Get involved, make money

Can’t vote? Go canvass! Students are carpooling to canvass three congressional districts between now and Election Day on November 7th.

Three Congressional campaigns are paying AT LEAST $50 for every 4 hours of canvassing you do between now and election day. That’s right – they’re offering more than $10/hour! Sounds like a good deal to me. And word on the street is that the pay will likely go up to $100/4 hours on election day.

Canvass for:
Joe Courtney, 2nd District
Chris Murphy, 5th District
Diane Farrell, 4th District

The Courtney and Murphy districts are the closest to Wesleyan (only 20 mins away), so they may be the most convenient to canvass for. All Democratic candidates are in very close races with their Republican incumbant challengers.

I’ve been volunteering my time for these campaigns for a while, and the experience has been great. So you should all come out, make some money, and make a difference!

What is canvassing? It’s actually a lot of fun. We go door-to-door, usually in pairs, talking to Democratic and unaffiliated registered voters about our candidates. You don’t really need to know the candidates or the issues – you just need to be friendly!

Email jspiller(at)wesleyan.edu if you’re interested.

8 thoughts on “Get involved, make money

  1. Ebenezer

    It makes me unbelievably sad that this is true.Why? Most people won’t vote unless they’re asked to. I think the idea of going door-to-door, talking to people, engaging them in the issues is really kind of cool. I think Jen’s point was that most people aren’t going to be quizzing you on arcane policy details. Instead you can talk to someone, find out that they’re opposed to the war in Iraq, and tell them “Hey! You can do something about this.” That to me is really empowering.Oh — 10:48 anonymous — Diane Farrell is cooler than your mom.

  2. Ebenezer

    It makes me unbelievably sad that this is true.

    Why? Most people won’t vote unless they’re asked to. I think the idea of going door-to-door, talking to people, engaging them in the issues is really kind of cool. I think Jen’s point was that most people aren’t going to be quizzing you on arcane policy details. Instead you can talk to someone, find out that they’re opposed to the war in Iraq, and tell them “Hey! You can do something about this.” That to me is really empowering.

    Oh — 10:48 anonymous — Diane Farrell is cooler than your mom.

  3. Mad Joy

    “You don’t really need to know the candidates or the issues – you just need to be friendly!”It makes me unbelievably sad that this is true.

  4. Mad Joy

    “You don’t really need to know the candidates or the issues – you just need to be friendly!”

    It makes me unbelievably sad that this is true.

  5. Anonymous

    and if you want the republican candidates to win, just sign up for this job and act like an asshole when at peoples’ doors.

  6. Anonymous

    and if you want the republican candidates to win, just sign up for this job and act like an asshole when at peoples’ doors.

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