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Indivisible Evanston: Casten Canvassing Caravan

PLEASE NOTE: you must use this link to SIGN UP to canvass: https://bit.ly/2MMI8F2. Please also RSVP “going” or even “interested” here as well to help us spread the word. Share with and invite friends, and post to your groups and pages — thanks!

We need your help to turn the House BLUE! Join Indivisible Evanston on Sundays through election day to canvass in IL-6 for Sean Casten for Congress, who is in a very close race against incumbent Rep. Peter Roskam. This race is considered one of the most flippable seats in the country, and a Casten win will be critical in turning the House Blue.

What will we do? We are offering rides and will meet up and caravan from Evanston every Sunday up to Election Day to canvass for Casten in Barrington from 12 to 3 p.m. Can’t make that day or time? There are multiple weekend canvassing shifts in Barrington, and also lots of other areas you can help out the campaign directly. Find out more by clicking on our sign up link.

We’ll meet by 10:45 a.m. and leave by 11:00 a.m. for Barrington every Sunday until the election. Canvassing (including training) will be from noon until 3 p.m. and we’ll return to Evanston by 4:00 p.m.

Our incredible Casten Working Group organizers, Bob Hercules and Julie Johnson, have been out canvassing in IL-6 for weeks! We want to get even more canvassers out to Barrington in this final push until the midterms so we organized this option of weekly canvassing caravans.

The Casten Field Director in Barrington will give us a brief training and instructions before we head out to canvass door-to-door. If you’ve never canvassed before, this is a great way to learn.

Sign-up Now to Canvass! https://bit.ly/2MMI8F2

Follow these steps:
Read the Logistics section to understand all details
Pick the Sunday(s) you can canvass.
RSVP “Going” here on Facebook to help us spread the word and invite friends!
Scroll down, Sign-up & then Hit the Sign-up and Submit button for the date(s) you’d like to be a Driver or Passenger.
Taking public transportation to the meeting location? No Problem! See Logistics section.
Need canvassing tips? Click on the attached files to learn about Casten & how to successfully canvass.
Bring friends…Copy this link & send to friends so they can sign up too.The more the merrier!
MAKE THE BLUE WAVE HAPPEN: Let’s have fun while turning IL-6 BLUE!
Logistics – Evanston Meeting Dates, Location & Coordinator:

Dates: 9/23, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4: Meet and leave from Kathleen Long’s Home, 2819 Colfax Street, Evanston IL 60201

Note: On one date only, 9/30 – Meet and leave from Laura Swinand’s Home – 2319 Park Place, Evanston IL 60201

Drivers & Passengers: Please arrive at the meeting location in Evanston by 10:45 a.m. Plenty of street parking is available. We will leave by 11:00 a.m. for Casten’s Barrington campaign office, canvassing (including training) will be from 12-3 p.m. We return to Evanston by 4 p.m. The drive to Barrington is about 45 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.
Taking Public Transportation? No problem! We will pick up/return you to the Central Street “L” or the Central street Metra; please note this in the comments on the sign-up sheet and contact Kathleen Long at kathleenlong@comcast.net or 847-525-5114 to confirm.
Drivers: Please note how many people you can accommodate when you sign up; we’ll match passengers and drivers upon arrival to the Evanston location (please note drivers will also be canvassing!). Here’s the address for Casten’s Barrington Office – 141 S. Northwest Highway, Suite B Barrington, IL 60010. Thank you for agreeing to drive.
Need Canvassing Tips? Download the attached files – a script you can use for canvassing for Casten, talking points about Casten & Roskam, a primer on Casten’s IL-6 from Swing Left, a checklist of what to bring, and a Casten canvassing guide. Key points: dress comfortably casual/weather appropriate, bring a clipboard & pen, charged phone & water/snacks. Watch the great training video on canvassing voters by Reid McCollum of The Coalition for a Better Illinois on Indivisible Evanston’s Facebook page!

How to Stay informed & Get Involved: Sign up for the Indivisible Evanston newsletter for weekly postings about all the phone bank, post carding, canvassing, voter registration & GOTV events being offered. Join our Indivisible Evanston Working Groups to get involved in the races/activities that interest you. If our Sunday dates doesn’t work for you, check out Casten for Congress Events for all the campaign-run events that run daily (canvassing, phone banks, etc.) that you and your friends can sign up for directly until election day.

Questions? Contact Indivisible Evanston at indivisibleevanston@gmail.com, or Kathleen Long at kathleenlong@comcast.net or 847-525-5114 (cell).

RSVP “Going” here on Facebook to help us spread the word and invite friends! Please share on your own timeline and to any relevant pages and groups. Thank you!


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Date: October 14
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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