There are 6 competitive congressional districts close enough for a day trip by car or train.

NY-18 Pat Ryan is running to hold this seat that he just won in a special election. This district is rated D+3. The canvassing sites are a little more than an hour’s drive from Riverdale. Due to redrawn maps, Ryan is in a different district and many voters may not know him. FiveThirtyEight rates the race lean D.

Canvass Dates

Phonebank on Thursdays @ 6pm. Bend the Arc is organizing weekly phone banking to CD 18 that you can do from your home.  Contact Madeline Ritter at

NJ-07 Tom Malinowski is running to hold his seat, which he won narrowly in 2020 against to Tom Kean Jr., who is running again to unseat him. The district is now rated R+2 and Nate Silver of calls the race a toss-up.

Canvass Dates

Canvass Saturdays in Rahway

Canvass in Summit on Saturdays

NY-03 Robert Zimmerman is running to hold his seat, formerly held by Tom Suozzi, in Democratic hands. The district covers much of Nassau County and parts of Queens and is rated D+4. FiveThirtyEight calls the race likely D

NY-01 Bridget Fleming is running to flip this seat left vacant by Lee Zeldin. The district is R+4 and Nate Silver calls it Lean R as of 9/16.

To Canvass in NY-01 contact Margaret Lew at


While Pennsylvania is further away from the NYC area, canvassing for these two Congressional candidates also helps Democrats up-ballot running for Senate and Governor–John Fetterman and Joh Shapiro.

PA-01 Ashley Ehasz is running to flip this seat in this district which Biden won by 4.6%

September 24

PA-07 Susan Wild is running to hold her seat in this Republican leaning district, which Biden won by a whisker in 2020.

Canvass October 8 in Bethlehem and Easton

Canvass October 15 in Bethlehem and Easton

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