About Democracy Summer

Democracy Summer is a one-of-a-kind political Democratic Fellowship that teaches high school and college students the nuts-and-bolts of political organizing, the arts of electoral mobilization, and the history of progressive political change. Our mission in 2018 is to deploy Democracy Summer Fellows to help Democratic candidates win key elections in swing districts across the country and elect a true-blue Democratic Congress in 2018.


Read testimonials from Democracy Summer alumni.

“Democracy Summer channels my unfocused energy and gives me the tools and opportunities to make a decision about where I can have the greatest political effect.”
– Dashel Lewis, University of Maryland Student, Democracy Summer 2017

“Our strength in numbers has assured me that we are capable of turning our passion into action, and this program is a great way to help us get organized.”
– Hannah Wilcove, University of Maryland-Baltimore Student, Democracy Summer 2017


“Democracy Summer equipped me with a set of political tools and knowledge to apply wherever I am involved in politics to  turn policy ideas into reality.” 
– Paul B. Ellis, The Ohio State University, Democracy Summer 2017

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