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Door-to-door is hard

Our neighborhood is organizing a petition to fight the city against the plan to convert a golf course, open space to more housing. Knocking door-to-door to get signature is hard. Some people don’t know about the issue (even with many reminders, letters sent to them). Likely just threw away, don’t care, don’t read, or don’t know English. One of the letters even has Spanish and Vietnamese so there is no excuse for ignorance. Some people don’t want to talk to us. Some people think we’re trying to sell them something. It’s my first time as an community activist and organizer so these downers just really suck. But there are also other people who really appreciate our volunteering efforts. That’s a social issue and people from all walk of life, some that you don’t want to bump into.