Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 4 3:30 PM (Central)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 4 4:45 PM (Central)
From the historic mobilization of young people for the 2017 Virginia election to the unmitigated organizing effort around Parkland and the nationwide fight led by young people against gun violence, young people are leading the way toward a more progressive future. Learn from NextGen America organizers who mobilize young people through leadership development and activation—while understanding that young people are not a monolith and different tactics work in different geographic areas. The NextGen America Rising program has organizers in 10 states who will share what worked on the ground through the campus and cities (non-college) programs.
Hannah Bristol knocked her first door when she was a freshman in high school because a cool senior told her to and has been hooked ever since. After working on the Obama campaign in New Hampshire, she ran her first campus program in the Granite State with NextGen for the 2016 primary. She then returned home to Virginia to be the Campus Director for the Hillary campaign in the general election. In 2017, she led NextGen’s Virginia program, where they saw an 8% increase in youth turnout over 2013, and now works with NextGen’s programs in NH, VA, NC, FL, NV, and AZ as a Deputy National Organizing Director. She is a true #youthvote believer.