(Please note: a different version of this piece originally appeared in the Gainesville Sun.)
The Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election that Robert Mueller submitted to the Department of Justice made a point to underscore the fact that it was not exonerating President Trump from obstruction of justice. It stated on page 182 of Volume II: “[If] we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.”
After recuperating from the 2018 midterms and working on legislative issues this spring, we are ready to dive back into knocking on doors in East Gainesville. We remain firmly convinced that deep canvassing (having conversations with community members about their concerns and providing feedback, not just the month before an election but in a sustained manner) is the most effective means of increasing voter turnout. This is supported by a ton of solid research.
In an effort to generate even more interaction with community members in East Gainesville, we plan to host summer picnics after each monthly canvass at a local park. We will provide food for our canvassers and any community members that want to join us. Therefore, we will need canvassers as well as volunteers to help with food prep and serving.
Please fill out the poll at the link below with your availability for our three summer canvassing (10am – 12pm) & picnic (12pm – 2pm) dates!
Details about the location of these events and a canvassing script will be provided soon!
We will also need money for printing canvassing materials and purchasing food for the picnics. If you can spare anything, please feel free to donate here: https://indivisiblegnv.org/make-a-donation/