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"Canvassing in Ohio: A Typical Day for a Canvasser""
2:29 web video from May 8, 2012.
Female voice (Ashley Allison): Ohio is so important to this election because no Republican candidate has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio.
We have to go to the doors, we have to talk to our
neighbors, we have to persuade voters or we will not win this election.
Schultz, State Director: We're here today to
canvass the local neighborhood. We're going to have neighbors
talk to neighbors about the importance of this election.
Volunteer: It's my first time canvassing for President Obama.
Volunteer: I'm a little nervous, but I'm excited.
Allison, Regional Field Director: For people who are intimidated
about canvassaing, I just always say give it a shot. Canvassing
is an opportunity for volunteers to go and knock on the doors of their
neighbors and have face to face interaction to talk to them about
issues that are important to them. Volunteers can expect to build
the community that they live in and work with like-minded people that
share the same values that they share and that the president shares.
A typical day for a canvasser, we partner you up
with an experienced canvasser if it's your first time...
sound: And we'll put it under the rug or in the door...
Allison: We give you your walk packets and we go over so you
know where you're canvassing...
sound: And the near East district has Wards 5, 7 and 55...
Allison: And then we send you out to hit the doors....
Volunteer: I'm feeling very excited because I know that Obama
needs to carry the state of Ohio, and I want to make it happen for him.
sound: Yes, I'm ready to go. Let's go and get 'em...
great way to educate and spread knowledge.
sound: Well are you guys supporters of the president?
Volunteer: Rain or shine, go out an provide that information so
they can make an informed choice.
Schultz (audio): When a neighbor goes to a neighbor's house and
they talk from the heart about why they're involved, it really puts a
face on that campaign...
sound: We're going around trying to see if people are going to
support the president here in this upcoming election.
Voice: Ultimately that one vote could change the outcome of the
sound: Really excited to have you on board. Great. Thanks.
I'm so happy I was able to do it.
was able to persuade at least one person.
Schultz: We really believe that if you respect and
empower and include volunteers at the local level they will make sure
that we win this election here in Ohio and across this country.
in him getting elected.
to go to the polls to vote, to encourage your
neighbor to vote.
Allison: Come on Ohio, come out and canvass. It's a great
way to meet your neighbors and help re-elect the president.
Get involved. Find out how. Visit
BarackObama.com/oh for more information.