posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by Jenna
This isn't going to every citizen though. It's dependent on people actually getting out of their chair, going door to door, talking to people about
why you're at their door, and urging them to sign.
I've actually worked as a community organizer. Once you get past the fact that you're just randomly knocking on doors, it's not easy to even catch
people when they're at home
. Then if you do catch them at home, to get them to listen to you, and
sign something? 90% of the names on
that list are going to be college kids because nobody else will listen to a stranger at their door and
blindly sign a political-oriented list
which will accomplish nothing (unless the person at the door is a skilled organizer).
This just isn't a viable way to get information on people, for any purpose other than keeping in touch with supporters (mostly college students, in
this case) and teaching them skills which may be vital for future grass roots efforts. Really, I'd even encourage any 18 year old right-winger to do
these organizing exercises, just to develop the skillset. If you think that bad things are on the political horizon, then those skills will come in
[edit on 18-4-2009 by theWCH]