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ICYMI: DCCC launching ‘Democracy Summer’ organizing program to build long-term campaign infrastructure

Rep. Jamie Raskin taking the lead to boost House Democrats’ sustained community engagement effort

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced this week it will start its organizing operation earlier than ever before with the launch of ‘Democracy Summer.’ The effort expands Rep. Jamie Raskin’s long-successful organizing initiative designed to connect young and veteran Democratic organizers, building a talent pipeline that will power Democratic campaigns into the future.

DCCC Organizing Chair, Rep. Jamie Raskin says House Democrats are focused on “long-term sustained community engagement that builds big power over a period of time.”

Democracy Summer gives high school and college students the opportunity to learn community organizing skills grounded in a historical context of social change movements in the United States. The DCCC’s program will integrate both traditional in-person organizing with digital organizing to reach even more voters this midterm election. 

ICYMI, here are the key facts… via Kevin Robillard, Huffington Post

[…] DCCC is partnering with Raskin to massively expand his Democracy Summer program […] Its goals include integrating traditional fieldwork with digital campaigning lessons learned from the 2020 cycle […]

DCCC is moving all of its field staff, mobilization staff and portions of its digital and voter protection teams under the umbrella of a new organizing department, led by committee veteran Pavitra Abraham. […] “We’re talking about long-term infrastructure-building, skill-building, pipeline-building. […]

More than 1,000 high school and college students in the mid-Atlantic region have participated in Raskin’s program, and the DCCC said multiple campaigns have already expressed interest in the national version.


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