Chairman’s CornerApril 16th, 2014 by Paula Smith
This weekend, we started our Great Walk and Talk of 2014 campaign, our door to door canvassing campaign for the 2014 election cycle.
Our volunteers connected with many Democrats around Tarrant County who had never had a knock on their door from a Democratic Campaign. And our volunteers reported that the voters welcomed the connection. In fact, many were eager to get involved with the TCDP!
We cannot stop this door to door campaign. It is an essential part of our work because it is the most effective method for getting voters to the polls! In fact, studies show that effective canvassing alone results in improving voter turnout by 7.1 percent.
This is why we have a dozen Walk and Talks already scheduled in the next two months all throughout Tarrant County and others planned.
Can we count on you to help us connect with our Democratic base?
We had quite a few first time canvassers, but paired with an experienced canvasser, given simple instructions and a great script, they all reported it was much easier than they anticipated.
Given the low political participation and civic involvement among Texas, now is the perfect time to get involved. In case you didn’t know, we are one of the lowest in the nation. As President Obama has stated, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
We can do better. But not without help from people like you. And as the last red “republican” urban county in Texas, this cycle is the perfect time to join us as we engage in the most effective method for reaching voters-door to door- canvassing.
TCDP Chairwoman Deborah Peoples