August 29, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Careers on Capitol Hill: Why YOU Are Needed
If there is a large turnover of congressional seats in November the Hill could be looking to hire upwards of 150 staffers in a short period of time. To meet this requirement, we’ll need a major new infusion of talent in Washington. ACS is working with the new Congressional Progressive Caucus Center, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Demand Progress is looking to build a slate of talented and diverse progressives to present to new and current Members of Congress as potential new staff hires following the November elections.
Congressional staff have long played a crucial role in government—negotiating and writing legislation, advising agencies, conducting investigations, and communicating policies to the public. Staff capacity will be key to developing creative ideas, converting them into sound policies, messaging them effectively, and mobilizing the public around them—all while holding the Administration accountable.
Please join us to learn about this project and what you need to know about searching for jobs on Capitol Hill.
Justin Talbot Zorn, Senior Adviser for Policy & Strategy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Arya Hariharan, Democratic Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary