Tech & Democracy Workshop: How to Build a Winning Advocacy Campaign


Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:15pm


Register for virtual workshop

Please register for this session using your Harvard email address. Join us for an interactive workshop with AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow Vignesh Ganapathy, LoudLight Action Board Chair and former Head of Government Relations at Postmates. Vignesh will lead a group-oriented session analyzing successful campaigns for policy change, drawing upon his experiences managing legislative campaigns at the local, state, and federal level while utilizing an innovative and diverse toolkit.

Participants will examine the risks and benefits of various real-world approaches used by national organizations, and build their own campaigns using legislative, legal, campaign, and public affairs tools to address societal challenges. This highly interactive session is ideal for anyone looking to drive issue and political agendas before legislative bodies, the public, and coalition partners. The session will end with 15 minutes networking time with the workshop lead.

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Virtual Event Details

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Future Technology and Democracy Workshop Dates

The Ash Center's Technology and Democracy Workshop Series are hands-on, co-curricular events designed to help HKS and other students at Harvard develop real-world technology skills. Led by a network of technology practitioners, participants spend time working together and with the workshop leader to learn how to apply technical skills to impact real-world scenarios. You can learn more about the fellowship program here and find future workshop dates below.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm ET: John Patrick Carroll, Former Deputy Director of Hispanic Media, Republican National Committee

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm ET: Ashley Bryant, Principal, A/B Partners