On Saturday, April 29th, Democrats across the nation will leave the comfort of their homes and head out to speak to their neighbors about the Democratic Party, its candidates, and the importance of voting in the May primary.
Here in Multnomah County, we're expecting to send out more than 100 volunteers in neighborhoods from the west hills to Corbett in one of the largest grassroots one-day efforts in recent memory.
Many of our canvasses are being coordinated by our endorsed campaigns, allowing us to easily have multiple staging locations across the county. Currently almost every senate district in the county is covered, with some having more than one staging location. More locations are expected to be added to the list in the coming days.
These volunteers will be heading out to speak with their neighbors about the importance of getting involved in the Democratic Party as well as on endorsed candidates and voting in the primary. In the past two election cycles, less than half of eligible voters cast ballots in the May primary. We're hoping to increase that amount, which also increases the likelihood of Democrats winning in the nonpartisan races.
We'll also be identifying potential volunteers for the party, which will be beneficial in our effort to control both branches of the state legislature as well as the governor's seat.
How can you help?
Sign up to canvass at one of our locations on Saturday.
Sign up to phone bank on Wednesday, April 26. We'll be calling through our list of volunteers. (5-9 p.m., Donkey Stable, 232 NE 9th)
Sign up to help put together the walk packets for the canvass. We'll start putting them together at noon on Thursday. (Donkey Stable, 232 NE 9th)
Sign up to help set up the post-canvass event. (Sat., 2 p.m., East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th)
Because of the magnitude of this event, it is extremely important that we know who is planning to attend. Not only do we have to make sure we have enough canvass materials, we also have to make sure there is enough water and snacks for everyone as well.
Please click here and fill out the volunteer form. There you can choose a location where you'd like to canvass as well as other volunteer opportunities.
Help us build our base here in Multnomah County so that we can help take over the House in November and prepare for the 2008 presidential election.