Campaign & Advocacy Program (CAP)

The Campaign and Advocacy Program (CAP) is a workshop-style program that develops students’ electoral and advocacy campaign skills. Members attend weekly meetings led by a student chair and a professional facilitator. The facilitator is a campaign veteran who exposes students to fellow politicians, political operatives, and strategists. Past facilitators have included Schott Jennings (adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell), Robby Mook (Campaign Manager to Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential Campaign), and Lorella Praeli (former director of immigration policy, ACLU). This semester, CAP will particularly focus on campaign work and analyzing upcoming elections in 2020. CAP members also are given the exclusive opportunity to build a relationship with the program facilitator, speakers, and guests during program meetings and intimate dinners. CAP offers a welcoming home for IOP newcomers and veterans alike!

Why join CAP?

CAP with Matt Stout and Scott Ferson
  • 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: Sabrina Goldfischer | sgoldfischer@college.harvard.edu