What is the Neighborhood Leader Program?

Listen to our Volunteers explain it.

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Our aim is to GET OUT THE VOTE!

  • Help support our causes in all elections, local and national

  • Support our candidates up and down the ballot, from governor to county commissioner

  • Inform voters about important measures on the ballot 

  • Turn out more forward-looking voters. 




Why canvass the NLP way?

Because it works! As Neighborhood Leaders (NLs), we strive for one-on-one contact with all our voters, be it by phone, email or face-to-face if public health allows. . .  In Jackson County, the Neighborhood Leader Program has already made a difference.

  • May 2020: 48% of Oregon Democrats voted in the Primary, but 67% of those in areas with NLs voted

  • January 2018: Only 45% of Oregon Democrats voted in the referendum on Measure 101, but 79% of voters contacted face-to-face by Neighborhood Leaders voted in that election!

  • November 2018: 87% of voters contacted by Neighborhood Leaders voted


How do we do it?

1.Your "Turf": NLs are assigned 35-40 homes (about 55 voters) to contact before an election. These will be in your own neighborhood whenever possible.

2. Training: Before an election,  training sessions are offered online or at sites in all 6 of our communities.

3. Canvassing: NLs start contacting voters in their turf when ballots go out. Going house-to-house and speaking with voters in person is the ideal,  but if that is not possible (due, for example, to a rural location or  to public health issues) we make personal phone calls, send texts, or write a postcard/letter to the voters in our turf. The goal is to interact with each voter directly and get them to commit to vote in the coming election.

4. Enter Your Results: NLs enter the results of voter encounters on the NLP Service website online. 

To sign up, contact us HERE.

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