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.
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.