ORGANIZING CORPS 2020 IS GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK ON THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION STARTING THIS SUMMER
We are recruiting college juniors and students expecting to complete school by June 2020 to spend 8 weeks this summer – June 10, 2019–August 2, 2019 – learning the art and science of being a field organizer in a presidential election.
Corps members can earn $4,000 gaining valuable career skills in leadership, project management and communication while experiencing the exciting and rewarding field of campaigns.
The program kicks off with a five-day national training led by campaign veterans where corps members will learn key skills in field and digital organizing, and data analytics. For the remaining 7 weeks, corps members will, with the help of a coach, return to their home communities and work with their local Democratic party to turn the training into on the ground learning through action – organizing neighborhoods and registering voters. In the process, corps members will build a powerful network of like-minded peers and mentors from across the country that will last beyond 2020.
The summer 2019 corps experience will give young people the skills and tools to organize their community and – importantly – get a great first job working for the Democratic presidential nominee and fighting to win across the country in 2020.
DEMOCRATS CAN WIN BACK THE WHITE HOUSEon November 3, 2020, but to do so, we need a smart, talented and passionate team that reflects the nation’s amazing diversity to organize in every community WE ARE BUILDING THAT TEAM TODAY
DEMOCRATS CAN WIN BACK THE WHITE HOUSEon November 3, 2020, but to do so, we need a smart, talented and passionate team that reflects the nation’s amazing diversity to organize in every community JOIN THE TEAM TODAY
THE LOW DOWN
Organizing Corps 2020’s 8-week paid training program will build your skills so you can work on the presidential election and build the kind of America you believe in.
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for young people who are inclusive, resilient, and courageous, lead with heart, hustle, and joy, and are excited about the prospect of working on a presidential campaign. No need to be a political science expert or avid watcher of CNN – all majors, leaders and team players are welcome!
WHAT YOU'LL DO
This summer you will learn and use the skills of campaign organizing: register voters, recruit volunteers, set-up a campaign office, host a house party, organize your community, and use the newest data and digital tools to maximize your efforts.
In the process, you will develop career skills in leadership, project management and communication, and build a powerful network of like-minded peers and mentors from across the country that will last you well beyond 2020.
WHERE YOU'LL GO
During your senior year we will continue to run programming to develop you while you are back on campus.
After graduation we will help you prepare your resume and market your organizing skills and experience to campaigns so that you can get to work putting a Democrat in the White House and every seat up and down the ticket in 2020.
WHERE WE’RE TRAINING THIS SUMMER
Organizing Corps 2020 will be in 11 U.S. cities in summer 2019: Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Fayetteville (NC), Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Tampa.
HOW TO APPLY
The application is straightforward: share a resume, two responses about yourself, and three references!
The deadline for priority consideration is Monday, March 18, 2019. The regular decision deadline is Monday, April 8, 2019. Corps members will be admitted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.
PARTICIPATE IN THE FUTURE
Corps members can earn $4000 as well as travel and accommodations for our kick-off Summer Institute
The program runs from June 10, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Corps members will commit approximately 40 hours a week from Tuesday-Saturday 11AM–7PM with some Sundays
We will be training in 11 cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Fayetteville (NC), Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Tampa
We will kickoff with a national, in-person “Institute” with all corps members, followed by seven weeks of hands-on training and organizing activities in your hometown
After the summer, you will keep building your organizer toolkit on campus and after graduation, you will get direct support applying and transitioning to the presidential election in 2020
Corps members will play a key role in putting the country back on the right path, all while gaining experience and a strong network that will be valuable to any career path – campaign or otherwise
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW
Democrats can win back the White House next year, but to do so, we need smart, talented, and passionate people that reflect our nation’s amazing diversity.
Your fiscal support will ensure that we are able to do things like recruit and train the organizing talent needed to win in 2020.
Obama ’12 & ’07-08, Tester ’06
Chief Program Officer
DNC ’17-’18, Ossoff ’17, North Carolina Democratic Party ’16, ASDC ’13-’16, Obama ’12 & ’08
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Development Advisor
Director of States and
Interim Political & Organizing Director, DNC
Clinton ’16, Obama ’12 & ’07-’08
STEFANIE BROWN JAMES
The Collective PAC
The Collective PAC
Ready for Hillary, Obama ’08
Director of Operations
Party ’18, Obama ’12
Manager of Operations, Outreach & Special Projects
For Our Future ’18
Applicant Selection Specialist, Organizing Corps 2020
Gillum ’18, Torres Small ’18
VP of Policy, Government Affairs & Advocacy, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA
Ready for Hillary, Obama ’12, Young Democrats of CA ’09-’10
The Future Project
Clinton ’16, Organizing for Action ’14-’16, Battleground Texas ’14, Obama ’12
Co-Founder, Blue Labs
Clinton ’16, Obama ’12, DNC ’10
VP, Finn Partners
Obama ’12 & ’07-’08
Founding Partner, Seven Strategies
JANE MARTINEZ DOWLING
President & CEO,
Founding Partner & President, 270 Strategies
Obama ’12, Organizing for America ’09-’11, Obama ’07-08
Obama ’12 & ’08
Executive Director, Florida Democratic Party
Senior Director, Government & External Affairs, Pepsi Co
Obama ’12 & ’07-’08
Founding Partner & CEO,
Clinton ’16, Obama ’12, DNC ’04
Senior Campaign Strategist
Crist ’14, Obama ’12 & ’08
Co-Founder, Youth Over Guns
March for Our Lives
CEO, The Cho Group
Underwood ’18, Ronnie Cho for City Council, Obama ’08, Kerry ’04
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