Democrats, Republicans door knock in triple-digit heat to reach voters

Posted at 6:54 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 21:55:00-04

Triple-digit temperatures didn't stop Republicans and Democrats from going door to door this Labor Day weekend, getting the word out about voting this November.

Members of the organization LUCHA Arizona walked through the neighborhoods near 35th Avenue and Camelback Saturday handing out bags with information on how to vote.

"It's worth it because no one else is going to knock on these doors," Evelynne Rodas Castillo said.

Castillo is 19-years-old and a first-time voter. She and the others in the group say they're voting for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, in hopes that he can make a change when it comes to the issues closest to them.

“Healthcare, affordable housing livable wages all of that," she said.

But not far from them, Republican Senator Martha McSally was also ringing doorbells as she fights to keep her seat on the U.S. Senate.

“Just sharing what we’ll be able to do to have a strong economy, what we’ll do to get the economy back again, jobs and opportunities for their kids," McSally said.

McSally's opponent Mark Kelly also chose to get the word out about voting Saturday. He was in Tucson with his wife Gabby Giffords, speaking with volunteers who will help run a virtual phone bank encouraging voters to vote early and by mail.

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is October 5.