Location: Many locations in Antioch, CA
Objective: Persuade Antioch voters to adopt an initiative that severely limits development on the southern edge of the city and establishes a permanent urban limit line. Two years ago CNPS-EB joined a coalition to Save Sand Creek south of Antioch. This area is part of an important plant and wildlife corridor that stretches from Contra Costa County’s eastern boundary along Antioch’s southern border to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. We circulated a petition to preserve this land as open space and gathered enough signatures to qualify it for the ballot in this November’s election. The Antioch City Council endorsed it unanimously. Now we have to persuade the public to vote for it. One tool we’ll use is walking precincts. Because of COVID-19 and social distancing, we won’t be knocking on doors or talking to voters; we’ll just walk and drop literature. There should be one or more pickup/dropoff points and schedules will be flexible.
Qualifications: Must be able to walk several blocks to a mile.
Responsibilities: Walk a precinct and leave a flyer at each house on your list.
Time commitment: At least 2-4 hours to walk one precinct. Beyond that, as much as you like. It’s healthy outdoor exercise that can be done any time during daylight hours. All precincts must be walked between mid August and October 1.
Training/Support: Coordinator will train.
Benefits: Satisfaction that an important open space, native plant and wildlife corridor has been preserved if our campaign is successful. Knowledge that we tried our best if (heaven forbid) it fails.
Supervisor: Lesley Hunt, Antioch campaign coordinator for CNPS-EB.
Whom to contact: Lesley Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org