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The Economic Justice Committee is hosting an event featuring Fran Schreiberg and Lora Jo Foo from Working America. They will describe their Central Valley organizing project and train volunteers who want to canvass to talk to voters directly about their concerns through Working America.
The event, now scheduled for February 10 (previously announced as February 3 – please note the change), 4:00pm – 6:30pm at Kehilla, will include a presentation of the fifteen-year history of Working America, the community arm of the AFL-CIO, and its successful actions in other states.
Then, Schreiberg and Foo will describe the California project and sign up volunteers who wish to help with canvassing in CA Congressional District 10 (Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Turlock).
District 10 voted in incumbent Republican Representative Jeff Denham by only a 3% margin of the votes in the district that voted for Hillary Clinton for President.
Volunteers knock on doors in the district and ask people about various economic issues of concern to working people: jobs, healthcare, retirement, corporate accountability and education, finding out what issue is most pressing to them. Many people sign up with Working America for free. Later, after the primary, Working America will go back to those households and report how the candidates performed on those issues. In Working America’s national history, 70% of those who are canvassed and join Working America vote for the candidate that is recommended. The listening aspect of this project has been found to be very effective.
Feel free to contact Jeanne Finberg to hear about her extremely positive experiences working on this project, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us!
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