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Anthony Thigpenn: “The actual people who are the precinct leaders, the leaders who are actually talking to the voters, are people from the community itself. These are leaders and members who are involved in our public policy campaign, who’ve gone through our training. And they’re from these communities. I mean, one of our models is to build neighborhood-based precinct organizations, not import people in from other places – what sometimes is called the ‘invading army’ approach. […] Our basic structure is that we try to build teams of at least two people per precinct, sometimes as many as three or four depending on how large the precinct is and how many voters there are to contact. Their basic mission is to get trained in how to talk to voters, how to use the tools that we give them, but also how to educate and motivate people around the issues that we’re talking to them about.”