More Than 100 Enthusiastic Volunteers Attend Voter Contact Training for Precinct Committeepeople and Grassroots Activists

It’s never been more vital to the future of our country to elect Democrats. That’s why Lake Dems, Tenth Dems, Sixth Dems, Vernon Dems, Libertyville Dems, and Fremont Dems hosted a training that focused on best practices in effective voter contact, door knocking, and persuasion. Lake County Dems Vice-Chairs Lauren Beth Gash (who is Tenth Dems Founding Chair) and Nancy Shepherdson led the presentation, which included a couple of improvisational door-knocking scenarios. Marcia Stanton, Lake County Volunteer Coordinator for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s campaign, recounted how important direct voter contact was to Lauren’s victory in 2018 over an incumbent Republican congressman.

Despite the unseasonably warm, sunny Sunday afternoon that offered countless activities, more than 100 people attended, including township chairs, precinct committeepeople, and first-time volunteers. Questions from beginners and tips from the presenters and other experienced canvassers helped make the session interactive and entertaining. Talking to voters face-to-face is the single most effective way to persuade voters to support our candidates. Success in 2020 will depend on all of us, and the more people we get talking to voters the best way, the more successful we will be.


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