Democracy Matters Summit

This past weekend I had the honor of attending my third Democracy Matters student summit.  This year I facilitated three workshops:

(1) Organizing 101: How to Organize S.M.A.R.T. campaigns – This workshop looked at five ways campus organizers can think about their campaigns strategically.  The SMART model (slightly amended for the purpose of this workshop) asks if your campaign is Specific, Measurable, Advertised (adapted from achievable), Realistic, and Timebound.

(2) Winning Over Your Audience: Tips for Great Public Speaking – This workshop helped students organizers get comfortable speaking about money in politics and how it connects with other hot button issues.

(3) Interactive Audience Engagement Techniques – This workshops introduced students to a couple activities they can use to increase participation among their audiences.

Here is a video of one of the student groups practicing their money in politics speech,

Here is a short video I shot of some of the creative and humorous ways students are raising awareness about money in politics.

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