Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Friday, Jul. 12 1:30 PM
Ends: Friday, Jul. 12 2:30 PM
Elections Q&A with Daily Kos Elections!
Posted by Netroots Nation on Friday, July 12, 2019
Join the editors of Daily Kos Elections and some of our smartest colleagues in the business for an in-depth Q&A about all things election-related. Will Democrats hold the House in 2020? Can they take back the Senate? And the big one: What’s going to happen with redistricting? Ask us anything that’s on your mind: We skip all the PowerPoints and presentations and go straight to YOUR questions on any race in the nation you care about. Progressives need to be well-informed about the elections that matter most so we can deploy our limited resources effectively. So if you want to know more about what’s happening in races around the country and what it will means for Democrats, Republicans, and the nation at large, join us!
As Elections Editor at Daily Kos, Jeff is the lead writer of the Morning Digest, Daily Kos’ roundup of key campaign news that gets published each weekday. Jeff is also responsible for the site’s ambitious quadrennial venture to calculate the results of each presidential election for all 435 congressional districts and for the state legislative districts in all 50 states.
Arjun Jaikumar is an attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Northwestern University and subsequently Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and an articles editor for the Columbia Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to two federal judges before entering private practice. Since 2007, Arjun has also served as a contributing editor at Daily Kos and Daily Kos Elections.
Claire Low is the Targeting and Analytics Director for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, whose goal is a fair redistricting process and maps that reflect the will of the voters. In her role, Claire monitors electoral and demographic trends and conducts analysis of down-ballot races relevant to redistricting. Claire served as the Targeting and Analytics Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee prior to joining NDRC, where she led the analytics team that guided Democrats to victory in 2018. In 2016, she advised winning Congressional campaigns in California and Nevada as a DCCC Regional Targeting Director. Claire started her career providing persuasion mail to hundreds of federal, statewide and local clients. She graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication.
Stephen Wolf is an elections staff writer for Daily Kos who focuses on redistricting analysis and voting rights, authoring the weekly Voting Rights Roundup newsletter in addition to contributing to the Daily Kos Morning Digest of each day’s campaign news. Wolf is also an avid cartographer, and his proposed map was chosen by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s bipartisan commission to redraw Maryland’s gerrymandered 6th Congressional District after it was struck down in court.
Lala is Co-Founder and Director of Engagement & Partnerships at the Sister District Project, a national grassroots organization founded in the wake of the 2016 election with the goal of strengthening democratic majorities in the states to build progressive power nationwide. Since its founding, it has grown continuously to ~45,000 members and 90+ active teams and affiliates, each of which are “sistered” with 2-3 state legislative candidates for support each year. In total, Sister District has endorsed 56 races in 11 strategic states, raising over $1.3m in grassroots donations directly for candidates, as well as reaching out to over 1.1m voters via phone calls, doors, texts, and postcards. In 2019 and 2020, Sister District is focused on races where it is our last chance to elect a Democrat who will help to redraw district lines in 2021.
At Sister District, Lala has successfully led the expansion of the organization’s national volunteer infrastructure, as well as the development of strategic partnerships with national and local organizations. Prior to Sister District, she clerked for federal judges in the Northern District of California and the District of Massachusetts, and served as an associate in the environment and energy group at the law firm Morrison & Foerster. Lala is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and U.C. Berkeley, School of Law.