Political year in review: Pandemic politics and digital organising in 2020.
December 07, 2020 at 6pm - 7:30pm CET
Speakers: Jiore Craig (GQR), Ned Howey (Tectonica), Arianna Trujillo-Wesler (OpenField).
Moderated by: Emily Schwartz, Political Strategist at Bryson Gillette.
Even for a US presidential election year, 2020 is sure to stand out as a year in politics unlike any other in history. For those holding out on digital campaigning, adaptation was no longer an option but a necessity. The transformation of the field has forced campaigners to think outside-of-the-box, innovate, and engage voters in new ways. Join our discussion to get the latest insights from the US, Europe and across the globe on the current digital campaign field. We will be joined by Jiore Craig from GQR, who led the largest-ever project aimed at helping Democratic campaigns, across the nation and at every level of the ballot, as well as hundreds of leading progressive organizations in the US. As well speaking will be Ned Howey, the CEO and head of strategy at Tectonica Digital Campaign Solutions, who just recently led the first report on the State of Digital Organising in Europe. Also joining us on the panel we have Arianna Trujillo-Wesler, Organiser and Co-Founder at OpenField. Emily Schwartz is a Vice President of Political Strategy at Bryson Gillette, a minority owned public affairs and strategic communications firm based in Los Angeles.