
Saturday 10:00 AM 2:00 PM Springfield Canvassing 08/18/12 24 Island Pond Rd
Friday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM Springfield Headquarters phone bank
Saturday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM Springfield Headquarters phone bank
Sunday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM Springfield Headquarters phone bank
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Stoneham Canvass
Sunday 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Sturbridge Canvass 178 Main St Rte 131
Saturday 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Sudbury Weekend Canvassing 322 Concord Rd
Saturday 1:30 PM 4:00 PM Uxbridge Canvass
Sunday 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Walpole Canvass 30 Stone St
Saturday 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Waltham Weekend Canvassing 55 Russell St
Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Watertown4elizabethwarren
Saturday 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Wayland Canvassing!
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Westford Canvass 30 Patten Rd
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Weymouth Canvass 46 Broad St
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Winchester Canvass
Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Woburn Canvass
Saturday 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