Saturday morning: The canvass

By Jenna Lowenstein, Interactive Media Coordinator, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Saturday morning at the California Power Summit is all about the canvass. Folks are heading out into East Los Angeles now on two different canvasses, aiming to talk to unsupportive and undecided voters about why marriage is important to LGBT people.

Before the canvass volunteers headed out, however, trainers from Equality California, Vote for Equality, and the Task Force led canvass trainings to get everyone ready for what they might encounter.

Participants role-played conversations with voters and touched on issues such as how to deal with homophobia and transphobia at the door.

We’ll be back a bit later today to let you know how the canvass went!