We The People Listen 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Nationwide Community Canvass Campaign and Listening Project

Take Move to Amend to your neighborhood with a door-knocking effort to learn about what's important to your community and connect our issues with their concerns!

Join our National Team's Take Action Webinar for more information: April 4th, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

After watching the webinar, sign up here

2017 Goals

  • Learn what's important to our communities and engage them to find out what they think about issues of democracy and corporate power.
  • Build relationships and trust in our community.
  • Grow capacity and organizing skills of Move to Amend and our local groups.
  • Grow support and number of petition signatures from diverse communities.

Campaign Outline

1.Hold Kickoff Meeting & Training to set campaign plan for your group and community and get prepared. (Between April 1-August 6)

Survey Questions

1.  Do you feel like you are negatively affected by the power of giant corporations? [If they say yes, ask them why/how so?]

2. What do you believe are the 3 biggest problems in this country?

3. What do you think we should do to solve these problems?

4. How could we put these solutions into place?

5. Do you think corporations and their influence on our government are preventing these solutions from being used?

6. Would you be interested in joining a group of people fighting for justice and against too much corporate power?

7. Do you have any questions for us?

Demo Video: 


Important Campaign Roles

1. Meeting Facilitator(s): responsible for preparing agendas, sending meeting reminders and running meetings.

2. Canvass Captains: responsible for managing canvass days by reminding people of their shifts in advance, determining if canvass days need to be re-scheduled on account of weather and letting everyone know, bringing supplies to the canvass, conducting trainings in the field, collecting survey responses and getting them to Data Captains.

3. Data Captains: responsible for compiling and transmitting data to Move to Amend National within one week of each canvass day.

4. Canvassers: responsible for representing MTA in the community by being friendly, interested in what people have to say and able to answer questions. Also responsible for recording people's survey responses and getting them to Captains.

Conference Call Dates

The Third Wednesday of each month from May- September at 5:00pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern

Calls with MTA National and Campaign Participants to share how campaign is going and debrief with other participants from across the country.

  • Webinar with National team: Tuesday April 4th at 5pm Pacific/ 8pm Eastern
  • Conference Call Dates:  May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th - Register for your call-in number and PIN