Session Type(s): Training
Starts: Friday, Jun. 21 3:00 PM (Pacific)
Ends: Friday, Jun. 21 4:15 PM (Pacific)
Room: Marriott Ballroom 1/2
Politicos of all stripes are searching for ways to engage young people, people of color, and the rest of the rising American electorate. The solution: Make politics more fun, culturally-relevant and impactful for new generations. After a decade of organizing thousands of diverse young people to engage in grassroots politics, the leaders of the Bus Federation have assembled a playbook of irreverent engagement, political play and old-fashioned organizing that has led to surprising victories from defeating power companies in Colorado to passing LGBTQ rights in rural Montana. Join us for an interactive, engaging workshop on engaging new communities on their own terms, winning hard battles and having a ball doing it.
Henry Kraemer is the Program Director for the Bus Federation, a network of grassroots community organizations of young people, by young people, for all people. At 20, Henry helped found Students for Barack Obama and ran field for a US Senate campaign. Entering the democracy nonprofit world, Henry served as Political Director of the Oregon Bus Project, running voter registration drives, field organizing campaigns and legislative advocacy. As a youth advocate, Henry has helped pass bills to expand voting rights, including playing a key role in crafting & passing Oregon’s landmark automatic voter registration law. In his role with the Bus Federation, Henry provides organizing, advocacy, and organizational development support for Bus affiliates, and supports voting rights advocacy across the country. When not Bussin’ Henry tries to get better at running and worse at watching the same four shows on Netflix over and over again.