What’s a Field Representative?

Last week, we showed you what canvassing looks like here at Progressive Turnout Project.

What about the people who do it — our Field Representatives?

We chatted with Jamal, Jessie, and Pete, three of our Field Reps in North Carolina, to get a better idea of what it takes to do this work, and why.



Age: 28
Elections canvassed: 5 including this one
Signature knock: Classic Friendly 5-Knock
Why do you do this work? I want my niece to grow up in the best world possible. I do this work to make the changes I wish to see.


Age: 23
Elections canvassed: This is the first!
Signature knock: Varies
Why do you do this work? I’m doing this work because I care about voting rights in North Carolina, which are often being challenged. Voter turnout makes an election, and especially in such a competitive district, this work has the potential to have a huge impact on this election.


Age: 63
Elections canvassed: None, this is my first one!
Signature knock: Shave and a hair cut, two bits
Why do you do this work? I feel that I am making a positive contribution to the community welfare by trying to get more voters to the polls.

Here’s are our Field Reps in action:

Meet Our Field Representatives

What does it take to turn out the vote in a special election? Passion, persistence, a good pair of shoes — and a knack for talking to strangers about voting.

Posted by Progressive Turnout Project on Friday, August 23, 2019

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