Step 2: Gain experience on real campaigns
In the second step of the Change Corps program, we work with top social change groups to give you real experience on important campaigns. Over the course of the year, you’ll be planning and running grassroots campaigns, organizing town hall meetings, building powerful coalitions of groups, setting up and speaking at news conferences, lobbying lawmakers and much more.
Here’s a list of groups and campaigns that we’ve worked on in the past:
- Everytown for Gun Safety: Organizers worked to pass commonsense gun safety laws in Oregon, Nevada and Ohio.
- MoveOn.org Political Action: We worked in 2014 on a Save the Senate campaign. Organizers ran phonebanking offices around the country to mobilize more than 1,000 volunteers to generate 1.5 million GOTV phone calls to voters in swing states.
- National Education Association: Organizers worked on the Degrees Not Debt Campaign to make college more affordable. We worked on college campuses in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
- StrongerUS Education Fund: We worked to turn out thousands of Virginians to vote in the statewide elections utilizing cutting-edge canvassing tactics.
- Toxics Action Center: Organizers worked in the community of Bridgeport, Conn., to build local support from faith-based communities, non-profits and citizens to close down the last remaining coal-fired power plant in Connecticut.
- TexPIRG: We reached out to more than 500,000 young people in Texas about affordable heath care, utilizing digital media, on-campus visibility tactics and press conferences.
- Democracy for America: Organizers worked in 2015 to turn out voters and elect progressive candidates in Chicago municipal races.