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Organizing 101 with Ben Yee

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Ben Yee will be joining us to discuss how to prepare for reclaiming and reintegrating the country. He'll be covering the basics of organizing, political campaigns, and moderated dialogue.

Ben Yee started his career as a fundraiser and Digital Director for Barack Obama in 2008. After, he was recruited by the newly-elected Democratic State Senate to help revamp their IT infrastructure.

In 2009, the corruption in the Senate was profound. In the first year, his team saved the chamber $1.3M. Post Senate, he dedicated myself to better politics through empowering people. He joined Reinvent Albany, a good-government nonprofit invested in reforming the Young Democrats, and founded a startup to empower citizens. 

After Obama ‘08, Ben joined Manhattan Young Democrats. There, he ran the first Open Seat Project which educated people on, and elected them to, New York’s County Committee. Over years of working with (and pushing against) our local institutions, we proved the value of transparency and engaging new people.

In the last eight years, he has served as an elected leader at every level of the Young Democrats - from local to National - and have been one of their strongest fundraisers and activists. Today, he also serves as Secretary of our local County Democratic Party.

This event is sponsored by Graduate Program in International Affairs

Presented by Milano School of International AffairsSchools of Public Engagement

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Politics, Policy and Government


Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy


International Affairs and Development , Politics, Social Justice


Free for New School community members

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