Fresno, Tulare, and Visalia are hot, the work is tough, and the drive is long: but the ground game is the only way to flip this district. Let's show Trump what #Resist #Indivisible really looks like! And, now that we're hitting the Fall, it's cooling down and we're hitting the high season for voter registration. For the 10/14-15 canvass, we'll be registering voters at the Fresno County Fair as guests of the Fresno County Democratic Club! We'll also have walking canvass shifts with NextGen, so that we can get out to the unregistered voters in the county. For a tentative timeline for the weekend, please see the end of this form.
Our overnight voter registration trips each month are at the invitation of Fresno Indivisible, the Fresno County Democrats, the San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club, Central Valley Democrats, and the Tulare County Democrats; Blue 22 is a grassroots coalition of Indivisible groups from Southern, Central and Northem California who want to see Trump-enabler Nunes gone. Why CA22? First, it has the lowest voter registration in California - and therefore has the most potential for new, progressive voters; and, second - did we mention this is the only way to get rid of Devin Nunes?
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Saturday, October 149:00am Carpools from all over the state arrive in Fresno. RSVP for location.9:00am Training10:00am Fair Booth Shift 1/Canvass Shift 11:00pm Lunch at Fairgrounds2:00pm Fair Booth Shift 2/Canvass Shift 25:00pm Dinner7:00pm Booth Shift 39:00pm Done for the night
Sunday, October 159:00am Pancake breakfast at Church for volunteers10:00am Fair Booth Shift 4/Canvass Shift 41:00pm Lunch, debrief, head home! Fair Booth ShiftsWe will have some shifts available indoors at the Fair booth. The booth will be a high-traffic area where we will have a captive audience to register!
Canvass ShiftsYour canvassing team will be driven to your turf by local volunteers, who will check in with cold water during your shift, and come back for you when you're finished with your two-hour shift. You'll work your side of the street in a team of two. You'll stay in touch with the team working the opposite side of the street.
AccommodationsA free option of supporter housing and/or camping at a church multi-purpose room (no guarantee which). You should bring your sleeping bag, a mattress pad, and whatever you need to sleep comfortably. We will also have a block of hotel rooms near the Fair in Fresno for two people to share for a reduced rate of around $50 per person.
MealsThe hosts and sponsoring groups will provide the following meals: sandwich lunch and Fair dinner on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday. The local groups are also providing water and granola bars.
BringVery comfortable, breathable clothes and walking shoes, hats, sunscreen, your own water, and any snacks or drinks you want to bring for yourself. Plan for 90+ temperatures each day, though October in Fresno is usually a bit cooler.