Working America, a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, will be conducting a door-to-door organizing drive in Upper Dublin Township. The canvassing operation began on October 9th and will continue into 2024.
Working America is a chartered affiliate of the AFL-CIO with nearly four million members who are associate members of the AFL-CIO. Working America is a not-for-profit 501(c)(5) labor organization that engages in education, and legislative and political advocacy, in support of good jobs, education, living wages, secure pensions, affordable health care, retirement security, and other issues of importance to working families.
The purpose of this organizing drive is to educate working people about issues that affect them, and sign-up new members. The canvassers do not sell any kind of products, nor will they attempt to solicit any funds. Canvassing typically operates in the late afternoon and evening, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. – the hours when working people are most likely to be home. Courts have recognized the right of canvassers to canvass during these hours (Ohio Citizen Action v. City of Englewood, slip opinion 10-3265/3293 [6th Cir. 2012]; City of Watseka v. Illinois Public Action Council, 796 F.2d 1547 [7th Cir. 1985]).
Because Working America is engaged in constitutionally-protected political speech in its canvassing operation, the organization is not required to obtain a permit prior to engaging in this activity (Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York v. Village of Stratton, 536 U.S. 150 ).
If you have placed your address on the Do Not Solicit list through the Police Department (found on the Police pages of the Township website), please ensure that your window/door cling is prominently displayed. The canvassers should not approach your door. If there are any concerns or identified issues, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
Contact the Upper Dublin Township Police Department at 215-646-2101 with any questions.