We're on the March to November 8!
Happy Wednesday, Activists! We hope your holiday-shortened week is off to a good start. I wanted to take a minute to tell you a couple of stories from our canvassing travels. The first story is actually about registering voters. This past weekend one of our canvassers, Nancy, met someone while she was walking from door to door and asked if he was registered to vote. He replied that no, he couldn't register because he was a felon and had been incarcerated. So Nancy had the happy experience to tell him that yes, he can register! In PA people convicted of a felony can register to vote once they are out of prison. So she registered him on the spot! It's quite an exhilarating moment when you register a voter during a canvass. The second story is from a few weeks ago. We were canvassing on a narrow street in Queen Village and a man was sitting outside his house working on his laptop. He was not on our walk list but he overheard our conversations at the doors on his small block and it reminded him he needed to sign up to vote by mail. He did it on the spot and was grateful we were there to give him the reminder to do it! So not only do we talk to voters at the doors and encourage them to vote, we have these serendipitous encounters give us so many other fantastic experiences. Come to our meeting this Thursday (below) and learn more!
OCTOBER 13 MEETING: Are you Canvassing Curious?!?
Co-Sponsored With Tuesdays With(out) Toomey
We've heard from you that you're not sure what canvassing would be like. Do you worry about whether it's right for you, whether it's hard, whether it will be boring? Then learn from the experts! State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta will join us to offer his canvassing stories! Plus we'll have other special guests who will share their canvassing experiences. We'll have some good stories so you'll see what it will be like for you. Sign up here.
REACH VOTERS WITH US! See all of our events at this link. We're adding more every day.
Canvassing In Philadelphia We're canvassing every Saturday and Sunday until November 8
Queen Village / Bella Vista When: Saturday (new day), October 15, 11:00 am Where: Meet at Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater Streets. And we're bringing you breakfast! Sign up here. Oxford Circle When: Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am Where: Meet at the Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue. We’ll buy you breakfast! Need a ride? Just let us know! Sign up here. Overbrook When: Sunday, October 23, noon Where: Meet at Tustin Playground, North 59th Street & West Columbia Ave. Need a ride? Just let us know! Sign up here.
Queen Village / Bella Vista When: Saturday, October 29, 11:00 am Where: Meet at Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater Streets. And we're bringing you breakfast! Sign up here. Overbrook When: Sunday, October 30, noon Where: Meet at Tustin Playground, North 59th Street & West Columbia Ave. Need a ride? Just let us know! Sign up here. We have more! Check out all of our voter outreach events at this link.
Text Banking & Phone Banking Phone banking with Indivisible Indivisible national has a variety of great phone banks for candidates who need our help. Check them out here. Texting for John Fetterman, Ashley Ehasz, and Matt Cartwright When: Thursday, October 13, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: On Zoom Sign up here.
Voter Registration If you sign up and can't make it, please let us know. We have others who can take your place at the event.
Open Studios at the Bok Building When: Friday, October 14; two shifts: 5:30-7:30 pm and 7:30-9:30 pm Where: Bok Building, 1901 S. 9th Street Sign up here. Philly AIDS Thrift Block Party When: Saturday, October 15; two shifts: noon-2:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm Where: 710 S. 5th Street Sign up here. The Italian Market When: Saturday, October 15, 11:30 am-1:30 pm Where: 930 S. 9th Street, DiBruno Brothers Piazza Sign up here.
Philly AIDS Thrift When: Saturday, October 22, 2:00-4:00 pm Where: 710 S. 5th Street Sign up here. NEW!! Rittenhouse Square When: Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am-1:00 pm (2 shifts) Where: Meet in front of the Ethical Society, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square Sign up here. NEW!! Mural Arts Fest When: Saturday, October 22, noon-4:00 pm (two shifts) (Rain date is Sunday 10/23) Where: LOVE Park Sign up here. Check out all our actions at this link. We're adding more all the time.