Deep Canvass Institute: February Training Series

The Freedom to Thrive campaign is going to be experimenting with a bold new tactic as a core component of our work: Deep Canvassing! On February 28th and March 1st at 6pm, our partner People’s Action will offer a free online Deep Canvassing training.

Click here to RSVP for the virtual training

Why Deep Canvassing? In spring of 2020, the United States experienced the largest uprisings for racial justice in our history, and tens of thousands of New Yorkers marched in the streets, demanding that we divest from an unjust and ineffective system of public safety that neither meets our needs or reflects our values.

Two and a half years later, our demands are unmet, and this past November, fear-mongering by our mayor and so many others helped to create a “red wave” of Republican victories in New York State on election day.

To reverse this trend and build a movement to win real change in our broken system of public safety, we need to get past the tabloid media terror campaign and talk to everyday New Yorkers — a lot of them. That’s what Deep Canvassing is all about. Alongside our partners, we’re hoping to have extended conversations with thousands of New Yorkers about public safety — what works, what doesn’t, and how we win.

In order to do that, we’ll need a lot of JFREJ members trained and engaged to have the hard, courageous conversations that will show our neighbors why our vision for the future is the way to go. We hope you’ll join us.