On November 19, we trained 25 people in deep canvassing. Then, we hit the streets to knock doors and talk with fellow Brooklynites about why it's so important to vote Democrat in the 2018 Congressional race. Politics is no longer about blue vs. red, but about using our vote to protect our democracy.
At the outset, most people said they were anxious about knocking doors and talking to Republicans. They feared that people would be mean and slam the door. But when we regrouped, people agreed that the script we designed enabled them to have meaningful exchanges and that people were more amenable to talking in a cordial way than the canvassers had anticipated.
Many canvassers walked away feeling hopeful, like maybe, just maybe, we could plant the seeds necessary to sprout a Democrat Congress in 2018.