2021 Grassroots Reboot

2021 Grassroots Reboot

2021 Grassroots Reboot

June 5 Conference: Building Grassroots Infrastructure NOW to Win in 2022 and 2024

2021 Grassroots Reboot 

Read the event recap on our blog.

Volunteers joined grassroots leaders from across Massachusetts to build our community, strengthen our groups and find new ways of taking effective action. 

The 2-hour interactive agenda featured House Democratic Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, Politico Contributing Editor Bill Scher, Represent Georgia’s Kimberlyn Carter and workshops on postcard and letter-writing research, combatting disinformation, lessons from Georgia, and fighting for voting rights in New Hampshire.

The event was hosted by Swing Left Greater Boston, along with our co-sponsors: Indivisible Mass Coalition, the Northampton Democratic City Committee, and the Mass Dems Campaign Services Subcommittee.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark is a force for change, determined legislator, and advocate for her constituents in Massachusetts’s Fifth Congressional District. Since her first election, Katherine has fought for women, children, and families, ensuring that the issues families talk about around their kitchen tables are on the table in Washington. Her leadership is recognized by her colleagues who elected Katherine as Assistant Speaker, making her the second-highest-ranking woman in leadership and Massachusetts’s highest-ever ranking woman in the House. She and her husband Rodney live in Melrose, Massachusetts with their three children and their rescue dog Bodie.

 Bill Scher, contributing writer, Real Clear Politics, Washington Monthly and Politico.

Kimberlyn Carter is a nonprofit executive, political strategist, opposition researcher and organizer. As a political strategist, Kimberlyn has worked in nearly every capacity of political campaigns.  She has served as a Super Volunteer to a Chief Campaign Strategist.  She has worked in campaigns at all levels from local to state, congressional and presidential. Currently, Kimberlyn is highly engaged with legacy work by leading Rep GA Institute, Inc., a statewide nonpartisan leadership development program and Represent GA Action Network, Inc., an organization founded to support and amplify Georgia’s progressive civic agenda.


10:00 am – 11:00 am — Keynote presentations 

  • Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark on voter protection and the state of our democracy
  • Politico Contributing Editor Bill Scher on the road to 2022
  • Swing Left Greater Boston on grassroots organizing 
  • Indivisible Mass Coalition on collaborating in Massachusetts and more 

11:00 am – 11:25 am — Breakout 1

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  • Starting an Organizing Hub
  • Combating Disinformation on Social Media
  • Strengthening Our Democracy via Legislative District Teams
  • State of the State Next Door: How you can help flip NH Blue…for good

11:25 am – 11:50 am — Breakout 2

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  • Postcard and Letter-Writing Research
  • Building Successful Coalitions in Georgia
  • Deep Canvassing and Talking to Voters

11:50 am – 12:00 pm — Closing 

  • Kimberlyn Carter, Executive Director, Represent Georgia
    What’s Your What’s Next?”

Thanks to our national sponsors, Swing Left and Indivisible!