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Train and Canvass with ILS Committee to Change Congress

  • 6th District communities of DuPage County (map)

Dear Indivisible LS Change Congress Committee Member (and those who want to become members),

At the January 31 Committee meeting, Reid McCollum, the leader of the Coalition for a Better Il. 6th Congressional District, stated that door-to-door deep canvassing may become an important part of the strategy to help conservative voters reconsider how they will vote in the upcoming congressional election. Deep Canvassing differs from the usual campaign canvass in that the canvasser spends more time listening and sharing personal concerns with Trump voters, seeking to persuade them to put a check on Trump through their 2018 congressional voting choice.

Over the last 3 months, some of us have been testing and adapting the deep canvassing approach in the 6th District communities of DuPage County. If you would like to learn more about this approach and give it a try, please join me at a 90 minute training and 90 minutes of canvassing and debriefing in the western suburbs this Saturday, February 24. We would like to organize a car pool leaving Chicago at 8:00 am and returning at 2:30 pm. The weather is projected to be very nice on Saturday—the low 40s!

Please let me know by noon on Thursday if you would like to join us so we can set up enough transportation: krlimbeck@gmail.com or 773 809-9839.

Please note that the next Indivisible LS Change Congress Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1st from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Sulzer Library. A portion of the meeting will also be used for deep canvassing orientation and training. Please let us know if you will attending on March 1st: krlimbeck@gmail.com or 773 809-9839.

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