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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7 Questions with BallotReady

7 Questions with Alex Niemczewski

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.

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How to Find a Political Campaign Job

Please! Get out on the Road and Find a Political Campaign Job!

When I started on the campaign trail, I was lucky enough to go through the Campaign Management Institute, where I became focused on political campaigns and encountered great mentors like Peter Fenn, Richard Smolka, Bill Sweeney and Peter Lindstrom through college programs and internships. Meeting folks who had made careers out of politics encouraged me to set aside my mom’s vision of me becoming  a professional chef and instead, pursue a career in politics and find a political campaign job.

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Campaign Job | Climbing the political Ladder

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Making the Most of Campaign Jobs

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.

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Campaign message tips - Stay on Message No Matter What

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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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