7 Questions with Alex Niemczewski, CEO of BallotReady
Alex Niemczewski is the CEO of BallotReady, an online voter guide for local, state, and national elections. In 2015, BallotReady started with a test run in Chicago’s 2015 mayoral runoff election on a budget of only $180. This year, BallotReady will be available in all fifty states.
Campaign jobs are a good place to start your career. When you first start to work on campaigns, everything is new and exciting. For many of us, we didn’t care what kind of grunt work we did; we just wanted to be in the fight. But, if a long-term career in politics interests you, there are some smart steps you can take early on with a campaign job that will help advance your career.
Campaign Message Tips: Stay on Message Even When It Is Personal
Staying consistent with your campaign message is not easy. When first entering into politics some people may tell you to “never take it personal,” referring to the awful things people may say about you or your issues. "Stay on Message" "You need to have campaign message discipline" - is something you hear over and over again but that is easier in theory than reality.
If we lived in a world that was devoid of feelings and emotions then this could be possible, but luckily we do not. We want our representatives to have an emotional attachment to their constituents and the issues affecting them. There is, however, a time when we must try not to take it personally and battle a brick wall that will never move.
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