Canvassing How To

Canvassing is easy! All you have to do is go out in public, meet, and talk to people.

Your goal when canvassing is to sign supporters up to join Our Revolution Abroad and engage in Democrats Abroad. The easiest way to do this is to have them fill out a paper joining form (there is a scan of it here: Make sure they complete both their abroad address and US voting address, and SIGN AND DATE the form. You’re probably going to have to explain what it is, as well. You can say something like:

Our Revolution Abroad is a progressive US political movement for those of us who live outside the USA. Democrats Abroad is a virtual state in the Democratic Party that represents US citizens who live outside the USA, complete with its own primary and seats on the Democratic National Committee. If you want to help US politics become more progressive from abroad, you should join up.

Completed forms need to be returned to Democrats Abroad — usually to the local membership officer. You should also make sure that people are added to Our Revolution Abroad. If you return scans of the forms to Our Revolution Abroad, we will ensure they get to the correct office.