How the Grassroots Can Shape the 2020 Elections

Since 2016, there has been an unprecedented surge in grassroots political activism across the country. But as people seek to move beyond marching in the streets and posting on social media, and turn their attention to winning elections, many are still uncertain how, when, and where they can get involved to make a meaningful impact. This panel will bring together leading activists from organizations that harnessed the power of technology, coupled with on-the-ground organizing, to transform this energy into offline action that fueled a wave in 2018. With the future of our country at stake, they will share key insights, strategies, and simple but powerful actions anyone can take to turn this momentum into a movement, and help win the elections that matter the most in 2020 and beyond.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner