Campaign & Advocacy Program

The Campaign & Advocacy Program (CAP) was created to address student interest in developing campaign and advocacy skills. CAP members gain a better understanding of campaigns and advocacy through discussions and interactive workshops. A student chair and a professional facilitator jointly lead these conversations at weekly meetings.

The facilitator is a veteran in the field of campaigns and advocacy work and invites guests to join CAP to provide further expertise to share with students. Past facilitators have included Robby Mook (Campaign Manager of Hillary for America 2016), Cornell Brooks (former NAACP President), and Maggie Williams (Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Campaign Manager) and past guests have included Jen Palmieri (former White House Director of Communications), Terry McAuliffe (former Governor of Virginia), Corey Lewandowski (former Campaign Manager of Donald Trump’s 2016 Campaign), Frank Luntz (pollster & Fox News contributor).

Why join CAP?

  • Participate in campaigns and advocacy development workshops to learn about topics like opposition research, interpreting polling data, and coalition building.
  • Listen to and interactively discuss with accomplished speakers
  • Build a relationship with the facilitator during program meetings and over dinners in Harvard Square

Chaired by: Anna Duffy | annaduffy@college.harvard.edu