Birddog Nation: Tips for Tracking the Positions of Candidates and Electeds

Birddog Nation: Tips for Tracking the Positions of Candidates and Electeds

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns

Starts: Thursday, Aug. 2 10:30 AM (Central)

Ends: Thursday, Aug. 2 11:45 AM (Central)

Room: R05

The Birddog Nation is a national network of people tracking candidate events, attending candidate events and asking pointed questions to candidates in one of the most important election years in the past few decades. This training will teach the skill of birddogging—how to seek out candidates, pin them down with specific questions or information, and track their views and responses. You’ll learn how to engage with decision makers and track the positions of candidates and electeds.

Trainers

Darius Gordon

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Darius Khalil Gordon is the new National Field Organizer for the Center for Popular Democracy. Part of the Fight Back initiative, Darius plans on bringing his energy and years of experience as a lead organizer for Citizen Action of New York and National Organizer for the Gathering for Justice to the table. Darius first came to New York to serve as African American and Youth director for a State Assembly campaign. When the campaign ended, he began work with the Working Families Canvassing and Fundraising team where he expanded his knowledge and practical skills for electoral and social justice work. In early 2014, Darius started as a community organizer for Citizen Action of New York, working on and winning campaigns such as Fight for $15, paid sick leave, and paid family leave .He has also has victories in the criminal justice field being a member of the Justice League NYC, where they helped get Raise the Age legislation passed in New York state, making now illegal to house 16 and 17 year olds in adult jail and prison facilities.He is a Washington D.C native who studied African and African American studies at Penn State University.

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