Connecting with like-minded people is one of the most important things we can do to grow our movement and build our grassroots movement. Marches, rallies, parades, and farmers’ markets are fantastic places to sign up volunteers and register new voters.  This is sometimes know as street canvassing or tabling.

From the Swing Left Guide for Recruiting at Marches, Rallies, and Events:


Make a Home Base
Contact the organizers to see if you can get a booth or table at the event. If not, just pick an easy-to-find, shaded meetup spot. Bring supplies including water, snacks and sunscreen.


Send Out Volunteer Ambassadors

Recruit volunteers to be ambassadors who can fan out across a public gathering. Send them out from your home base to cover as much ground as possible. Do some role-play training and pair new volunteers with seasoned coaches.


Create an Action Network Event

  • Be sure to include a description in the title. For example: Swing Left Volunteer Recruitment at Copley Farmers’ Market. You can find more information about high-traffic canvassing here and create an Action Network event with this link.
  • Need assistance? Email us at


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