01. October 2023 · Comments Off on National Democratic Training – Newsletter – October 1, 2023 · Categories: Announcements

October is an exciting month for the National Democratic Training Committee: we Build Blue, hit major milestones, and get excited — no, really! — for 2024.

Please read on for some important updates and to see how you can participate in your community, or consider a donation to help make our work possible.

National Democratic Training Committee

We’ve been saying this over and over, folks. There are no off years, and there is always work to be done! Here are a few updates on the progress we’ve made so far:

We’ve trained over 100,000 Democrats!!!!!

That’s something to celebrate, and we couldn’t be prouder.

In 3 and a half years, we’ve seen a dramatic 525% increase in learners, with 9,149 new learners this year. Access to our online academy continuously expands and there is truly no limit on what NDTC learners can do across the country.

We’re empowering EVERYONE to make a difference!

It’s official: 2023 will have the highest percentage of women and people of color candidates/trainees in NDTC history! We expect that number to grow as we lower the barrier to entry by providing our training for free, giving everyone the tools to make a difference in their communities.

And we bring RESULTS!

NDTC has secured victories for Democrats up and down the ballot with 160 primary wins in key states like New York, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Oregon. NDTC continues to offer resources and support to those candidates as they head forward to the general election this November, and we are thrilled and excited to celebrate victories this fall!

Looking ahead to 2024:

Success in 2024 and beyond starts right now by training candidates, campaign staff, and local leaders on the ground. In the past six months, NDTC has held in-person trainings with partners in Kansas, Indiana, Virginia, Mississippi, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. We’re putting in work right now to build next year’s blue wave!

We are tremendously excited to share the following events that are a part of our exciting Build Blue Week taking place in the first week of October.

The events will feature a diverse and representative lineup of elected officials, top campaign experts, and leaders of Democratic organizations to provide the tools, training, and first-hand experience needed to help you successfully run for office and further Democratic values in your community. More information on events can be found below, we hope you can join us!

Down Ballot Up Ticket: How Democrats Win in 2024
October 2, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Monday’s event will cover how to build power at the local level. Having fantastic Democratic candidates running for the local school board, town council or other elected position will not only make a difference at the local level itself, but also improves voter turnout for the races at the top of the ticket.

Cultivating Local Donors for Long Term Change
October 3, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

On Tuesday we will be covering best practices regarding donor engagement. Learning how to engage local donors not only sets you up for success this election season, but also helps create the infrastructure to drive the blue wave for decades to come.

Coalition Building for Community Change
October 4, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Our training on Wednesday covers the importance of working with the amazing organizations that already exist in your community. Our panel of proven coalition builders will explain the process of engaging, energizing and organizing the networks in your community that are already motivated to seek progressive change.

Messages That Connect: Local Issues and National Narratives
October 5, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Our final event on Thursday covers the importance of messaging not only national issues, but local issues specific to your community as well. This training will prepare you for how best to message to voters on the issues that impact them in their day-to-day lives.