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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Training opportunities for progressives

Readers, if you'd like to hone your campaign skills, learn more about effective political organizing, and discover what a successful get out the vote effort takes, we urge you to sign up for one or both of the following training opportunities:

Democracy for America (DFA) Regional Grassroots Training:
The Darcy Burner for Congress campaign, the 8th CD Democrats and the Eastside DFA invite you to join with us in a national DFA grassroots training for activists, both new and experienced. Democracy for America training is known to be both excellent and fun. This is the first time in two years that DFA has conducted training in the Northwest and we expect folks from Oregon and Idaho as well as from all over Washington State to participate.

With this training, we want to develop grassroots organizers at every level from neighborhood leaders to campaign staff to lay the groundwork to elect a Democratic President and to elect Darcy Burner, Christine Gregoire, Peter Goldmark, George Fearing, Larry Larocco, and other Democrats up and down the ticket.
This multi-day training will be held on February 23rd and 24th in Kent. Participants are asked to contribute $60 to help offset the event costs. Signing up is easy - just head on over to Democracy for America's website.

Wellstone Action Advanced Campaign and Candidate School:
This intensive three-day training is designed for individuals with past electoral experience who want to take their poltical organizing skills to the next level and candidates who are currently running for office. Our trainers teach the fundamentals of winning campaigns, building the skills of a new generation of campaign managers and developing leaders and professionals for long-term involvement in the progressive movement.
The Advanced Campaign and Candidate School is coming to Seattle on April 25th, 2008. Those interested in attending should e-mail ben (at) wellstone (dot) org. Campaign managers should include a resume and indicate what race they are currently working on. Candidates should include background on your candidacy and a link to their campaign website.


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