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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.
In the 2018 election, the HLS Dems served as a hub for progressive activism on campus. We worked with campaigns across the country to help get progressive leaders elected to office. Our initiatives included regular phone banks, voter protection efforts, and canvassing trips to rally support for candidates and progressive ballot initiatives. In addition to our work on behalf of candidates, we host g a full slate of speaker events that 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.