Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
8:30 am -- We'll discuss an important part of any election campaign -- canvassing -- with Rise Up WV, a grassroots resistance group based in Charleston. "Canvassing can be an important component of organizing toward a goal," reports Vigilance Jefferson County. "It can help us get a sense of where our community stands on an issue, help recruit new members, help promote event outreach, and can be used to gather information and stories for Op-Eds or other media." Rise Up WV is said to have been seeing surprising success in using its canvass as a key piece of healthcare strategy. Those running a recent canvassing workshop at Shepherd University shared a number of ways to handle the challenging moments of knocking on doors, and ease the anxiety we may feel.