There are plenty of ways to help beat Trump and the GOP
Swing Left empowers young leaders to help transform our government. We make it easy to take action to help Democratic candidates win up and down the ballot, make a tangible impact on your campus, and build long-term organizing power. Here’s where to start.
About the College Programs
The results of the 2020 elections will shape our future in countless ways: from student debt to climate change, immigration, and gerrymandering, this election is too important to sit out. We need a fully mobilized student movement to stand up to Trump’s cruel policies and corrupt administration. Following Swing Left’s Super State Strategy, we can not only take back the White House, but also flip the Senate, and win the state houses needed to roll back Republican gerrymandering.
Whether you’re a seasoned organizer or this is your first time taking action, Swing Left's College Programs has a path to impact just for you.
As a College Fellow, you’ll receive expert organizing training to do meaningful work on the elections that will shape the future of our country.
At the completion of this program, you’ll have the tools and knowledge you need to organize both online and in person at the local level, build coalitions, and mobilize campus communities to vote and volunteer. You’ll learn how to plan and execute political events on your campus, ranging from organizing meetings and letter writing parties to canvasses to talk to voters in high-priority areas.
You’ll be on the front lines of Swing Left’s cutting-edge political strategy and voter engagement initiatives while developing your professional skills and growing your resume.
Who it's for: Students enrolled in a college or university. If you have some previous organizing experience or have volunteered on campaigns, and attend a school located in any of these 6 Super States—Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, or Texas—this is the program for you.
The format: A highly interactive remote organizing program tailored to college campuses. Fellows will receive extensive training ahead of the Fall 2020 semester and be ready to hit the ground running when they get to campus.
What you'll learn: Crucial organizing skills to help you recruit and build teams; platform knowledge in organizing technology; best practices on building volunteer teams; talking to voters, and more! You’ll have access to the strategies and tools that are changing the political organizing landscape.
Please note: COVID-19 has created uncertainty around the Fall 2020 semester. We are hopeful that it will be safe for students to be on campus in the Fall and participate in the fellowship. However, we will only conduct a fellowship in the Fall if it’s safe to do so, and if colleges and universities across the country are open. As always, the health and safety of our Swing Left family is paramount.
The application period for Swing Left’s paid Fall 2020 College Fellowship Program is currently closed. Please check back for program updates.
Have more questions? Check out our Fellowship FAQs, or email [email protected].
The Swing Left College Network is committed to empowering a national network of young leaders with the tools needed to create lasting change. It comprises activists and campus groups at schools across the country that are working to transform our government. Any student or existing campus group aligned with Swing Left’s mission can join the Network.
We help student leaders and campus teams take meaningful action to unseat Trump and the GOP in November while building long-term organizing power and developing future leaders. We focus on mobilizing campus communities to vote and volunteer.
We support members of the College Network in three main ways:
- Strategy: Swing Left does the homework for you, pointing students to key geographies and effective voter contact opportunities.
- Resources and tools: The College Network provides access to free resources and tools that are specific to college organizing. We also give Network members one-on-one coaching and direct support from Swing Left organizers.
- Connections: We build power through our relationships. The Network connects student leaders across the country to learn from each other, collaborate, and make change together.
The 2020 elections will shape our future. Let’s get to work on campus now to beat Trump, the GOP, and set our country up for a decade of progressive victories.
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How We'll Win
Young people are more diverse and progressive than generations before, and now we’re the largest block of registered voters in the electorate. When we work together on elections, we change traditional notions of what’s politically possible.
The most important 2020 battles are concentrated in a handful of states. If we focus on these Super States, we can take back the White House, the Senate, and key state houses needed to ensure fair redistricting in 2021.
Make an impact in the Super States
Make calls to key voters in the Super States