Pennsauken Township Committee candidates Marco DiBattista and Jessica Rafeh have recently started bragging about door knocking (far behind the opposing candidates who had already started their door knocking campaign) but will you see them at your door? According to the last census there were 13,275 housing units in Pennsauken. Will you be one of the few privileged who gets to hear their platform?
There are just 46 days until the election. That means DiBattista and Rafeh would have to hit an average of 288.6 doors per day to talk to all of us. Assuming that DiBattista and Rafeh knocked on doors 10-hours per day 7-days per week between now and the election they’d have to knock on an average of 28.8 doors per hour. What do you think are your chances of having an opportunity to engage with DiBattista and Rafeh? In my estimation the chances of meeting them are pretty low.
There are more than 6 Pennsauken community pages on Facebook. In addition they have their own Facebook page. I’ve discussed the numbers before on this blog;
According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2017;
Population estimate in Pennsauken: 35,934
Percentage of those over 65: 14.5%
Percentage of those ages 19 to 64: 57.9%
According to a Pew Research Study;
66% of those over the age of 65 are on the Internet
87% of those ages 50 to 64 are on the Internet
97% of those 30 to 49 are on the Internet
98% of those 18 to 29 are on the Internet
If we know that the majority of Pennsauken voters are on the Internet why are DiBattista and Rafeh not engaging with voters using the most effective means possible? Why is it that we have to be one of the few privileged who will get a knock on our door from DiBattista and Rafeh to hear their platform? If they so proudly proclaim WE ARE PENNSAUKEN then why the almost complete lack of engagement with Pennsauken residents? Do they even have a platform or are they running on the assumption that since the opposing party has not given their party a good fight in so many years they don’t have to earn your vote?
If you are one of the few who gets a door knock please ask them and let me know their answers.