The Case for Campaign Unionization

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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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Recommended Reading from Political Pros

recommended reading from political pros

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

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

7 Questions with Nancy Leeds

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

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?

Campaign Chairperson vs Campaign Manager

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.

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