Person

Jeremiah Chapman

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

National Director of Cultural Organizing

National Youth Training Director

NextGen America

Expertise:

Mobilization

Location:

San Francisco Bay Area, California

Jeremiah Chapman is a left-of-center political activist and the national director of cultural organizing for NextGen America, a project of billionaire Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer. [1] His particular area of expertise is in mobilizing left-leaning constituencies, such as when he was responsible for overseeing the more than $1 million NextGen America committed to investing in the 2018 midterm election cycle to increase African American turnout. [2]

Career

Chapman held a number of political advocacy positions prior to joining NextGen America in 2017  as national youth training director. [3]

Prior to his current tenure at NextGen, Chapman most notably worked as a fellow with the Center for Community Change, a left-wing advocacy group. [4] Other notable positions include tenures as Liason to the U.S. House of Representatives and director of engagement for HBCUPride Nation LLC. [5]

Jeremiah Chapman has also garnished a diverse array of campaign experience, having worked in some capacity for the following left-leaning entities throughout his career to date: For Our Future (GOTV State Director), Alma Adams for Congress (Director of Field Operations and Regional Outreach Coordinator), Forward North Carolina [stylized Forward NC] (Community Organizer, Mecklenburg County), 1911 United Super PAC (Digital Communications Coordinator), South Carolina Democratic Party (Field Organizer, Elizabeth Colbert-Bush for Congress), and the Democratic National Committee Black Caucus (Event and Promotions Consultant). [6]

Political Organizing

Jeremiah Chapman is a left-wing political activist with an expertise in mobilizing left-leaning constituencies to achieve left-progressive electoral outcomes. [7] One example of this type of work in demonstration can be found by observing his role in organizing a 2019 rally supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. A June 2019 article detailing coverage of the event by ABC News includes a direct quote from Chapman in which he cites among the event’s outcomes “[training] people on how to meet with their member of Congress, how to speak to media, and connect their story to issues of impeachment.” [8] He further cites the over eight million people NextGen solicited signatures from for their impeachment petition as additional evidence of the group’s success at advancing a left-leaning agenda. [9] Another example of this type of organizing in practice can be found in an October 2018 article from the left-progressive news outlet Florida Phoenix, which details Chapman’s thoughts on, and NextGen’s work in advancing, Obamacare amongst left-leaning constituencies attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the state. [10]Recognition

Liberal activists have recognized Chapman as a prominent rising operative. The radio station K97.5 Raleigh recognized him as one of the “Top 14 Leaders of The New Civil Rights Movement” in 2016; in 2013, the New Organizing Institute, a left-wing advocacy group most notable for training digital operatives for the Democratic Party and liberal organizations until it dissolved in 2015, recognized Chapman as a Most Valuable Campaign nominee. [11]

References

  1. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chapman-mba-39180427/. ^
  2. September 18, 2018. http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/0918nga.pdf. ^
  3. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chapman-mba-39180427/. ^
  4. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chapman-mba-39180427/. ^
  5. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chapman-mba-39180427/. ^
  6. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chapman-mba-39180427/. ^
  7. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chapman-mba-39180427/. ^
  8. ABC News. ABC News Network. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nextgen-america-supporters-rally-washington-amid-growing-political/story?id=63424395. ^
  9. ABC News. ABC News Network. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nextgen-america-supporters-rally-washington-amid-growing-political/story?id=63424395. ^
  10. Florida State University, and Florida State University. “A Surprising New Political Prospect: Health Care Might Be a Top Issue Drawing Young Voters to the Polls.” Florida Phoenix, October 15, 2018. https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2018/10/11/a-surprising-new-political-prospect-health-care-might-be-a-top-issue-drawing-young-voters-to-the-polls/. ^
  11. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Accessed February 5, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chapman-mba-39180427/. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Center for Community Change (CCC) (Non-profit)
    Fellow
  2. For Our Future (PAC) (Political Party/527)
    Former North Carolina State Director
  3. NextGen America (Non-profit)
    National Director of Cultural Organizing
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