How to Be an Effective Political Activist

Sponsored by NYU Wagner

5:00pm - 6:30pm
March 06, 2018
5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

As November 2018 quickly approaches, many of you are looking for ways to get involved and make your impact on this year's primaries and midterm elections. Whether it's working for or volunteering with a candidate's campaign, registering citizens to vote as part of a political organization's voter drive, organizing rallies and meetings, or canvassing on election day, you'll need a specific set of skills to be an effective political activist.

Join us for a 90-minute speed training led by some of the nation's leading political action and campaign experts. You'll learn messaging techniques, how to talk across the political divide, engagement and canvassing tactics, and ways to use data and analytics to drive electioneering strategy. The training will also include breakout sessions allowing you to drill down via small groups for more in-depth conversation and Q&A. This election is our future. Turn your passion into action.

Steve Gutow
Co-Director of The Religious Leadership and Civic Engagement Project and NYU Wagner Visiting Scholar

Juanita Lewis
NYU Wagner Adjunct Assistant Professor and Hudson Valley Organizing Director of Community Voices Heard

Geoff Berman
Executive Director of New York State Democratic Committee

How to be an Effective Political Activist