Finding Your Career Path In Progressive Politics

panelists from gain powers career panel

The transition after each election is challenging for the many who are forced to find new career opportunities. Whether this is your first or fifth cycle, navigating this time, identifying opportunities, and understanding options can be challenging. That is why GAIN Power brought together a powerhouse crew of established political professionals to share their experiences and advise folks looking for their next gig over December 13-14. During these two days, Alison Schwartz and I moderated four sessions about career paths in campaigns, advocacy, government, and consulting. We featured:

Careers in parties and campaigns with:

Careers in Issue Advocacy & Policy with:

Careers in Government with:

  • Anne Caprara, Chief of State, Governor Pritzker
  • Mike Lynch, Chief of Staff, Senator Schumer
  • Elvir Klempic, Senior Associate Director, White House Presidential Personal Office 
  • Fabiola Rodriguez-Ciampoli, Communications Director and Senior Advisor Office of Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia 

Careers in political consulting with:

The sessions were hosted on Zoom’s new event platform, which also offers networking with participants, sponsors, and an expo. We’re grateful that AFSCME, Equis Labs, Amplify Power, Netroots Nation, and The Pivot Group hosted and were part of the expo too. You can watch the sessions still on zoom here. They are all well worth a watch today!

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