Door-to-Door Walking Script

Hi, I am _____________________. I am a neighbor of yours and a volunteer with the Good

Neighbors __________________(town) organization. I am concerned that we in this community are unprepared for natural or man made disaster and that if we were more neighborly and connected, our children and elderly would be safer everyday and in times of special challenges. Is this a concern of yours?

YES – In that case, please join with us in our Good Neighbors _________(Precinct name) and encourage all like-minded family, friends, and neighbors to join as well. The safety and stability of our community depends on the efforts of the people. Here is a door-hanger with helpful information.
NOT SURE / NOT THOUGHT ABOUT THIS/ ETC. – Here is a door-hanger with some helpful information about everyday things which impact the quality of our lives, thoughts on disaster preparation and our legal authority to act on our own behalf . I hope you will join us in being Good Neighbors and encourage other like-minded family, friends, and neighbors to do the same.
NOT INTERESTED / ETC. – Sorry to have bothered you. Thank you for your time. DEPART
Periodically we send information regarding our organization, educational events, or information about upcoming meetings and elections. To make it easier to communicate with you, may I have your contact information – e-mail & phone? (Record)

Might you, or anyone living in this household, be interested in volunteering to help us with this initiative? (Record)

Thank you for your time.

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DOs

Note: NO ONE HOME - please leave a door hanger on door. Do not put into mail-boxes!

 

 

[Do] Use identifying t-shirts, name· tags, or buttons. Bring umbrellas or plastic covers, in case needed due to rain.


[Do] Take off sunglasses before speaking· to
anyone.


[Do] Step back from door after ringing bell so less threatening to apprehensive homeowner

 

[Do] Work off script and listen. Informal communication style works best. Canvassers
should use own speaking style

 

[Do] Be succinct and a good listener.

 

[Do] Be pleasant and friendly

[Do] Be patient and polite

[Do] Confine conversation to Constitutional principles of limited government, free markets, and individual freedoms

Canvassers should only answer questions which focus on why canvasser personally supports the campaign, unless canvasser is quite  knowledgeable. Otherwise have voter call “headquarters”.

 

[Do] Focus on the future. Discuss where we are versus where we would like to be.

[Do] Admit if you don’t have an answer to a question and promise to get the information and call again. Paves the way for a second call. This is actually an opportunity

 

[Do] Leave information flyer and contact·
information for precinct Neighborhood Organizing leaders

 

[Do] Refer any media/ press inquiries to· the precinct Neighborhood Organizing Coordinator


* If you take along a child when block-walking more doors will be opened. It will be an excellent civics lesson for the young children. However, it is your responsibility to be sure that no child is placed at risk when meeting someone you don’t know to be safe.

 

[Do] Get the neighbor’s contact· information – phone numbers & e-mail. (If requested by organizer.)

 

[Do] Give updated Neighbor Records back· to
the Database Manager. (If requested by organizer.)

 

DON’Ts

 

[Don't] Place anything in a mailbox – It is· AGAINST the LAW


[Don't] Block-walk alone·


[Don't] Go into homes or apartments, even· if invited


[Don't] Go into fenced and gated yards·


[Don't] Walk across people’s yards·


[Don't] Wear offensive clothing, be modest and wear identifying T Shirt  GOOD NEIGHBORS·


[Don't] Hard sell or argue·


[Don't] Antagonize·


[Don't] Raise controversial issues·


[Don't] Make derogatory remarks about· specific
political organizations, candidates, or officeholders


[Don't] Make statements which cannot be  proven



OPTIMUM BLOCK WALK TIMES


Weekdays 4
p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturdays 10
a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sundays 1
p.m. – 7 p.m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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