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 Clinton's 2016 Presidential Campaign), Cornell Brooks (former NAACP President), Beth Myers (Senior Advisor to Mitt Romney), and past guests have included Jen Palmieri (former White House Director of Communications), Colin Reed (Campaign Manager for Scott Brown's 2014 Senate Campaign), Terry McAuliffe (former Governor of Virginia), and 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