02. June 2023 · Comments Off on National Democratic Training – June 2, 2023 · Categories: Announcements, Recent Events

Happy Pride Month and solidarity to our friends in the LGBTQIA+ community!

This Pride Month, we can’t help but think about the origins of Pride. The Stonewall Riots, the lightning rod moment that initiated Pride as we know it, began with the first brick thrown by Marsha P. Johnson, a proud Black transgender woman. The actions of those at Stonewall were intentionally hyper-visible, combatting the discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people that often made them invisible.

This month, we’ll spotlight partners like LGBTQ+ Victory Fund in the Democratic political space who elevate LGBTQIA+ voices. Check back every Friday to learn more about the leaders making LGBTQIA+ representation and empowerment happen.

NDTC Expert Q&A: NDTC Expert Q&A: Pride in Focus (Transgender & Nonbinary Campaign Experiences)
Thursday, June 15 at 1pm ET

Alongside our partners at LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, NDTC invites you to a panel discussion on the unique challenges and considerations of transgender and nonbinary Democratic candidates.

We’re thrilled to have Colorado State Rep. Brianna Titone, the state’s first openly trangender woman in office, as one of our panelists. She and fellow panelists will share their own experiences, tips they’ve learned along the way, and more. Don’t forget to bring your questions, as you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own.

Don't Forget: NDTC National Candidate Bootcamp Field Deep Dive
TOMORROW, June 3 from 12pm to 5pm ET

In partnership with our friends at LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, we present our So You Want to Run for Office introductory training with a special focus on candidates who identity as LGBTQIA+. We welcome and encourage anyone who is even just considering running for office..

One of the best ways to combat right-wing attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community is ensuring that LGBTQIA+ voices are centered and prioritized. This work can begin with a candidacy for office, where you’ll talk to neighbors, elevate issues that affect you, and build coalitions of support. On the fence? Register and learn more in this one-hour overview of the entire process!

Running in a Red District
Monday, June 5 at 1pm ET

Deciding to run in a conservative district or area is a bold statement in and of itself. Through this opportunity, you’ll come to find like-minded neighbors and supporters who truly want their voices heard.

Learn more about relational organizing and how to employ it in the field when you live in a predominantly red area.

Calculating Your Vote Goal
Tuesday, June 6 at 1pm ET

We’re confident telling you there’s one number that rises above the rest in terms of importance on the trail: your vote goal.

All of your field efforts branch out from your vote goal. By figuring out this number and deciding how to actually use it, you can most effectively target voters and make a plan. Our experts recommend getting this training under your belt before getting started on any other field components, so register right away!

How to Build a Political Campaign Field Plan
Thursday, June 8 at 1pm ET

Once you learn to calculate your vote goal, it’s time to flesh out a campaign field plan. Intended for any leader or volunteer in a campaign, local party, or an advocacy organization, this training will review the key components in a field plan.

Plus, get tips and expertise on operationalizing your plan once it’s laid out. This training is super important heading into the rest of the month’s topics, so don’t miss out.