About this training

Face-to-face conversations are the most effective way to drive people to the polls on election day. Every door knocked and every conversation had is a step towards victory.

"Canvassing 101" will teach you the basics of canvassing, making you a more confident and effective volunteer. It's also a great resource for volunteer leaders and campaign staffers looking to train novice grassroots activists. 

After watching the video, be sure to download the accompanying toolkit. These materials were created with the intent of deepening the learning experience by providing essential, comprehensive information. You'll find sample scripts, at-home practice guides, and more in-depth instruction about canvassing, how to do it, and why it's effective. We've compiled a library of resources to give you everything you need to become, or train others on how to, become an expert canvasser.

 

Take action

Don't stop here. The only way to give your fellow citizens a voice at the ballot box is to get out there and register some voters. Remember: The best way to learn is by doing! Ready to hit the streets? Meet other Swing Left volunteers, learn about your Swing District, and start talking to voters today!

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