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Just for clarification, ACORN doesn't outsource any canvassing activities that I'm aware of. Our organizers go door-to-door, but they are full-time employees with benefits, and their job is not just to get people to join, but to get people actively involved in their communities.

There are offices that have a canvas operation supplementing the main work, but its all in house, and often canvassers who do their jobs well get hired on as full-time community organizers in fairly short order.

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