A critical part of the campaign to end coal exports from Richmond is reaching out to coal-dust–impacted Richmond residents. Going door-to-door is one of the best ways to get the word out to affected neighborhoods. No Coal in Richmond is holding a training session to increase your comfort with canvassing and staffing tables at events. We want to reach residents in several neighborhoods, so lots of volunteers are needed!
You’ll find out residents’ concerns, share information about the health impacts of toxic coal dust, and obtain signatures on a petition to city officials encouraging them to support an ordinance—currently with the city attorney for review—that would phase out coal handling and storage by the Levin-Richmond Terminal.
The training includes a script with talking points and a chance to practice. You’ll leave the event with fliers about the No Coal in Richmond campaign, the petition for signatures—as well as instructions for obtaining signatures via cellphone, a copy of the proposed ordinance, and addresses to canvass. You can even arrange for a canvassing partner. Petition signatures will be used to convince the city council that Richmond residents are opposed to dirty coal in Richmond.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t make this meeting but want to canvass, let us know.