04. November 2022 · Comments Off on LWV Voter Newsletter 11-2022 · Categories: Announcements, Committee News
Democracy in Action Across Washington State | News from the League of Women Voters of WA

To Do List

  • Make sure to check the status of your ballot at VoteWA.gov. If it’s been rejected or challenged, make sure to cure your ballot by the deadline (11/29) so that it counts!
  • Follow us on social media! You can find us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • This country has waited too long for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to become a part of the Constitution. Over 100 years after (some) women gained the right to vote, women and nonbinary people are still not guaranteed equality under the law. Tell your Senators to Support the Equal Rights Amendment.

Upcoming Events

12.10 SAT | Action Workshop
Learn about what's expected in the upcoming legislative session on the League's key issues from our lobbyist, legislators, and Advocacy Team. Learn more.
        
1.7 SAT | Speak Up School
LWVWA is supporting local Leagues and ally organizations to host workshops called Speak Up Schools. This upcoming Speak Up School people will learn how to give effective testimony. Save the date—more info to come!

Around the League

What are League Members Up To?

The midterm election may be over and the legislative session still weeks away, but the League of Women Voters of Washington is as busy as ever. So, what are League members up to? Here is a short list—we’d love to have you join us!


Voter Services: Midterm Wrap-Up

The League actively worked to empower voters and defend democracy this election season, with both the state and local Leagues holding election forums and debates so voters could hear from the candidates themselves.


Celebrating Karen Verrill’s Commitment to Civic Education 

At the 2021 Convention, the League of Women Voters of Washington awarded Karen Verrill the Evergreen Award for her tireless commitment to civic education. 


Coalition Updates

Fix Democracy First Speaks Out on Corporate Money in Washington’s Elections

The LWVWA’s coalition partner Fix Democracy First spoke with the Spokesman Review about the money four of WA’s largest public companies contribute to elections and the impact those contributions have on our state’s politics.

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Support the League
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03. November 2022 · Comments Off on DNC BPI Newsletter November 2022 · Categories: Announcements

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Hello Democrats,  

Election Day is less than a week away! That means that GOTV is upon us! It is our hope that you find this month’s resources to be helpful as you prepare to ensure our base of voters, go out and vote through your GOTV efforts. 

As always, thank you for all of the work you do to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

Onward,  
Best Practices Institute


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

DNC Talent Bank
The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more. 

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.

BPI Hiring Update – Deputy Training Director
We are hiring here at the Best Practices Institute! If you know someone who would be a great candidate to join the team as the Best Practices Institute’s Deputy Training Director have them apply with their resume HERE.


TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

November Activist Challenge

Our monthly Activist Challenge is designed to build infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and organizations through grassroots engagement. Are you ready to accept the challenge, and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot?!

1, Get out the vote from home

2. Knock doors in battleground states (these are intake forms;

Once you’ve completed the challenge, take a selfie and create a post on social media that includes the following information:

  • Your state or territory 
  • A brief explanation of how you completed this month’s challenge
  • The hashtag “#BPItraining” 
  • And don’t forget to tag “@TheDemocrats

BPI Spotlight Training
The Spotlight Training portion of the BPI Newsletter will highlight specific trainings that cover skills and concepts that are core to our work and ask you to revisit those trainings in our BPI Victory Vault. The trainings spotlighted in each month’s challenge will correlate to skill building that we believe is most relevant to the timeframe in which it is recommended, allowing participants to put their new knowledge to work right away.

 After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will urge you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups. Happy training to all the amazing Democrats stepping up to run for office, and those who are continuously working to support their campaigns! You must register for Victory Vault access to review these materials.

BPI Victory Vault

The BPI Victory Vault contains on-demand training resources, tailored toward volunteers, community organizers, activists, and campaigns, which cover a variety of grassroots organizing skills. The BPI Victory Vault continues to grow, with new additions added periodically as resources become available. New members are added each Wednesday, and you must use a gmail account to register in order to access the BPI Victory Vault Google Drive folder. Check out our BPI Victory Vault instructions if you have trouble accessing the BPI Victory Vault once you receive your email invitation.

The BPI Victory Vault resources are meant for educational purposes only. BPI Victory Vault materials are not downloadable or shareable. Any individual interested in viewing the BPI Victory Vault resources must complete the application in order to request access. We reserve the right to remove individuals from any and all BPI resources in the event of inappropriate use.


ABOUT THE BPI

Best Practices Institute

The Best Practices Institute (BPI) is the shared training department of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC). The BPI delivers training to activists and volunteers, party leaders and staff, students and youth organizers, candidates and campaign staff, constituency caucus members and community leaders, and so many more! 

BPI training topics range from field organizing to digital mobilization, data to finance, communications to compliance, and leadership development to movement building, just to name a few.

Through this vast expansion of training programs, the new BPI is building and strengthening the Democratic Party infrastructure to ensure success for years to come!


CONNECT WITH US 

  • Text “Training” to 43367 to stay updated on BPI training opportunities, and other insider DNC news! (By texting 43367, you are consenting to receive recurring and/or automated text messages and calls from the DNC. Text STOP to stop, HELP for Help. For SMS, msg & data rates may apply. Democrats.org/privacy-policy)
  • Check us out on social media by searching #BPItraining– and don’t forget to tag us in all of your training and volunteer activities! 
  • Want to be part of an online community of Democrats, get involved at the local level, and stay up to date on events happening in your state? Click HERE to join one of our many DNC Facebook groups!

Happy Training! 

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04. October 2022 · Comments Off on DNC BPI Newsletter October 2022 · Categories: Announcements

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Hello Democrats,  

We are officially 34 days away from Election Day, which means that there is less than a month until GOTV begins! It is our hope that you find this month’s “spotlight training” to be helpful as you prepare to ensure our base of voters, go out and vote through your GOTV efforts.

Onward,  
Best Practices Institute


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

DNC Talent Bank
The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more. 

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.

BPI Hiring Update – Training Associate
We are hiring here at the Best Practices Institute! If you know someone who would be a great candidate to join the team as the Best Practices Institute’s Training Associate, have them apply with their resume HERE.


TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rural Strong Training Series
The DNC is excited to launch the Rural Strong Campaign! The Rural Strong training series will cover Messaging, Grassroots Organizing, GOTV, and Organizing Tools throughout the five-part training series. Join the upcoming session on Saturday, October 15th at 12pm ET HERE

September Activist Challenge
Our monthly Activist Challenge is designed to build infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and organizations through grassroots engagement. Are you ready to accept the challenge, and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot?!

As many states are either heading into GOTV, or already in GOTV mode, your Activist Challenge from now until Election Day is to help us win in November by doing the following: 

  • Sign up for, and complete, an in-person or virtual volunteer shift. Find a phonebank or textbank at events.democrats.org (bookmark these sites, and check back regularly for new volunteer opportunities)!
    • Ask three friends to register for the event with you and commit to joining you in helping to elect Democrats at all levels this cycle! 
  • Every week, find 5 friends to check in with, (via text, call, social media message, etc.), and make sure they 1) are registered to vote, and 2) have a voting plan.
    • Bookmark and share iwillvote.com to help your friends and family make their voting plan! 
    • Make time to research your state’s voting laws, and stay updated on any voting changes, so you can help educate fellow Democrats on the voting process this year. 

Once you’ve completed the challenge, take a selfie and create a post on social media that includes the following information:

  • Your state or territory 
  • A brief explanation of how you completed this month’s challenge
  • The hashtag “#BPItraining” 
  • And don’t forget to tag “@TheDemocrats

BPI Spotlight Training
The Spotlight Training portion of the BPI Newsletter will highlight specific trainings that cover skills and concepts that are core to our work and ask you to revisit those trainings in our BPI Victory Vault. The trainings spotlighted in each month’s challenge will correlate to skill building that we believe is most relevant to the timeframe in which it is recommended, allowing participants to put their new knowledge to work right away.

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups.

Spotlight Training: GOTV (Get Out The Vote)

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups. Happy training to all the amazing Democrats stepping up to run for office, and those who are continuously working to support their campaigns! You must register for Victory Vault access to review these materials.

BPI Victory Vault

The BPI Victory Vault contains on-demand training resources, tailored toward volunteers, community organizers, activists, and campaigns, which cover a variety of grassroots organizing skills. The BPI Victory Vault continues to grow, with new additions added periodically as resources become available. New members are added each Wednesday, and you must use a gmail account to register in order to access the BPI Victory Vault Google Drive folder. Check out our BPI Victory Vault instructions if you have trouble accessing the BPI Victory Vault once you receive your email invitation.

The BPI Victory Vault resources are meant for educational purposes only. BPI Victory Vault materials are not downloadable or shareable. Any individual interested in viewing the BPI Victory Vault resources must complete the application in order to request access. We reserve the right to remove individuals from any and all BPI resources in the event of inappropriate use.


ABOUT THE BPI

Best Practices Institute

The Best Practices Institute (BPI) is the shared training department of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC). The BPI delivers training to activists and volunteers, party leaders and staff, students and youth organizers, candidates and campaign staff, constituency caucus members and community leaders, and so many more! 

BPI training topics range from field organizing to digital mobilization, data to finance, communications to compliance, and leadership development to movement building, just to name a few.

Through this vast expansion of training programs, the new BPI is building and strengthening the Democratic Party infrastructure to ensure success for years to come!


CONNECT WITH US 

  • Text “Training” to 43367 to stay updated on BPI training opportunities, and other insider DNC news! (By texting 43367, you are consenting to receive recurring and/or automated text messages and calls from the DNC. Text STOP to stop, HELP for Help. For SMS, msg & data rates may apply. Democrats.org/privacy-policy)
  • Check us out on social media by searching #BPItraining– and don’t forget to tag us in all of your training and volunteer activities! 
  • Want to be part of an online community of Democrats, get involved at the local level, and stay up to date on events happening in your state? Click HERE to join one of our many DNC Facebook groups!

Happy Training! 

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10. September 2022 · Comments Off on LWV Voter Newsletter 09-2022 · Categories: Announcements, Committee News
Democracy in Action Across Washington State | News from the League of Women Voters of WA

To Do List


Upcoming Events

9.20 TUE | National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is September 20—make sure to check your registration
9.20 TUE | Public Forum Featuring Candidates for Mason County Auditor, Assessor, and Clerk
Join the LWV of Mason County for this Forum featuring candidates for Mason County Auditor, Assessor, and Clerk. Learn more. 
9.24 SAT | The Shoreline Management Act At 50+ Years
Learn about the LWVWA Shoreline Management Act (SMA) Study on September 24, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This informative event is open to the public and vital to residents across the state, as the SMA applies to all areas of the state, since it covers virtually all of the state’s coastal shorelines, rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands.


Around the League

Welcome to The Evergreen Voter! LWVWA has moved to a new email service provider and with that, we’re updating our monthly newsletter. We welcome newsletter submissions from League members, government agencies, and coalition partners—email comms@lwvwa.org with your events and articles


The League at Large
Washington League members have made huge impacts over the years on many important regional issues. LWVWA President Lunell Haught writes about how two of these issues, the Columbia River Treaty and the Hanford Nuclear Site cleanup exemplify our commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and care for all.

The Shoreline Management Act at 50+ Years
LWVWA has recently completed a study on the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), one of the first environmental laws passed in our state. It regulates the development and uses of shorelines, and provides for public access to shorelines. Our new study analyzes its effectiveness over the past 50 years..

LWVUS Joins Call to Protect Old Growth Forests
LWVUS and 110+ other organizations sent a letter in support of protecting old growth forests to the Secretaries of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior. The Washington Department of Natural Resources has more information about these forests, their locations, and how they are identified and managed within our state.
Join Your Local League
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any person 16 and older may become a voting member of the League
Support the League
We're able to continue our mission of empowering voters and defending democracy because of support from folks like you. Show your support by donating to the League of Women Voters of Washington right now!
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Seattle, WA 98101
United States
05. September 2022 · Comments Off on DNC BPI Newsletter September 2022 · Categories: Announcements

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Hello Democrats,  

September is National Voter Registration Month and with less than 10 weeks until Election Day, there is no better time to make sure our communities are ready and able to fully participate in the fast approaching midterm elections! September 20th is National Voter Registration Day and we have you covered with an activist challenge and Victory Vault spotlight to help you celebrate the day! You’ll also find rural organizing training opportunities and youth organizing resources in this month’s BPI Newsletter. 

Onward,  

Best Practices Institute


TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rural Strong Training Series
The DNC is excited to launch the Rural Strong Campaign! The Rural Strong training series will cover Messaging, Grassroots Organizing, GOTV, and Organizing Tools throughout the five-part training series. Join the upcoming session on Saturday, September 17 at 12pm ET HERE

Youth Vote Training Series

The DNC has wrapped the 2022 youth virtual training series! Thank you to all who participated. If you missed the session, don’t worry! You can still watch the recorded trainings to learn the critical skills and resources needed to organize your community ahead of the midterms! View the recorded training sessions here: 

Connect with Ariel Garayar at Youth@dnc.org for meaningful volunteer opportunities to make a difference in 2022 races in your community through the DNC’s Fair Shot Youth Program.

September Activist Challenge
Our monthly Activist Challenge is designed to build infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and organizations through grassroots engagement. Are you ready to accept the challenge, and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot?!

 It’s National Voter Registration Month! For this month’s Activist Challenge, we are challenging our #BPIFamily to register your friends, family, and neighbors as election season continues to heat up! 

 Save the Date! September 20, 2022 is National Voter Registration Day! How are you celebrating? Check out some ideas for engagement below: 

  • Reach out to your State Party, local Democratic party unit, campaign teams, and more to see what voter registration initiatives you can support this month! Find your State Party here
  • Host your own Voter Registration Event! Utilize the BPI resources linked below and check out our Victory Vault Spotlight for more resources on hosting your own Voter Registration Drive!

 Once you’ve completed the challenge, take a selfie and create a post on social media that includes the following information:

  • Your state or territory 
  • A brief explanation of how you completed this month’s challenge
  • The hashtag “#BPItraining” 
  • And don’t forget to tag “@TheDemocrats

BPI Spotlight Training

The Spotlight Training portion of the BPI Newsletter will highlight specific trainings that cover skills and concepts that are core to our work and ask you to revisit those trainings in our BPI Victory Vault. The trainings spotlighted in each month’s challenge will correlate to skill building that we believe is most relevant to the timeframe in which it is recommended, allowing participants to put their new knowledge to work right away. 

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups.

Spotlight Training: Voter Registration and Education 

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups. Happy training to all the amazing Democrats stepping up to run for office, and those who are continuously working to support their campaigns! 

BPI Victory Vault

The BPI Victory Vault contains on-demand training resources, tailored toward volunteers, community organizers, activists, and campaigns, which cover a variety of grassroots organizing skills. The BPI Victory Vault continues to grow, with new additions added periodically as resources become available. New members are added each Wednesday, and you must use a gmail account to register in order to access the BPI Victory Vault Google Drive folder. Check out our BPI Victory Vault instructions if you have trouble accessing the BPI Victory Vault once you receive your email invitation.

The BPI Victory Vault resources are meant for educational purposes only. BPI Victory Vault materials are not downloadable or shareable. Any individual interested in viewing the BPI Victory Vault resources must complete the application in order to request access. We reserve the right to remove individuals from any and all BPI resources in the event of inappropriate use.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

DNC Talent Bank

The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more.

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.


ABOUT THE BPI

Best Practices Institute

The Best Practices Institute (BPI) is the shared training department of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC). The BPI delivers training to activists and volunteers, party leaders and staff, students and youth organizers, candidates and campaign staff, constituency caucus members and community leaders, and so many more! 

BPI training topics range from field organizing to digital mobilization, data to finance, communications to compliance, and leadership development to movement building, just to name a few.

Through this vast expansion of training programs, the new BPI is building and strengthening the Democratic Party infrastructure to ensure success for years to come!


CONNECT WITH US 

  • Text “Training” to 43367 to stay updated on BPI training opportunities, and other insider DNC news! (By texting 43367, you are consenting to receive recurring and/or automated text messages and calls from the DNC. Text STOP to stop, HELP for Help. For SMS, msg & data rates may apply. Democrats.org/privacy-policy)
  • Check us out on social media by searching #BPItraining– and don’t forget to tag us in all of your training and volunteer activities! 
  • Want to be part of an online community of Democrats, get involved at the local level, and stay up to date on events happening in your state? Click HERE to join one of our many DNC Facebook groups!

Happy Training! 

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18. August 2022 · Comments Off on Ag and Rural Caucus Call to Meeting, August 2022 · Categories: Announcements, Recent Events

Ag and Rural Caucus Call To Meeting, August 2022

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85345322690?pwd=RWtLM083RkxqTVVXZ1JTK01qUWFDdz09

Courtney Flatt: A Conversation
Thursday 1830 August 18, 2022 

Courtney Flatt
Northwest Public Broadcasting; Northwest News Network


Bring your ideas, imagination and good humor

Courtney will get us started Thursday evening but then it will be up to us to keep the conversation going. This is not our usual analysis-heavy event. Befitting a warm August evening, we plan for a wide-ranging conversation. Start with ideas for stories of important or neglected local issues and then move to more speculative ideas.

Joe Pakootas, a CD 5 candidate several cycles ago, talked about his tribal bias for thinking seven generations out when thinking about public policy. This is your chance to so indulge your imagination.

Don
16 August 2022

Imagine our Futures

Put yourself in Courtney’s shoes for a moment. What do you think are the important issues for rural Washington? Then up the bar a notch or two and imagine what rural Washington will look like in twenty years – 2042. That is not so far off. What will our neighborhoods and economies look like and what will be our issues? And bring your thought experiment to our conversation with Courtney on the 18th.

Don
4 August 2022

Spumoni

August is our spumoni month. Some of us are busy in wheat harvest and haying while others are taking vacation with the kids before the start of school; some of us are spending evenings and weekends knocking on doors for our candidates, and others of us are simply keeping our heads low and looking for a respite from the heat. No flavor is quite right for everyone.

So, join us on the 18th for a spumoni-type evening with Courtney Flatt of Northwest Public Broadcasting. Courtney covers “environmental, natural resources, and energy issues in the Northwest.” Sound familiar? We will sit down – via Zoom of course – and chat with Courtney about she sees as the emerging natural resource issues of our region. I am not asking Courtney to do a presentation so much as to stimulate a conversation. I hope for a wide-ranging conversation with your ideas melding with Courtney’s in a fun exchange…kind of a spumoni ice cream sort of evening.

Please put 18 August at 6:30 pm on your calendar.

Don
31 July 2022

Join the conversation this Thursday evening.

Don
15 July 2022


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04. August 2022 · Comments Off on Message from Chair on 2022 Primary · Categories: Announcements

Just a few last words before the primary election Tuesday.

Make sure you have voted. Please check your ballot status on the Secretary of State website. Go to voter.votewa.gov to check on the status of your ballot. Enter your name and birthdate, click “submit.” On the left side of the screen, click “Ballot Status.” Scroll to the bottom of the report. It should say “accepted” if you turned it in a couple of days ago. (It takes a day or two to process.) If it doesn’t say “accepted” you should contact the county auditor’s office on Monday.

I’d like to thank all those who have put in the time to knock on doors in their precincts and other key precincts in the county, as well as those who have phone banked and text banked. Your time and effort are appreciated by the candidates. When our candidates get through to the general election, we will be needing your continued assistance.

We only have a few hours left to make our final contacts. Check in with friends and relatives to make sure that they have voted, too. The expected turnout for the primary statewide is 30-35%. With turnout that low, a few hundred votes can make the difference between making it into the general or not.

Thank you again for your support so far.

Richard Reuther

Chair, Benton County Democratic Central Committee

03. August 2022 · Comments Off on DNC BPI Newsletter August 2022 · Categories: Announcements

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Hello Democrats,  

The summer days are heating up and so is election season – we are officially less than 100 days from Election Day! There is no better time to build community and strengthen our Democratic Infrastructure! This month’s newsletter includes an exciting training opportunity for youth organizers, an Activist Challenge highlighting one of the most effective voter contact tactics, and a Victory Vault Spotlight featuring Spanish language training resources!

Onward,  

Best Practices Institute


TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Youth Vote Training Series
The DNC is launching a youth virtual training series to prepare you with the skills and resources to organize your community ahead of the midterms! Sign Up Today!

Join us Wednesdays from 7-8 PM ET/4-5 PM PT! Sessions will deep dive into the building blocks of organizing and youth contact strategies. This series is for teens, college students, and folks 35 & under.

Training Sessions:

  • Wednesday, July 27: Organize to Win (watch recording here)
  • Wednesday, August 10: Digital and Relational Organizing
  • Wednesday, August 17: Campus Training
  • Wednesday, August 24: Beyond the Campus Training

Following the completion of the boot camp, attendees will be provided meaningful volunteer opportunities to make a difference in critical 2022 races in their communities & through the DNC’s Fair Shot Youth Program. Sign Up Here!

August Activist Challenge
Our monthly Activist Challenge is designed to build infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and organizations through grassroots engagement. Are you ready to accept the challenge, and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot?!

For this month’s Activist Challenge, we are spotlighting another skill-building training from our BPI Victory Vault that is core to our work as Democratic activists and volunteers. Learn more below!

  • Spotlight Training: Complete our “Personal Story Worksheet” to practice connecting with voters through storytelling.
    • To access this training, sign up for our BPI Victory Vault (new members added each Wednesday). If you are already a member and need a refresher on how to access the BPI Victory Vault, review our instructions.
    • Once in the Victory Vault, search for the PDF document, “Personal Story Worksheet”
  • Complete your personal story worksheet, and ask a friend to do the same. After both of you have completed the worksheet, each should practice delivering their personal story using the following scenarios:
    • Scenario 1: A volunteer using their personal story to persuade a voter to vote for their candidate or issue.
    • Scenario 2: A volunteer leading their personal story to recruit a new volunteer for their campaign or organization.
    • Remember: You should have multiple versions of your personal story. Think of various ways that you have been moved to action – prepare different versions of your story that describe those calls to action, and the decisions you made as a result. Every voter, volunteer, donor, etc., is different, and so are the issues they care about. By preparing several versions of your personal story, you are ready to connect with people based on the issues they care about most. 

Once you’ve completed the challenge, take a selfie and create a post on social media that includes the following information:

  • Your state or territory 
  • A brief explanation of how you completed this month’s challenge
  • The hashtag “#BPItraining” 
  • And don’t forget to tag “@TheDemocrats

BPI Spotlight Training

The Spotlight Training portion of the BPI Newsletter will highlight specific trainings that cover skills and concepts that are core to our work and ask you to revisit those trainings in our BPI Victory Vault. The trainings spotlighted in each month’s challenge will correlate to skill building that we believe is most relevant to the timeframe in which it is recommended, allowing participants to put their new knowledge to work right away. 

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups.

Spotlight Training: Campañas con Calidad (3C) Spanish Language Training
Use our Spanish Language Training Series to build and strengthen your local organizations to ensure that your teams remain accessible to all and ready to support Democratic candidates.

  • To access this training, sign up for our BPI Victory Vault (new members added each Wednesday). If you are already a member and need a refresher on how to access the BPI Victory Vault, review our instructions.
    • Once in the Victory Vault, find the resources by opening the desired webinar or slide deck.

Check out these resources linked below:

  • Campañas Con Calidad 1: Encuadre + organización relacional (Framing and Relational Organizing)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 2: Organizando grassroots (Organizing)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 3: Tecnología de campaña (Technology)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 4: Digital (Digital)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 5: La recaudación de fondos (Fundraising)
  • Campañas Con Calided 6: Comunicaciones (Communications)

Happy training to all the amazing Democrats stepping up to run for office, and those who are tirelessly working to support their campaigns!

BPI Victory Vault

The BPI Victory Vault contains on-demand training resources, tailored toward volunteers, community organizers, activists, and campaigns, which cover a variety of grassroots organizing skills. The BPI Victory Vault continues to grow, with new additions added periodically as resources become available. New members are added each Wednesday, and you must use a gmail account to register in order to access the BPI Victory Vault Google Drive folder. Check out our BPI Victory Vault instructions if you have trouble accessing the BPI Victory Vault once you receive your email invitation.

The BPI Victory Vault resources are meant for educational purposes only. BPI Victory Vault materials are not downloadable or shareable. Any individual interested in viewing the BPI Victory Vault resources must complete the application in order to request access. We reserve the right to remove individuals from any and all BPI resources in the event of inappropriate use.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

DNC Talent Bank

The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more.

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.


ABOUT THE BPI

Best Practices Institute

The Best Practices Institute (BPI) is the shared training department of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC). The BPI delivers training to activists and volunteers, party leaders and staff, students and youth organizers, candidates and campaign staff, constituency caucus members and community leaders, and so many more! 

BPI training topics range from field organizing to digital mobilization, data to finance, communications to compliance, and leadership development to movement building, just to name a few.

Through this vast expansion of training programs, the new BPI is building and strengthening the Democratic Party infrastructure to ensure success for years to come!


CONNECT WITH US 

  • Text “Training” to 43367 to stay updated on BPI training opportunities, and other insider DNC news! (By texting 43367, you are consenting to receive recurring and/or automated text messages and calls from the DNC. Text STOP to stop, HELP for Help. For SMS, msg & data rates may apply. Democrats.org/privacy-policy)
  • Check us out on social media by searching #BPItraining– and don’t forget to tag us in all of your training and volunteer activities! 
  • Want to be part of an online community of Democrats, get involved at the local level, and stay up to date on events happening in your state? Click HERE to join one of our many DNC Facebook groups!

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