Why Volunteer: How Knocking Doors Helps Win Elections and More
Neal Morgan is a young but experienced election campaign organizer. In this non-partisan talk, he will explain from an insider's perspective how a field program works and describe in detail the crucial role of the the volunteer in the systematic, data-driven fight for votes through direct contact that can make the difference in close elections. Drawing on experiences from the past three presidential election cycles, he'll share what it's like to be a part of a campaign as a field organizers and volunteer, reflecting love and reverence for the work itself; the many positive outcomes of which one can only truly know once they're in it.
Participants in this workshop will:
1) better understand the inner-workings of an election campaign field program;
2) understand their real value as a volunteer, and the many benefits of doing the work;
3) know that one need be nothing more than what and who they are to work within their constraints to jump in and impact an election; and
4) know that volunteering, for Neal and everyone he's known, has been fulfilling and fun, opened doors to new opportunities, and, importantly, created new and lasting friendships.
10:30 - 11:45am