Cleveland — Today, For Our Future Ohio (FOF-OH) announced it will expand its paid canvass operation to include a large-scale paid canvass focused on voter turnout in Cleveland starting today, October 1, and running through Election Day. FOF-OH will have 75 canvassers a day knocking doors 7 days a week, with the goal of knocking 225,000 doors in Cuyahoga County to turn out voters in support of Rich Cordray for governor, Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate, and progressive candidates up and down the ballot. Additional FOF-OH voter turnout canvass operations across the state will be announced closer to the start of Early Voting.
On top of FOF-OH’s door knocks, other groups who are also a part of the independent expenditure (IE) coalition will knock on an additional 275,000 doors in Cuyahoga County during early vote and through Election Day, for a total of 500,000 door knocks in the county between FOF-OH and allied IE organizations.
FOF-OH For Our Future Ohio launched its statewide canvass program in March, and has knocked nearly 450,000 doors to date. The initial canvass focused on hearing from voters about issues affecting their families and communities. Then in July, using information gathered from the initial canvasses, the canvasses began focusing on persuasion in the gubernatorial race in support of Richard Cordray and the U.S. Senate race in support of Sherrod Brown. As noted above, starting in Cleveland on October 1, and in other regions of the state later in the month, the canvasses will expand and shift focus to turning out voters for Cordray, Brown and progressive candidates up and down the ballot.