Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 2 1:00 PM (Central)
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 2 2:15 PM (Central)
Without effective intervention, 40 million people who voted in the 2016 election will won’t cast ballots in 2018. These 40 million voters are overwhelmingly progressive: they’re young, they’re people of color, they’re unmarried women, and they are the New American Majority. This situation is tragic, but it’s also preventable, as long as you’re willing to ignore conventional wisdom about increasing voter turnout. In this session you’ll unlearn some fundamental “truths” about voter turnout and hear about the latest research in what actually does increase voter turnout. You’ll leave ready to run hyper-effective GOTV campaigns in 2018 by targeting the 65% of Americans who are considered “low propensity” voters this year.
Debra Cleaver is the Founder and CEO of Vote.org, the leading non-partisan, nonprofit organization increasing voter turnout. Since 2016, Vote.org has registered close to two million voters, and run large-scale Get Out The Vote campaigns targeting tens of millions of low-propensity voters.
Debra is an alum of Pomona College and Y Combinator and is currently a DRK Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship. She frequently speaks at relevant conferences nationwide, including SXSW, Harvard Law, the Harvard School of Government, University of Michigan, and the SUMMIT Ideas Festival. Debra and her organization’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, C-SPAN, WIRED, SOCAP, Bloomberg, BBC, Buzzfeed News, Forbes, and more.
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Daniel joins the the Analyst Institute as a part of the Training and Outreach team. In this role, he focuses on connecting organizations and campaigns with best practices and the most cutting edge experimental learnings. Prior to AI, Daniel spent 8 years managing civic engagement and policy campaigns in Colorado. Most recently, Daniel served as the founding Program Director at the Colorado Civic Engagement where he helped build the state’s C3 infrastructure. And before joining the Roundtable Daniel served as the Political Director at Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights where Daniel managed the organization’s legislative and civic engagement programs. Daniel has worked on campaigns ranging from defeating the first Personhood Amendment in 2008 to passing Colorado’s landmark Voter Access and Modernized Elections law in 2013.