Join us for our election campaign kick off and help the Women's Equality Party win our first councillor seat in Hackney!
Grab a coffee and join us in Dalston Square at 11:00am for a training session on how to door knock. The 30 minute session will include:
- How to read a walk sheet
- What to say to people when they answer the door
- How to positively engage with voters
At 11:30 Harini Iyengar, our councillor candidate for Dalston Ward, will come to say a few words and discuss the priorities of the party in Hackney.
By noon we will finish and head out to door knock and engage with voters to win our first councillor seat in Hackney! We expect a 2 sessions 12-2 and 3-5, so if you can only come for 1 hour or can only do one session that's ok, whatever you're able to do will help make all the difference!
What happens the first time you door knock?
The first time you door knock you will be paired with someone who is experienced, you won't be expected to speak to anyone on your first time out! Let the experienced person do all the talking and you will observe and learn how to speak to people on the doorstep from them. Your group will be assigned a street to door knock, where you'll hold the clipboard and tick off who you talk to while the experienced person does all the talking.
Once you are comfortable door knocking you can begin to talk to people on the doorstep, so there's no pressure and it's really fun to get to know people in the neighbourhood and their concerns and issues.
Everyone then meets up afterward for a drink, coffee or late lunch to share how door knocking went for everyone. It's a lot of fun to share experiences afterward and rewarding to hear how many doors we knocked on for the day!
Door Knocking Frequently Asked Questions
What is Door Knocking?
Door knocking is when you go door to door speaking to voters on their doorstep about the upcoming election. For some people it can be a scary experience talking to strangers, but once you build confidence in door knocking many people become addicted!
Why is door knocking so important for local elections?
Statistically, speaking to people on the doorstep delivers more votes than any other method in elections.
What if I can only come for 1 hour?
No problem! WE are happy to have help for any period of time you're available.
What if I can only come late?
Call the canvassing captain on 07533935064 when you're on your way to or when you arrive in Dalston. She will tell you where we are at that time. The fortunate thing is that we are only canvassing in Dalston so everything is close together!
If you have any other questions or concerns email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
London E8 3BQ
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