In American politics the most powerful weapon are passionate and informed volunteers who pursue Neighborhood/Precinct Organizing. An expensive campaign can always be beaten by a well-organized effort to Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) by citizens with little money. Remember too, that to win in your precinct only requires that your efforts surpass those of rival precinct organizations. Passionate and informed volunteer can easily surpass other organization volunteers and most definitely professionals who are just doing it for the money. Specifically, passionate volunteers can each generate 50-150 new votes, while paid, professional precinct workers on average will not deliver more than 10-50 new votes.
Just one person is required to start Neighborhood/Precinct Organizing in their local precinct. This person doesn’t even need to be the type who makes friends easily or is “popular”. All they need is the will and energy to get started. Use the Step-By-Step Instructions from our website, TheVoicesOfAmerica.org, to quickly get started, while focusing on recruiting volunteers in your community to put the plan into action. Even though each political party may already have a Precinct Captain for your local precinct, you can become the self-appointed Neighborhood/Precinct Organizing Captain for the “We the People” movement focused on taking back our country from career politicians who are bankrupting our country. You will need to provide each volunteer with a targeted walking list of homes based on the Voter Records, a short script, and door hangers to leave behind. For a quick overview of how it is done, view the video by clicking on the picture above.
To recruit volunteers in your neighborhood, note that you MUST personally ASK people to volunteer. Volunteers do not have to live in your precinct. Start by asking like-minded neighbors, friends, relatives, and work colleagues. Also ask like-minded members you know from church or clubs. Reach out by asking potential volunteers at social hours of local liberty-minded organization meetings or people standing in line at conservative events. You can also use your neighborhood precinct’s Voter Records to identify potential volunteer candidates. Get contact information and provide your contact information to everyone you contact, even if someone might not be interested in volunteering at the time. They may become sufficiently frustrated at a future time and will then reach out to you to volunteer.You will quickly learn that volunteers who have never done anything like this before will quickly catch-on and have an enjoyable experience. As evidence of this, note the cited example from West Chester, Ohio Precinct 24, particularly the very positive, unsolicited comments from volunteers who had never before pursued door-to-door political canvassing.
Since most people like to think of themselves as “good citizens”, convince people that Neighborhood/Precinct Organizing is not politics, but instead the highest expression of good citizenship. Once you start Neighborhood/Precinct Organizing, you will end up recruiting even more volunteers through your current group of volunteers and from those voters whom you contact. Remember also that plans for the American Revolution started at a very small meeting! Before you know it, your group of “We the People” volunteers will have become the most powerful “political” force within the precinct. Eventually, the ideal number of volunteers per precinct is about 10-20 volunteers.
The easiest way to train new volunteers how to do precinct block walking or to make calls is to have them join an experienced person for just one session. You will find that a number of your newly recruited volunteers will have done Neighborhood/Precinct Organizing in prior elections for one of the political parties. Use these experienced volunteers to help teach the more detailed mechanics of Neighborhood/Precinct Organizing, using ourPresentation Slide Set II available for download from our home page.Experience shows that new volunteers will quickly learn the best practices and will be enthused to pursue them on their own. You can also have experienced volunteers conduct role plays at meetings, showing the right way and the wrong way to do block walking or to make calls. Generally, field workers will also teach each other through shop-talk at meetings. You will also find that a non-partisan, Constitution based, educational door-to-door voter engagement approach to Get-Out-The-Vote is far less threatening and intimidating for volunteers.
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