Sanford Canvassing Kicks Off County Efforts

Nearly 100 volunteers, most new comers to grassroots political action, turned out for the Seminole County Democratic Party’s canvassing event June 10 in Sanford.
“We knocked on 1100 doors, and made direct contact with over three hundred registered Democrats,” reports Precinct Activities Chairman Paul Truman. “It is a good start, but in the area we canvassed alone there are over 4100 known Democrats, so we have a lot more to do.”

The volunteers quickly filled the room at Iron Robot Studios on North Laurel Ave. Almost everyone raised their hand when asked if they were ‘first time canvassers”.

They broke into groups to learn about the scripts to follow, the petitions to present, how to respect homeowners time, and how to avoid confrontation if they ran into it.

They practiced on each other.

Then they teamed up and got their neighborhood assignments.

While the teams were out pounding the pavement, other volunteers worked the phones.

“Democrats in Seminole County are not used to hearing from us except at election time,” says Truman. “We want to let them know we are here, we are active, and we are not going to go away.”

The next focused canvassing is planned for Altamonte Springs in August. For information contact the Campaign Activity Committee at: action@semdems.com.