Changing the Conversation Together (“CTC”) was established by a small group of activists in the fall of 2017 and joined GoBK as a Working Group in September 2018.
Join us on June 5th to learn the basics of Deep Canvassing!
We are an organization of concerned citizens using the evidence-based strategy of Deep Canvassing to combat the politics of hate and elect a qualified and compassionate president in 2020. CTC played a critical role in helping Democrat Max Rose achieve an unlikely victory over the incumbent in New York’s 11th Congressional District. CTC is now building on that success by creating a corps of deep canvassers in swing states leading up to the presidential election.
Changing the Conversation’s Deep Canvassing Model
- Deep canvassing trains volunteers to use personal storytelling, empathetic listening and engaged conversation to help voters connect their personal values to their vote.
- CTC targets and reaches voters neglected by the Democratic Party and by candidates, who typically focus only on a narrow group – the “Democratic Base” – in traditional canvassing and GOTV efforts.
- Deep canvassing is also the most effective form of voter persuasion ever measured! 
Train and Canvass with CTC!
- We are kicking off our Summer 2019 training season on June 5th at the GoBK Community Meeting. This abbreviated training will teach you the basics of story-crafting, empathetic listening, working with a script, and even when to cut bait and move on to the next door.
- Never canvassed before? Don’t worry – we’ll give you all the tools you need and when the time comes, you can even shadow an experienced canvasser before tackling your first door knock.
- Absolutely sure you will never knock on a door but still want to help? Come to the training and learn about other opportunities. We need photographers and videographers, as well as administrative organizers.
- Want to know more? Check out our website: ctctogether.org and sign up for our newsletter
For more on CTC’s 2018 work, watch this 6 minute video, CTC on NowThis Politics
Many thanks to GoBK and our partner working groups INBK and WHARR for hosting this event!
 Kalla, Joshua and Broockman, David E., The Minimal Persuasive Effects of Campaign Contact in General Elections: Evidence from 49 Field Experimentws (September 25, 2017). American Political Science Review; Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-65.