• The Case for Campaign Unionization

    Dec 06, 2018 by Claire Regan

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    Campaign unionization is important. Just because you work on a campaign doesn't mean you can't unionize.

    Campaign unionization, is it right for your campaign? It seem obvious that Democrats should be supportive of campaign unionization… right? Not necessarily.

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  • Tips for Using Social Pressure in Your GOTV Program

    Oct 29, 2018 by Elena Veatch

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    Harness the power of social pressure to get out the vote

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  • Recommended Reading from Political Pros

    May 21, 2018 by Elena Veatch

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    A recommended reading list from TCW interviewees

    We always try to ask the political pros we interview in our “7 questions” blog series what they’re reading. As a result, we’ve gotten some great recommended reading ideas from these folks. Some of these reads help shed light on the state of the American electorate; others will give you the break you deserve from the state of our politics. Behold, our latest recommended reading list, brought to you by experts in Democratic polling, messaging, political science, decision-making, fundraising, and beyond. Happy reading!

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  • 7 Questions with Joshua Kalla on Political Persuasion

    Jan 29, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    7 Questions with Joshua Kalla on Political Persusaion

    Is persuasion still possible? Political scientist Joshua Kalla answers our questions

    Joshua Kalla is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley whose research focuses on American political behavior and opinion. Along with Stanford’s David Broockman, Joshua Kalla co-authored a study on voter persuasion that made a splash in the media and in progressive circles in September 2017. In this study, Kalla and Broockman argue that voter persuasion through traditional campaign communication methods (such as direct mail, canvassing, and digital advertising) have essentially no persuasive effect on voters during general elections. We asked Kalla about his recent work and its implications for campaigns.

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  • 7 Questions with Nancy Leeds

    Nov 09, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    7 Questions with Nancy Leeds

    Nancy Leeds is the one woman operation behind CampaignSick, a popular political blog and Tumblr account. She is a Democratic campaign manager, having worked on everything from local campaigns to being the Political Director of Clean Water Action. Nancy has an MPA in Social Policy and Management from Columbia University.

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  • 7 Questions with Pollster Anna Greenberg on Campaign Strategy

    Oct 26, 2017 by Elena Veatch

    7 Questions with Pollster Anna Greenberg

    TCW Talks Campaign Strategy With Pollster Anna Greenberg

    Anna Greenberg is no stranger to campaign strategy. She is a Democratic pollster with over fifteen years of experience in the field. She’s worked on everything from research for NGOs to polling for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign, which won her “Pollster of the Year” in 2014. We asked Anna Greenberg about her work, and what every campaign should know about polling.

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  • Campaign Chairperson vs. Campaign Manager: What’s the Difference?

    Sep 28, 2017 by Ben Holse

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    Campaign Chairperson vs Campaign Manager

    When you first file your candidacy for office, in many jurisdictions your paperwork will ask you to declare a campaign chairperson. You expected that you’d need to hire a campaign manager at some point, but why do you need a campaign chairperson? Anyway, you think, I’m sure Cousin Larry could do it.

    Well, before you just pick a name out of a hat, it’s important to recognize that your campaign chairperson can be a valuable position and should serve a very different role than your campaign manager.

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  • 5 Books to Consider When Shaping Your Campaign Strategy

    Jul 31, 2017 by Elena Veatch

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    Read up to inform your Campaign Strategy 

    A summer lull in campaign action means extra time to gear up for the electoral battles ahead of this fall, in 2018, and beyond. As Democrats across the country deliberate party priorities and the best ways to communicate our values after a series of losses, you can sit back and do the same with these porch reads. Whether you’re a casual observer of the circus that is the Trump administration or a seasoned strategist plotting next steps, these five books can help inform your campaign strategy.

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  • 6 Political Memoirs to Inspire You to Effect Positive Social Change

    Jul 13, 2017 by Elena Veatch

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    Not every political memoir is just an excuse to remind people you’re running for office; some help inspire positive social change.

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