How Coronavirus Will Increase Demand for Tech Workers for 2020 Campaigns

Cultivate
2 min readMar 16, 2020

The spread of coronavirus has quickly shifted the shape of all kinds of campaigns leading up to the 2020 election. Previously, campaigns have relied on in-person events, door-to-door canvassing, and volunteering at headquarters to mobilize voters.

For at least the foreseeable future, none of those tactics will be viable. That means that advocacy organizations and electoral campaigns will be forced to quickly transform into digital-first operations — and the left desperately needs the technical expertise and infrastructure to support that transformation.

If you work in tech, your skills are needed now more than ever. This is your moment to find a job working in politics.

Submit your resume to All Hands — the tech talent matching service for the progressive movement.

We’ve partnered with an array of cutting-edge advocacy and campaigning organizations at the forefront of the progressive fight. We’ll handpick profiles that align with their open tech roles, and we’ll make those intros on your behalf. Think of us like a massive curated resume bank. No catch, no strings attached. We’re just here to help make it easier for you to find each other.

In past cycles, it has been nearly impossible for tech workers to find jobs in politics without a centralized marketplace for opportunities or access to recruiters that specialize in translating technical skill sets into marketable skills for the political job market.

We’re here to change that and close the tech talent gap on the left.

It has never been more clear than in this moment that we need a radical shift in our politics to protect and support our communities. This moment demands that each and every one of us steps up.

Are you ready to take the leap? Join All Hands today.

We’re putting out a call for the best and the brightest techies to step up — and we’re here to help you do it.

About us:

All Hands is a project of Higher Ground Labs and Cultivate.

At Cultivate, we are building a community where every aspiring changemaker has access to the tools they need to build a career they love. We believe that people are the most important resource we have for creating progressive change in the world. We care deeply about hiring, training, and retaining top talent in the progressive movement. This means investing in people throughout their entire careers and empowering organizations to build strong, inclusive cultures that bring out the best in their teams.

Higher Ground Labs is a bridge between technology and politics. We support start-ups building products that help progressives win. We seek to discover new techniques for effective campaigning, spark and nurture new collaborations, and strengthen connectivity across progressive tech. We invest in companies building solutions to the most pressing campaign challenges and provide programming and mentorship to help our founders work fast and yield measurable long-term impact with fewer resources.

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Cultivate

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