Voting Has Started In PA, And Our GOTV Push Is On!

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Changing the Conversation

There’s no victory for Biden without Pennsylvania.

And there’s no Pennsylvania without Philadelphia.

And that’s why we’re out there trying to reach those hard-to-reach voters in Philly and similar areas. 

Nearly 400,000 registered Philadelphia voters didn’t vote in 2016, in a state that Donald Trump won by only 44,000 votes. The prospect of a Trump victory doesn’t just rely on the nightmare scenarios of a coup or constitutional crisis. It could also happen based on an unaccounted surge of Trump support from his hard-to-poll supporters and a depressed Democratic turnout. 

The polls in PA may look good in the headlines, but Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania may simply not last. That’s why we’re doing everything we can to get those voters to the polls—and getting them there now! Because voting has started in Philadelphia. Join us!


With only three weeks to Election Day, we hereby declare this week “Pivot Week,” as we pivot to FOCUS ONLY ON GETTING OUT THE VOTE!

Therefore, all new activists are encouraged to consider participating in our Safety First Door-to-Door Canvassing Campaign! You can participate as a canvasser, in logistics support, or on our People You Know in Pennsylvania phone bank. (Our phone bank calling infrequent voters will be staffed moving forward by experienced volunteers only.)

To participate in this weekend’s canvasses, please sign up for our new Get-Out-the-Vote training, which includes:

  1. safety training
  2. a deeper dive into early voting, since we are in the final week where people in PA can both register to vote and cast their votes by going to an early voting site
  3. a demonstration of how to integrate these changes into the conversations we are having with every voter. 

Go to to sign up, or see the event information below. 

Thank you for jumping in this week!  We are excited to get back out there for our final 23 days of push-push-push!


Tristan, a videographer and CTC volunteer, made this great 90-second video celebrating our work in 2020. Please help us spread this video far and wide! 


CTC is as committed to stopping Donald Trump as we are to stopping the spread of Covid.  Nothing is as effective as in-person deep canvassing. That’s why we’ve created a special Safety-First Canvassing system. 

If you’re interested joining us in the field…

  1. First, sign up for a GOTV training
  2. Then sign up for a canvass

GOTV Training

These comprehensive trainings are required for every returning canvasser as well as newcomers, since we are covering new information.  
Wed., Oct. 14, 6:30-9:00pm EDT OR Friday, Oct. 16, 5:30-8:00pm EDT

Door-to-Door Canvass
You’re ready to knock on doors in PA! There’s no better time to get off the sidelines and join our ground-breaking effort. 
Sat., Oct.. 17, 11am-4:30pm
Sun., Oct. 18, 11am-4:30pm


Another effective way to engage voters is through our already existing relationships. Whether it’s reaching out to Pennsylvanians we think are at risk of not voting, or at risk of not being registered to vote by mail, or even just at risk of not using their own networks of relationships, reaching out to people we know is another proven way to make an impact. Do you know anyone in Pennsylvania – even one person? Join us to use Deep Canvassing to reach the people we’re most connected to and make sure they vote this November!

NOTE: While the Calling Infrequent Voters Phone Bank continues under the leadership of dedicated volunteers, we are only able to absorb past volunteers who have already been trained in deep canvassing by phone. If you fit that description, please sign up on our Events page.



Want to help us stop Trump but not sure if deep canvassing is a fit for you? CTC is searching for volunteers to help us with other aspects of our operation, including technical and logistical, both virtually and on the ground.  Sign up for a one-on-one call today to learn more!

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