First we marched, then we ran
The conference occurred on Jan. 12, 2019. It brought together 2018 Democratic congressional candidates, academics, students and members of the public.
The goal of the conference was to provide candidates with a forum to share their experiences, while fostering dialogue between academics who study politics and people who do politics.
Throughout the day, candidates spoke on panels moderated by political scientists. They addressed:
Getting started, fundraising, and logistics
Running as blue candidates in red districts
The personal side of being a candidate
For those who were unable to join us in person, the entire conference is now available on video.
Special thanks to the student organizers who made it possible: