We created this site so we'd have a forum to talk about the Fund for the Public Interest and, in particular, the value of canvassing.
For the last 30 years, we’ve been working to improve our society--in particular, by hiring canvassers to knock on the doors of anyone who will listen and ask them to join us in improving America. We’ve learned that canvassing works & a whole lot more about making an impact.
We love that academics are studying how we can better engage the public in the political arena. They don't always get it right, of course. Activism, Inc. misses out on some of the insights that we’ve gained over the past 25 years. (Not a big surprise. In preparing for her book, the author didn't bother to ask us for our insights.) We hope this site provides you with additional information, so you're better equipped to draw your own conclusions about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to achieving social change.