House Meetings



House meetings are a fundamental part of the organizing playbook, and there’s a good reason why. At its core, organizing is about bringing people together to make positive change. Your candidate represents that change, and through her message, values, and promise, she is bringing people together. We need people power to get her elected because face-to-face voter contact is one of the most effective tools we have. Not only does your campaign rely on people power, but this election is a remarkable opportunity to unite communities and have meaningful discussions in-person.

So, there’s no better way to do that than to gather a group in a living room or kitchen for a house meeting. House meetings are one of the most effective ways to recruit volunteers and build teams. This guide will help you develop a strategy for running a house meeting program and expanding your volunteer base.

In essence, a house meeting is a space where neighbors will:

  • Get excited about electing your candidate
  • Share and discuss local issues, tactics for organizing, support for the candidate
  • Learn how to become a part of the campaign
  • Take action

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