Ohio Democratic Party Field Organizer Tony Stratis discusses organizing in anticipation of the 2016 Election

On November 10, Campaign Battleground welcomed Ohio Democratic Party Field Organizer Tony Stratis to our class.

Tony is a double graduate of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Political Science, earning his undergraduate degree and Masters in Applied Politics. As a field organizer in the Akron area, Mr. Stratis is charged with identifying and recruiting volunteers for the upcoming election.

Mr. Stratis discussed the process and challenges of field organizing, specific methods he utilizes, and the political climate of Northeast Ohio heading into the 2016 Presidential Election.

Mr. Stratis touched on specific policies, such as raising the minimum wage and special education funding. Mr. Stratis noted the latter policy and its importance to his family, sharing their struggles with his sister, a young woman living with autism. Mr. Stratis also discussed the Ohio Democratic Party’s decision to endorse Former Governor Ted Strickland in the Democratic Primary for United States Senate over Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld.

Watch the full conversation below or by visiting the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics YouTube channel.

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