Our neighborhood canvassing program has created opportunities for small, intimate canvassing groups to coalesce around neighborhoods in Berkeley and Oakland. There’s nothing more inspiring, though, than a room full of hundreds of socialists ready to hit the streets and canvass the whole East Bay, armed with clipboards and a materialist analysis of social antagonisms.
So in that spirit, we’re bringing back chapter-wide canvasses with the new year as we continue our single-payer campaign and think about the other campaigns we’re committed to as a chapter.
Dozens of DSA and community members will convene on January 13 to knock thousands of doors in a matter of hours. We’ll start with a training on how to canvass in support of single-payer, then break into teams to go out and have conversations with neighbors in and around Oakland about decommodifying healthcare. This event will double as the launch for our campaigns in support of Gayle McLaughlin for Lt. Governor and Jovanka Beckles for Assembly District 15. As we canvass, we’ll gather more than a thousand signatures to help secure a ballot line for Gayle.
This canvass will be a major step toward building a mass socialist political movement all over the East Bay. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. In 2018, the world is ours to win.