“One of my doors was an elderly woman who had returned from the hospital hours earlier after hearing she had thyroid cancer. I talked with her for half an hour about her worries for the future of the community if the Perry plant closes. Even though she usually doesn’t get involved in politics, she signed down because she sees what we’re doing as the only way our generation can forge our own path through turbulence and uncertainty: small organizations doing good, honest work for no reason other than that it’s just what’s right. Although in immense physical pain, she felt some solace telling her story on behalf of her community and grandchildren.”
- Amelia Tiemann, Organizer
This week Generation Atomic was getting its moorings in two new targets - the Akron and Perry area. We were pleased to see our above average supporter conversion rates hold after transitioning into completely different, uncharted terrain. Our attempts were the highest they have ever been by nearly 500 doors. Due to shifted targets, postcards were not completely available, depressing our Wednesday and Thursday action rates. As we continue training new canvassers, and ramping up our operations, the number of attempts should increase further while the conversation rates hold steady.