Careers in Progressive Change: Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
“Do you have a spare 900 Million dollars? I’m a little short but would still like to participate in our democracy” –99.99% of Americans
The progressive movement has seen some major advances in the past few years, from the EPA implementing better carbon emission standards to more states allowing full marriage equality to the LGBTQ community. Despite this, we still face huge challenges:
-2014 was the hottest year in recorded history
-Over one billion people around the world are living in extreme poverty
-State after state is passing laws making it harder for people to vote
To top it all off, the Koch brothers announced that they’ll be spending 900 million dollars to buy our elections next year.
We have to do something about this.
Over the next year and the next election cycle, Grassroots’ activists will reach out to millions of people all across the country to talk about the issues and call those people to action, inspiring millions to act, giving donations, time and energy to organizations who have the best ideas on how to make the world a better place. In 2016, we’ll also be working in key battleground states across the country to elect candidates who will advance progressive change.
There will always be easier jobs to take, but no path will be more rewarding.
Grassroots Campaigns is currently hiring Assistant Canvass Directors to run field campaigns on behalf of issue-based organizations like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and The Nature Conservancy.
Grassroots Campaigns is looking to interview interested students to join our teams as Canvass Directors and Assistant Canvass Directors. We’re already running campaigns in major cities across the country, and we’ll be launching new projects this summer in places like Illinois, Minnesota, and Texas as we build towards 2016.
There is no better time get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and see change on issues that matter now.
Matt Pagnotti, Assistant Director in Philadelphia, will be on campus from March 24th to the 26th meeting with interested candidates and holding interviews. Students who are interested should contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not Graduating Yet?
We are also hiring undergraduates to work on our campaigns as Field Managers. These jobs are a great way to get involved on the campaign and have a huge impact before you graduate. We hire students to work part time during the school year, and we will be considering applicants who want to work on campaigns next summer as well. Go to www.grassrootscampaigns.com/general-app to apply!
Please visit our website, www.grassrootscampaigns.com, for more information about current and past campaigns.
Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Amnesty International, the ACLU, Oxfam America, Doctors Without Borders, the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Equality California, Lambda Legal, Freedom to Marry, the Southern Poverty Law Center, VoteVets, the Democratic National Committee, MoveOn.org Political Action, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause, and the Center for American Progress, and Save the Children. (Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners with.)