Canvassing Materials for October 24, 2021

Hello Canvassers!

Thanks for helping keep Virginia Blue!

Where to meet:

  • Launch site: 1208 Wesanne Lane, Midlothian VA 23114
  • Launch time: Noon – 3:00 pm (we recommend getting there at about 11:45)
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, and bring sunscreen, water, snack, rain gear, a CHARGED cell phone. If you can bring a battery phone charger that helps or have a charger in your car. Bring a bag if you want something to hold materials while canvassing.
  • Download MiniVan app on your phone (instructions below).

Background to help you prepare:

  • A brief and user friendly tutorial (7 1/2 minutes) on how to set up and use MiniVan, the app that tells you what addresses you’ll be canvassing and provides information on the voter you’re talking to.
  • A good backgrounder from Swing Left on how to spark conversations while canvassing. It’s a 22 minute video that’s very helpful.
Canvassing Materials:
  • General background on Gardner and her opponent Roxann Robinson and House District 27 (Chesterfield and Richmond)
  • Del. Roxann Robinson (R), an optometrist by trade, is seeking her sixth full term representing HD-27 after winning the seat in a special election in 2010. She faces a challenge from public sector leader Debra Gardner, who has lived in Chesterfield for three decades. Republicans have held the seat since the mid-1980s, but Robinson won a race against Larry Barnett by less than a percentage point back in 2019, that’s less than 200 votes; and the margins have been tightening recently, as Democrats performed well in the suburbs of Richmond.  Gardner also has a slight fundraising lead over the incumbent. VPAP listed the district as one of the competitive races this election cycle.


Janet Firshein
SSPA Canvassing Lead

Thanks again for taking time to get out the Democratic vote in Virginia! See you out there.