The HLS Democrats is a student-run organization at Harvard Law School that provides a way for students to become engaged in advancing the causes and the candidates of the Democratic Party. We connect students with alumni who share similar career goals in Democratic politics — whether at a national, state, or local level — and we organize opportunities for our members to learn more about the world of politics and campaigning through organization trips and speaker events. We also have an active campaigning arm, and have helped students coordinate canvassing trips for important elections across the nation.
Since the election last year, we have sought to increase our visibility as an organization that can serve as a hub for progressive activism on campus. We have set up regular phone-banking campaigns to rally support for liberal initiatives as well as Democratic candidates, and we will continue to do so throughout the year. We also will be involved in helping Democrats in upcoming campaigns, both in the off-year races this year and the midterm elections that follow. In addition, we are planning a full slate of speaker events that will provide students with insights on the current state of the Democratic Party, the future of liberal politics, and practical training as they seek to improve their own political and activism skills.