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Canvass for a Cause

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Causes: Civil Rights, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

Mission: Canvass for a Cause is incorporated as a 501c4 working to build support for the progressive movement. Staff and volunteers have worked on a projects ranging from marriage equality, DADT, to cannabis reform, as well as international relief efforts.

Geographic areas served: California

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Cfac is an organization full of hypocrites!!! they owe us a public disclosure of their budget and leadership salaries…..

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I totally appreciate the efforts of this organization, but I think Target has a right to prevent solicitation in front of their stores. I don't go to target to be confronted, nicely, or otherwise, by someone taking a poll or soliciting for volunteers or donations. I resent this as much as I do when someone soliciting for ecological organizations at my front door.
I think CFAC needs to identify their supporters by other means. There's a time and a place for this. Putting people on the spot is off-putting to say the least.
I'm gay and a San Diego taxpayer, and will side with Target and every other retailer who does not want the religious right, GLBT, save the seals, or any other organization interfering with their customers shopping experience.

Laura P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I was approached by a very polite young man regarding gay marriage, and I agreed with him wholeheartedly, so we spoke for a couple of minutes. then he really tried to get me to give him money so he could "stay out there" doing the work. I'm totally for canvassing, but I don't think it's good practice to ask people for donations in front of a store because it makes the group seem a bit shady. Getting contact info seems appropriate, but he really tried to get money from me, and even after I said no several times, he kept trying. I think this tarnishes what you're doing.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They seem to have hit on a new approach to changing minds about gay marriage. Send pleasant people out to engage people pleasantly. I like this. I hope it works. Good One and Good Luck, Dave Cooper Ramona P.S. Please share this with the organization. It is a true compliment from someone who might not have cared much for your current cause, but does think gay marriage is fine.