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RECRUITING AND TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CAMPAIGN ORGANIZERS

“…by this time next year the Democratic presidential nominee will have an army at the ready—equipped with effective personal stories and DNC-approved listening skills, and working to build relationships with voters in swing states across the country.”—The Atlantic

ORGANIZING CORPS 2020 IS GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK ON THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION STARTING THIS SUMMER

The 2018 midterm elections were a valuable reminder of what’s possible when people show up to the polls. But even with incredibly strong candidates and unprecedented volunteer enthusiasm, races were won or lost on incredibly thin margins. To take back the White House in 2020, Democrats will need to run a strong ground game that leverages the upswell in volunteer enthusiasm and voter engagement. To do that, we need to be prepared for the general election with a cadre of well-trained, local, and diverse organizers ready to be activated in states as soon we have a nominee. 

Organizing Corps 2020 is recruiting and training 1,000 young people in key battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia — to work on the 2020 presidential campaign, starting this summer. Organizing Corps 2020 is paying its corps members for their training, ensuring that the eventual Democratic nominee has access to the best talent — local and diverse field organizers that have ties to their communities, have been trained on the fundamentals of organizing, and have experience in field, digital organizing, and data analytics.

TWEETS AND MENTIONS

“A great opportunity for young people in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin: Gain in-the-field organizing experience this summer for 2020 and beyond with Organizing Corps.”

Secretary Hillary Clinton

My first campaign job opened the door to countless new opportunities. I am proud to see our party investing in the power of young people through @orgcorps2020.
This is exactly the type of program that will help @TheDemocrats win in 2020.

The Honorable Stacey Abrams

[email protected] need college juniors ready to help flip Florida blue in 2020 — and get paid to do it! Be part of history. Apply for a summer internship with #OrganizingCorps2020 at http://organizingcorps2020.com .”

Mayor Andrew Gillum

“In college and want to get paid to learn how to work on a 2020 campaign? Check this out: https://www.organizingcorps2020.com/ @orgcorps2020”

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CORPS TEAM

RACHEL HALTOM-IRWIN

Executive Director
Obama ’12 & ’07-08, Tester ’06

JONAÉ WARTEL

Chief Program Officer
DNC ’17-’18, Ossoff ’17, North Carolina Democratic Party ’16, ASDC ’13-’16, Obama ’12 & ’08

NAOKO KUDO

Chief Operating Officer
Obama ’08

YOLANDA MAGALLANES

Senior Development Advisor
Obama ’12

MEG ANSARA

Senior Advisor
Clinton ’16, Obama ’12, DNC ’04

AQUILES DAMIRÓN-ALCÁNTARA

Director of Institute & Training
Clinton ’16, Organizing for Action ’14-’16, Battleground Texas ’14, Obama ’12

EMMA ARATA

State Program Director
DPVA ’15-’16, Grimes ’14, McAuliffe ’13, Obama ’12, Perriello ’10

MELODY THOMAS

Digital Engagement Manager
Baer ’18

SAM GONZÁLEZ

Development Coordinator
For Our Future ’18

CORPS ADVISORS

ALFREDO PATIÑO

Applicant Selection Specialist, Organizing Corps 2020
Gillum ’18, Torres Small ’18

ALLISON ZELMAN

Campaign Strategist
DNC ’17-19, Clinton ’16, Obama ’12 & ’08

ALISSA KO

VP of Policy, Government Affairs & Advocacy, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA
Ready for Hillary, Obama ’12, Young Democrats of CA ’09-’10

ELAN KRIEGEL

Co-Founder, Blue Labs
Clinton ’16, Obama ’12, DNC ’10

HEATHER FOSTER

VP, Finn Partners
Obama ’12 & ’07-’08

HEATHER SMITH

Founding Partner, Seven Strategies

JANE MARTINEZ DOWLING

President & CEO,
ExpandED Schools

JEREMY BIRD

Founding Partner & President, 270 Strategies
Obama ’12, Organizing for America ’09-’11, Obama ’07-08

JESSE THOMAS

SVP, Crowdpac
Obama ’12 & ’08

JUAN PEÑALOSA

Executive Director, Florida Democratic Party
Obama ’12

KENNY THOMPSON

Senior Director, Government & External Affairs, Pepsi Co
Obama ’12 & ’07-’08

LUIS ÁVILA

Founding President,
Iconico Campaigns
Nevada Democratic Party ’16, Obama ’08

OMAR KHAN

Senior Campaign Strategist
Crist ’14, Obama ’12 & ’08

QUENTIN JAMES

Executive Director,
The Collective PAC

Ready for Hillary, Obama ’08

RAMON CONTRERAS

Co-Founder, Youth Over Guns
March for Our Lives

RONNIE CHO

CEO, The Cho Group
Underwood ’18, Ronnie Cho for City Council, Obama ’08, Kerry ’04

STEFANIE BROWN JAMES

Senior Advisor,
The Collective PAC
Obama ’12

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