By Eliza Collins
Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., aren’t up for re-election for another year and a half, but if you live in either of their states you might be getting a knock on your door soon. Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion organization, has already begun canvassing for the 2018 midterm elections.
“We are communicating about issues that really matter intensely to people, when they’re not being barraged by a lot of other information and conversations related to an election,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of SBA List, told USA TODAY. “These conversations that are door-to-door kind of remind people to be thinking about it, focusing on their sitting senator what he is doing at the moment to represent or not represent them.”
“It is indeed communication that will later translate into votes, but right now … it’s time to kind of discern what people are thinking,” Dannenfelser said.
SBA List is targeting voters who are against abortion or tend to lean that way, but may not turn out to vote for a midterm election. Activists’ goal is to get these people engaged on the issue now so they’ll go to the polls in 2018. Canvassers, all of whom are paid, will knock on doors of people who are pre-selected based on data.
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