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Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:37 PM

I worked Precinct Politics. went door to door..a long time ago..

For Humphrey and McGovern. I have talked to many who have done this within the last few years. Guess what? It is still the way that elections are won and lost...It is very hard work, but if enough is done, and the candidate is worthy, it often makes the difference.

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Reply I worked Precinct Politics. went door to door..a long time ago.. (Original post)
Stuart G Jun 2017 OP
brokephibroke Jun 2017 #1
Stuart G Jun 2017 #2
brokephibroke Jun 2017 #3
Wellstone ruled Jun 2017 #4
Stuart G Jun 2017 #5
murielm99 Jun 2017 #6
Stuart G Jun 2017 #7
Ciars Jul 2017 #8
CottonBear May 2021 #9

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:38 PM

1. I've done it several times recently

It is a lot of work, but fun too.

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:41 PM

2. You meet some great people who agree completely with you........and

some who don't..I remember having a door slammed on me when I brought up the Watergate Break In in 1972..Remember that was long before the hearings and testimony. I did the best I could.. Need to get back to it...I will see..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:45 PM

3. I like to canvas Hispanic areas

I speak a little Spanish, just enough to communicate. The people are very friendly and eager to listen....

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:55 PM

4. This is the only way to fly.

 

Been doing this for some fifty five years. Love it,can not wait for the next one.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:58 PM

5. The precint level work done in 1960..in Chicago..

made the difference in the election of JFK. Illinois was won by under 10,000 votes if I recall, and Chicago was won by several hundred thousand. Illinois was the key state in Kennedy's election. Makes a big difference when enough of this kind of work is done.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 05:40 PM

6. I've been doing this for a long time, too.

I went to my fiftieth class reunion last fall. One of the women there remembered me coming to her door when I was about twenty. She asked me if I remembered why I had knocked on her family's door. I told her I had been canvassing for a local candidate. I told her that I was still doing that, and I would be doing that until my legs gave out. Then I would get on the phone.

I told her I was pleased that she remembered by visit.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 06:27 PM

7. You know, I remember that work too,,but I haven't done so lately..

I think what you said, has motivated me to work in some upcoming election..something at the level we are talking about..I guess, I am out of touch with that level. Yes, I send some money, but I know that help is always needed at the precinct level. Even if it addressing envelops, or making a few calls. This is something for me to consider.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jul 11, 2017, 06:36 AM

8. Canvassing tech on the campaign trail

Do you guys know anyone who uses canvassing technology or what would your opinions be on it?

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Response to Ciars (Reply #8)

Sat May 29, 2021, 07:32 AM

9. I used the minivan8 paperless canvassing app in Georgia in 2020 & 2021.

We had 3 elections here in Georgia: the November 2020 general election, a December 2020 local special election runoff, and the January 2021 statewide special election runoff l.

I went out on the doors for my local state house & DA candidates in October and November 2020 in advance of the November 2020 general election and the December 2020 special election runoff for DA in my community. Our Democratic DA candidate won! Deborah Gonzalez is the first Hispanic woman DA in Georgia! This was an historic win!

During January 2021, I canvassed door to door for Senator Warnock, Senator Ossoff, and Public Service Commission candidate Daniel Blackman, who was a fantastic African American candidate who lost to longtime Republican PSC member and former Democrat, Lauren “Bubba” McDonald.

minivan8 was super easy to use. I installed the app on my phone. I trained in the field the first time I used it, then I was off on my own!

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