National Democracy Summer Program

The Campaign Office of Barbara Lee for Congress is seeking outstanding students to participate in the national Democracy Summer Program.

Students who are selected will participate as a 2021 Democracy Summer Fellow with the Barbara Lee for Congress Campaign.

This is a tremendously exciting year for Democracy Summer, with Fellows joining from campaigns around the country for a summer of education, organizing and progress! Democracy Summer 2021 will take place over six weeks. From June 21 through July 31, 2021. The Program will feature a virtual National Democracy Summer School for Fellows on Mondays and Wednesdays with some of the greatest leaders, organizers and scholars in the country. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fellows will work directly with the Barbara Lee for Congress Campaign on assigned activities like:

· Phone and Text Banking

· Voter Registration and Education

· Attending, organizing and coordinating campaign events or fundraisers

· Round tables, seminars, and networking with local leaders

As a part of your participation in Democracy Summer and your Tuesday/Thursday organizing efforts, you will receive a stipend of $500 from the Barbara Lee for Congress Campaign. It is expected that Fellows will be available for the full six weeks, with any absences discussed in advance with staff.

We hope you will join us for what we know will be a powerful and Democracy-strengthening summer! To confirm your participation and officially accept your spot as a 2021 Fellow, please submit THIS FORM by June 1, 2021. This form contains an overview of the program and expectations for participation. You will also be required to upload a signed version of the attached Code of Conduct– please sign, save and upload this document in the following format: (Last Name, First Name Code of Conduct).

Barbara Lee for Congress and National Democracy Summer staff will reach out throughout the next few weeks with important information about the schedule and participation details. We look forward to getting to know you this summer and can’t wait to get started! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Latressa Wilson Alford at

Very truly yours,

Jamie Raskin and Barbara Lee