Session 7: Reaching Voters Offline

Reaching Voters Offline


Facilitator

Jeremy Bird is President and a Founding Partner at 270 Strategies with extensive experience working with startups, domestic and international political campaigns, labor and policy organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. He helped launch 270 Strategies after serving as the national field director for the 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. Jeremy is also the founder of Battleground Texas, a long-term grassroots effort to get out the vote and register millions of Texans whose voices have been silenced in the political process. His work with the organization has garnered extensive media attention, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, POLITICO, The Colbert Report, MSNBC, and Bloomberg News.

Dubbed the campaign's "Field General" by Rolling Stone magazine, Jeremy was listed among "The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes" and has been cited as "a former Harvard divinity student who took to political organizing as though it were his higher calling." In 2013, he was featured in Fortune magazine's "40 Under 40" list, which highlights 40 individuals the magazine considers to be the most influential executives and "the year's most important young innovators, risk-takers, and rule-breakers in business."

Supplementary Materials

Now that you have a foundation for framing the debate, check out these additional resources.

Guide to Managing a Volunteer Workforce

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Running a Great Phonebank

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Steps to Launching Your Canvass

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