If you have done volunteer work for a political candidate's organization and wish to put it on your resume, what's the best way to do so without potentially offending someone of the opposing parties? In years past, I would say that it wouldn't be too detrimental to place the organization you volunteered for but with how divided the US has been lately, I'd be worried that it could impact the reviewer's decision. What do you do in the event that the reviewer brings it up during an interview?
If you have done volunteer work for a political candidate's organization and wish to put it on your resume, what's the best way to do so without potentially offending someone of the opposing parties?
Don't mention the political party. If you need to list this experience, you can write something like:
Volunteer for John Doe's 2019 campaign
In the US, unless the candidate is very popular or controversial, most people would not know the candidate's party affiliation just by reading or hearing their name. If an interviewer asks for the candidate's political party, that would be a red flag for me, and likely not a company I would want to work for ( even if the candidate belonged to the 'correct' party ).
Of course, any issues could be avoided by simply leaving this volunteer work off of your resume. Unless the work you did is directly applicable to the position that you are applying to, there is no benefit in adding this information.