RECRUITING AND TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CAMPAIGN ORGANIZERS

ORGANIZING CORPS 2020 is recruiting and training young people so they have the skills and experience to put a Democrat in the White House and win up and down the ticket in 2020.

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Organizing Corps 2020 is giving young people the skills they need to work on the 2020 general election.

The 2018 midterm elections were a valuable reminder of what’s possible when people show up to the polls. Yet even with a strong slate of candidates and unprecedented volunteer enthusiasm, races were won or lost with razor thin margins. To win in 2020, we need to take action today.

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THE FUTURE IS NOT FIXED
To take back the White House and win up and down the ticket on November 3, 2020, Democrats need a talented and passionate team of well-trained, local and diverse organizers — like you — in key battleground states. Organizing Corps 2020 is building that team today.
Organizing Starts With You
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Organizing Corps 2020’s paid programs train you on the art and science of being a field organizer during a presidential election.

After completing the program, Organizing Corps helps corps members prepare their resumes and market their organizing skills and experience to campaigns so that they can get to work putting a Democrat in the White House and winning up and down the ticket in 2020.

Organizing Corps 2020’s Bootcamp and Immersion programs give you two ways to develop as a field organizer and support you in applying and transitioning to the 2020 general election.

Electoral campaign infrastructure & ecosystem
Electoral organizing & field strategy
Data management & tools
Volunteer recruitment, retention & training
Volunteer teams & capacity building
Relational organizing & digital tools
Day of Action & GOTV best practices
Campaign office & staging location management
Voter contact: voter registration, canvassing, phone banking, texting, 1:1 meetings, house parties
7-Day Bootcamp
The OC2020 Bootcamp is a 7-day crash-course in campaign organizing.
5-Week Immersion
The OC2020 Immersion is a 5-week, full-time, in-field training program.

WHERE WE TRAIN

Arizona
Florida
Minnesota
North Carolina
Georgia
Michigan
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin
MEET THE CORPS
Play a role in putting the country back on the right path while accelerating your career with the experience and network that will be valuable to any career path — campaign or otherwise.

I feel like I got the bug from this program. I saw so much personal growth throughout this program, but also saw impact (no matter how small) in the communities I was able to work in.

Alexander V.
Delaware County, PA

The margins that we can win or lose by in 2020 are field margins, or margins that we, the 30 [Milwaukee corps members] this summer, could potentially make up.

Jadah C.
Milwaukee, WI

My learning experience has been monumental over the last 8-weeks. I learned how to organize for grassroots campaigns […] through phone banking, canvassing, volunteer recruitment and so much more.

Jordan B.
Philadephia, PA

I learned the skills and tools needed to successfully engage voters and volunteers to get them excited for the 2020 election. I was able to hold a leadership role in guiding volunteers, even assisting my peers with Votebuilder, and working with other community leaders.

Natasha N.
Oakland County, MI

My learning experience with Organizing Corps changed my life. It was such a comprehensive learning experience and I feel so prepared for the future — both with life and my career. OC has given me every skill I need to organize in the future as well as relationships that I will carry with me for life.

Taliya S.
Orlando, FL

I feel like I got the bug from this program. I saw so much personal growth throughout this program, but also saw impact (no matter how small) in the communities I was able to work in.

Alexander V.
Delaware County, PA

The margins that we can win or lose by in 2020 are field margins, or margins that we, the 30 [Milwaukee corps members] this summer, could potentially make up.

Jadah C.
Milwaukee, WI

My learning experience has been monumental over the last 8-weeks. I learned how to organize for grassroots campaigns […] through phone banking, canvassing, volunteer recruitment and so much more.

Jordan B.
Philadephia, PA

I learned the skills and tools needed to successfully engage voters and volunteers to get them excited for the 2020 election. I was able to hold a leadership role in guiding volunteers, even assisting my peers with Votebuilder, and working with other community leaders.

Natasha N.
Oakland County, MI

My learning experience with Organizing Corps changed my life. It was such a comprehensive learning experience and I feel so prepared for the future — both with life and my career. OC has given me every skill I need to organize in the future as well as relationships that I will carry with me for life.

Taliya S.
Orlando, FL
77%
of corps members identify as people of color
60%
of corps members identify as women
26%
of corps members identify as a member of the lgbtq community
80%
of corps members are local to their training region (95% are in-state)
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
MEG ANSARA
Senior Advisor
Clinton ’16, Obama ’12, DNC ’04
ALEXANDER DEATRICK
Director of Operations
Organizing Corps 2020 MI Coach, Slotkin ’18, Sanders ’16
AQUILES DAMIRÓN-ALCÁNTARA
Director of Institute & Training
Clinton ’16, Organizing for Action ’14-’16, Battleground Texas ’14, Obama ’12
CAROLINE DVORSKY
Manager of Training Operations
CONOR HAND
Sr. State Program Director & Chief of Staff to CPO
Sanders ’16, Obama ’12
DANIELA CUBILLO
Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator
EMMA ARATA
State Program Director
Democratic Party of VA ’15-’16, Grimes ’14, McAuliffe ’13, Obama ’12, Perriello ’10
FRED CURTIS
State Program Director
Organizing Corps 2020 GA Coach, Ossoff ’17
GABRIELLE FRANCISCO-BOGERT
Development Intern
Organizing Corps 2020 FL Corps Member
GIANNA JUDKINS
Deputy Director of Operations
Clinton ’16
JEMILA MITCHELL
State Program Manager
Bell ’19, Democratic Party of GA ’18
MALIHA KAREEM
Engagement & Mobilization Intern
Organizing Corps 2020 FL Corps Member
SAM ALEMAN
Engagement & Mobilization Intern
Organizing Corps 2020 MI Corps Member
SAM GONZÁLEZ
Deputy Director of Finance
For Our Future ’18
WE ARE HIRING!
We are building the young, diverse and skilled organizing force that the Democratic presidential nominee will need to win in 2020. Let’s go do this.
JOIN THE TEAM
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
ANNE WEDNER
Founder, Kent Road Strategies
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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