Took some time this afternoon to go door knocking for Dan Vandal, our Liberal candidate in St. Boniface – St. Vital (my actual home riding). Had a great experience at one of the doors I knocked on. It was a younger couple who saw my shirt and immediately gave me a high-five. They then thanked me for being involved. Who does that?! (In case you’re wondering, yes they’re voting Liberal)
If you’ve been a volunteer on political campaigns, you’ve experienced a bad canvass. Those days where it just seems like no one is home or the people who are home have no interest in voting or supporting your candidate. Or you have someone berate you or slam the door in your face. This can be discouraging. But, try to keep the following points in mind:
- Every no brings you closer to a yes (a sales tactic I learned early on)
- Knowing who someone supports is valuable data – whether they support the Liberal party or not
- Just being visible in the community has an enormous impact on the way voters perceive a candidate
With only 34 days left, door knocking is even more important. If you have some extra time to volunteer, there are 338 campaigns across the country that could use your help. Get involved – this outcome of this election is too important to leave to other people. Make sure your voice is heard.