Adam Barbanel-Fried – #ICYMI Deep Canvassing

Using community organising to change elections

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In our last episode for 2023 we bring you an episode from 2021 – recorded in the weeks after the Presidential Election – that explores Deep Canvassing. Deep Canvassing uses the story-telling and listening techniques of community organising to talk to voters about how they might vote in an election. It has been shown to be radically effective at engaging and persuading people. It is a very different form of electoral engagement to the typical transactional or rapid pace sales pitch usually associated with electoral campaigning.

This is a very important conversation given that 2024 is the year of the UK and US elections, and in places like Australia there are serious reflections about what did not work in the Voice referendum.

We will see you all again in late January 2024.

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