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Changing The Conversation Together

Deep Canvassing Liability

We want to set up protocols for voters talking to voters face to face, going door to door, while protecting our organization from lawsuits should anything take place.

Posted July 21, 2020

Background & Context

Changing the Conversation Together (CTC) is the first organization established with the purpose of building a national corps of deep canvassers to grow an electorate that embraces compassion and inclusion.

Immediate Problem

WE are interested in canvassing during the pandemic and want to ensure we are protected as best we can be from liability concerns. We were highly motivated to try this is door-to-door — if we can find a safe way to do it — has the potential to greatly increase our impact on this coming election.

Work & Deliverables

1. Advice 2. If possible a written recommendation
Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Meet with CTC Director
  • Meet with other volunteers, and partners. In groups or individually.

Collaboration Phase

  • researching liability law

Wrap Up

  • advice presented to leadership of organization. Ideally written.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: We will offer training on the background and importance of why we want to do this.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Pennsylvania
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Changing The Conversation Together

CTC is an organization dedicated to building a national corps of deep canvassers who can bridge political divides and help elect Democrats to take us forward. Through training volunteers to engage in respectful empathetic conversations with voters at their doors, our canvassers are helping to grow an American electorate that embraces compassion and inclusion. Founded in 2017 with nothing more than an idea, a certain amount of experience, ambition and belief in the mission, CTC played a critical role in helping flip NY's 11th congressional district in the 2018 midterm elections. That story went viral and now we are taking this movement on the road and helping organizations, activists and others bring this approach to battleground states in what is arguably the most important election of our lifetime.

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