STEM the Divide: 314 Action's Candidate Training in Washington, D.C. on March 14

Archived sessions featured below

Video #1: Conversation with Shaughnessy Naughton,  a chemist, Congressional candidate and 314 Action’s founder,  and Nadeem Mazen, Cambridge City Councilor, followed by a candidate training introduction featuring Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA).


Video #2:  Melissa Varga, a science policy specialist who helped many first time candidates get their start on behalf of the New Organizing Institute, will talk about what first-time candidates need to know and the special skills scientists can bring to the table.

Video #3: Brad Detusch discusses campaign law, and Jennifer May, founder of Next Level Partners, covers compliance.

Video #4: Chris Janke, the founder of Positive Communication and an advisor to Michelle Obama, the Hillary Clinton campaign and Sen. Al Franken, as well as many scientists and science-based groups, covers the fundamentals of campaign message development and campaign communication.

Video #5: Michelle Kleppe who served as Hillary Clinton’s National Organizing Director, and Taylor Billings,  a campaigner and former deputy field director for NextGen Climate in Ohio in 2016, discuss what it takes to build a winning field campaign and inspire volunteers.

Video #6: Rose Arnsten and Alexandra Raposo, Campaigns Finance Advisors for Emily’s List, will discuss the best tools and practices for digital and person-to-person fundraising.

Video #7: New Jersey State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, and Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer of the United States, discuss how STEM candidates can run and govern effectively.