Campus canvassing can be an important part of growing your group and identifying pro-lifers on your campus to help you with large events/campaigns, signing petitions, or showing support in the case that a major issue arises. Canvassing can be time-consuming but planning ahead and delegating out tasks can reduce the workload. It is suggested that your group do this activity at least once a year in the fall semester.
3 Ways to Canvass:
- Go door-to-door and ask residents if they are pro-life, hand out literature about your group or an issue, and get the name and contact information for each pro-lifer. If the resident is pro-life but doesn’t want to be involved, explain that you still need their information in case something really important comes up on campus and you need their support.
- Call each on-campus dorm phone number and ask respondents if they are pro-life, tell them about what your group does, and get the name and contact information for each pro-lifer.
- Head to the cafeteria on the busiest of lunch and/or dinner hours with clipboards, pens, literature, and sign-up sheets and ask students if they are pro-life, hand out literature, and capture the names and contact information for each pro-lifer.