(VOA POLITICS) — WASHINGTON — Yasmin Radjy finished graduate studies at one of the country’s top schools, Harvard University, and began mobilizing local efforts in Virginia to elect Democratic, progressive candidates.
Radjy said she soon learned that bookwork often doesn’t equate to real life.
“They [Harvard professors] taught me a lot of things that didn’t work in [the election of] 2016,” she said. She said a simple strategy would win the midterm elections for the opposition Democratic Party in 2018: talking to voters and listening to their concerns.
That type of grass-roots campaigning is taking place across the country, and Democratic organizers say recent local elections have shown that it works.