Juliette Kayyem’s campaign for Governor of Massachusetts seeks highly motivated Winter/Spring Campaign Fellows to join our campaign immediately and stay on through the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The campaign fellowship will introduce students to the process of organizing the Democratic caucuses and give them real experience in grassroots politics.
Juliette started her career as a civil rights attorney, litigating cases involving the rights of children and defending progressive and just causes, helping to bring the first federal anti-bullying case and was part of the team that argued for The Citadel to open its doors to women. Juliette then moved into public safety and homeland security, serving as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security adviser. After several years, she was tapped by President Obama to be part of his transition team before being chosen as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, where she was responsible for coordinated and consistent planning between the federal government and all of its state, local, and territorial partners on issues as varied as immigration, intelligence sharing, military affairs, immigration reform, and crisis management.
A proven leader as well as a proven communicator, Juliette has taught new leaders in public safety and the military at Harvard’s Kennedy School, served as a CNN analyst, and was a columnist for the Boston Globe. In 2013 she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her series urging the Pentagon to ends its female combat exclusion rule, a prohibition the military has since lifted in recognition of women’s contribution to the war effort.
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Campaign Fellows will be responsible for:
- Generating Democratic interest in Juliette
- Teaching others about the Caucus and Delegate Process
- Organizing caucuses across Massachusetts for Juliette Kayyem’s campaign
- Organizing volunteers to participate in a variety of activities
About the Fellowship:
Fellows with Juliette Kayyem’s gubernatorial campaign will work with closely with field staff and volunteers to recruit and train caucus delegates and voters, attend community events on behalf of the candidate, build for house parties and meet and greets, and perform other activities to generate interest leading up to the Democratic caucuses in February. Fellows will gain valuable experience through leading volunteer teams, attending training sessions with campaign staff, and participating in direct voter outreach. For more information or with any questions, please email Jordan@JulietteKayyem.com
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, click: http://bit.ly/1fVLrVg