Training Events Coming up!

The following are training events coming up hosted by various groups to start our summer of action for the November election.

Beto: https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/

Once you've watched the call, please sign up for some of the upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Blue Horizon Events:


Texas Democratic Groups

Join us on Zoom for our 2022 Summer Training Series on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm.

Sessions will be relevant to local Democratic Party leaders, campaign staff/volunteer leaders, and for activists looking to organize and mobilize around the 2022 election. These sessions are designed to be a series, so while missing a session doesn't preclude you from joining subsequent sessions, we have designed each session to build off of the previous ones.

Be sure to sign up for each that is relevant to you/your work:

* Indicates sessions that we encourage people who are new to this work to prioritize.

** Indicates sessions that are only relevant to County Party leaders

6/9 Part 1: Organizing Strategy Introduction (5:30-6:30 PM CST)

6/9 Part 2: Election Worker Appointments (6:30-7:00 PM CST)*

6/14- Tech that Supports Organizing

6/16- Texting as an Organizing Tool

6/23-Using Stories to Connect*

Dawna Hubert of North Texas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) comes on July 28th to speak to WoW Dems about how our LGBTQ youth and families are affected by the hate policies that have been prevalent.

https://www.galanorthtexas.org

Member meeting 6:30-7pm ($30 annually - wowdems.org/join) General meeting 7pm-8pm

Want to do something concrete to fight voter suppression?

Learn to register Democrats, the Field Team 6 way! It's the #1 most direct, effective way to swing elections – and it's also incredibly fun.

We'll introduce you to Field Team 6, let you in on all the secrets of successful voter registration, and answer all your questions. You'll leave the call fired up, and knowing everything you need to lead your own voter drive!

NOTE: Time listed is Central, but just to be abundantly clear, this event will be taking place at 430pm Pacific/630pm Central.

Democratic Party - https://events.democrats.org/

We might have cracked the nut on texting! We're calling it BYOP or Bring Your Own Phone.

What is BYOP textbanking? Instead of raising money to pay for expensive, easy to use texting software, we're making texting available using slightly awkward, but still pretty easy technology. You’ll actually be using your computer not your cell phone, but you’ll use your cellular data plan or a Google Voice number you set up.

You will need to set two things up on your computer before attending our Field Team 6 BYOP Boot Camp. This document gives links to both items: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RQeU1Z9YVpnqI0dLFD7CV2HBEgP--R2-OfGITkfd34g/edit?usp=sharing

  1. ActionID. You may already have one if you phone or text banked with Field Team 6 in the past.

  2. Texting software that allows you to send text messages directly from your computer, using your cell phone carrier’s plan.

When you have both items ready, please register for Boot Camp!

Step right up on Thursdays, 4:00 PT! We'll be registering new Democrats in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Texas, and CA-22 (formerly CA-21). Let's get Democrats elected up and down the ballot!

We will train you up and set you loose! If you are tech-challenged, you might want to sit this one out as we work out the kinks.

THIS EVENT IS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN RURAL AREAS

Join this special training to be in community with other volunteers across the country from rural areas. We'll be joined in conversation with Teresa Purcell, the DNC's Senior Advisor for Rural Engagement.

Expand your organizing toolbox and join our inaugural Social Ambassador program.

Be part of organizing across social media platforms to amplify facts, combat disinformation, and be trained on everything from storytelling techniques to the most current messaging priorities for Democrats.

THIS EVENT IS RESERVED FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

Join this special training to be in community with other women of color across the country.

Expand your organizing toolbox and join our inaugural Social Ambassador program.

Be part of organizing across social media platforms to amplify facts, combat disinformation, and be trained on everything from storytelling techniques to the most current messaging priorities for Democrats.

THIS EVENT IS RESERVED FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

Join this special training to be in community with other folks of color across the country.

Expand your organizing toolbox and join our inaugural Social Ambassador program.

Be part of organizing across social media platforms to amplify facts, combat disinformation, and be trained on everything from storytelling techniques to the most current messaging priorities for Democrats.

Join the Democrats' National Organize Everywhere Text Team with this training!

By the end of this live Zoom training, you will be familiar with the values, tools, and methods we use to message Democratic voters and supporters, as well as the steps required to join our Digital Text Team in our goal of expanding our majorities in Congress, and helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022.

Because of new tools and processes, this training is mandatory for all new DNC Organize Everywhere Text Team members.

Join the DNC Call Crew for our Zoom-based phone bank! We will get together on Zoom, talk about the calls we are making, and get started!

To learn more about hosting a Voter Registration Friend Bank, visit our Voter Registration Friend Bank Toolkit Here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Gf67-A8jBZUpp1zFOnWUxlJQlxAut-mxIleQ4LE12Y/edit?usp=sharing

In this Zoom-based training we'll teach you how to make calls and get your questions answered through our amazing online community. After training, during our calling hours, you'll be able to schedule shifts on the hour or stop by to call when it's most convenient for you.

We're back again - Doors are open for Advocacy and Activism!

Join the Biden-Harris NewsWatch: Showcasing the major events of the Age of Biden-Harris: Travel-Dining-Music-Movies-Books-Breaking News

We are excited to see you there!

The Democrats are introducing Track to '22, an eight-week virtual boot camp, to prepare you and other Democrats with the skills and resources to organize your community and to mobilize voters across the country ahead of the midterms. Sessions will be hosted virtually every Saturday and recordings will be available for those who are unable to attend in real-time. With less than 200 days until Election Day every phone call, text message, online conversation, and voter registered is critical.

Sessions will deep dive into the building blocks of organizing, advanced voter contact strategies, and community organizing skills you can take with you year over year. Track to ‘22 is for everyone, whether you're looking to get involved for the first time, sharpen your organizing chops, show up as a better grassroots activist in your community, or take on a leadership role.

Come join us Wednesday at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT or 7:00 pm ET/ 4:00 pm PT!

Join us as we take a deep dive into our Toolkits. You will learn how to use our toolkits, how to post your event to mobilize, and how to engage and serve your community.

Phone bank training for those who speak Spanish, how to do it and so forth

Expand your organizing toolbox and join our inaugural Social Ambassador program.

Be part of organizing across social media platforms to amplify facts, combat disinformation.

Whether you're just getting started and want to know the most relevant content to share on your own SOCIAL MEDIA handles or you're an experienced content creator, this is the program for you!

Community organizing focuses on the most important tools at our disposal: our relationships and our ability to talk with one another about things that matter.

THIS EVENT IS RESERVED FOR MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

Join this special training to be in community with other volunteers across the country from the LGBTQ+ community. We'll be joined in conversation with Sam Alleman, the DNC's Coalition's Director of LGBTQ+ Outreach.

Expand your organizing toolbox and join our Social Ambassador program.

Be part of organizing across social media platforms to amplify facts, combat disinformation, and be trained on everything from storytelling techniques to the most current messaging priorities for Democrats.

Join Blue Victory 2022 for our weekly Open Chat + Q&A where our community can discuss democratic campaigns and causes. We can also try to answer your general political, policy, campaign and organizing questions.

If you would like to check out our weekly Blue Victory War Room briefings sign up to join us starting at 6pm: https://tinyurl.com/bluevictorymobilizemondays (same zoom link)

Blue Victory Event Host Jim McBride is a member of the DNC's "Organize Everywhere" Community Organizing Program and Swing Left's Virginia Action Team. He previously served as a Community Leader with the Biden-Harris "Communities United" Program focused on mobilizing grassroots networks from DC/MD/VA and beyond.

Join our Blue Victory 2022 weekly briefing on democratic campaigns and causes for activists and volunteers nationwide!

During this time of crisis for Ukraine caused by Vladmir Putin which former President Donald Trump calls an act of "genius" this is a great opportunity to rally behind President Biden as he seeks to UNITE the nation in defense of democracy at home and abroad.

That also means we need to UNITE as a "big tent" party to build bridges and work together to steer public opinion back toward supporting President Biden and Members of Congress who will face tough re-election fights this year.

Hey Blue Warriors! If you're interested in helping build our 2022 Team please sign up and join our next meeting.

Strategy Summit Topics:

  • Communication & Messaging (what information and talking points are campaigns, organizations and activists using and what is working and not working)

  • Organizing & Outreach (what methods of communication are campaigns, organizations and activists using and what is working and not working)

  • Leadership & Management (what types of culture and structure are campaigns, organizations and activists using and what is working and not working)

  • Strategic Organizing & Advocacy (how are we helping implement and advocating for campaigns and organizations to use the practices that are working)

Fill out the Blue Victory Member Survey: https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMemberSurvey

With your help we can engage voters, recruit volunteers and build teamwork in the democratic eco-system nationwide!

Blue Victory Event Host Jim McBride is a member of the DNC's "Organize Everywhere" Community Organizing Program and Swing Left's Virginia Action Team. He previously served as a Community Leader with the Biden-Harris "Communities United" Program focused on mobilizing grassroots networks from the DC/MD/VA National Capital Region and beyond.

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Build Bridges for America - https://www.mobilize.us/buildbridges4am/

Building Bridges is an all-volunteer, nationwide group that mobilizes and empowers networks of relational grassroots organizers to support campaigns and causes based in progressive values. Learn more at www.buildingbridgesforamerica.com & give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube.

Join us for a review of basic civics.

We cover topics from how a bill becomes a law to who your representatives are to when elections are held and so much more.

Grab the Workbook and Slides here

https://www.buildingbridgesforamerica.com/courses/civics-for-everyone

The Civics Series

Sign up for the second course in the series, Civics for Change, at https://www.mobilize.us/buildbridges4am/event/375541/.

Organize smarter.

Learn how to identify and make a plan to advocate for issues important to you and your organization. We will identify issues, who to contact, what to message, and how to deliver your message to the key stakeholders.

**There is an accompanying workbook for this session with activities to help you identify your issues and who to contact.

Grab the Workbook and Slides here

https://www.buildingbridgesforamerica.com/courses/civics-for-change

The Civics Series

Sign up for the first course in the series, Civics For Everyone, at https://www.mobilize.us/buildbridges4am/event/398890/.

Learn how to host a grassroots event!

We will be discussing different types of events (virtual and in-person) you can host to organize and get the message out. We will include resources for event hosting, promotion, and organizing your team.

Grab Resources here

https://www.buildingbridgesforamerica.com/team-resources


This course is part of the Team Series.

Sign up for the rest of the Team Series:


Get comfortable with making that hard ask for volunteers and fundraising.

It's time to build your confidence to connect with people and ask them to join your group or campaign and to donate. This session and accompanying workbook will give you the practice you need so you can connect with all voters and donors.

Grab the Workbook and Slides here

https://www.buildingbridgesforamerica.com/courses/making-the-hard-ask


The Power Series

Millions of eligible US voters live, work or serve away from their home state. American citizens can vote in their home state no matter where they are, but they need encouragement to do it.


We send non-partisan messages, inviting people to vote and giving basic information.

We will provide a Q&A, sample text and an address list. Volunteers will provide, postcards, stamps and their passion & creativity!

Games & Postcards to Voters!

Come join us on Zoom as we play a game, socialize with vo

lunteers from across the country and write postcards (and occasional text banking) to support our Roadmap for Progress candidates running for local and state offices! Several times a month our candidates come for a Q & A so that our volunteers can meet them and go volunteer with confidence! We provide the address packets and information sheets on our endorsed candidate(s); you provide postcards and stamps.

Learn more about our Roadmap for Progress program at https://www.buildingbridgesforamerica.com/roadmap-for-progress.

Request an Address Packet

Go to https://forms.gle/t1QqKqRTp1UZTSLS8 to request your address packets and candidate info sheet(s) before movie night. Volunteers provide their own postcards and stamps.

DEM-A-PALOOZA (Writing for Change) Join us as we listen to a great sound track or a musical guest performance and write letters for various social causes or campaigns.

We will provide suggested text and we'll brainstorm creative letter writing ideas. You will provide cards or letter writing supplies, stamps & your passion and energy!

Upon registering, you will receive an RSVP email that includes instructions and suggested text for your letter or postcard that's ready for you to personalize and mail to your public officials.

On a day this June 2022, you may wake up to your fundamental right to choose gone. The battle cry for safe access to abortion care was one our mothers and grandmothers rose up and made the law of the land for 50 years. We must rise up again.

Join our discussion on ways to unite and prepare to answer the call that will define our lifetimes.

Our panelists will include our endorsed candidates from states that currently have GOP-majority legislatures. The list of invitees will be announced by June 4th.

NDTC (National Democratic Training Committee)

For this month’s Trainer Talks, our three experts are diving in deep to the strategies needed to establish a connection with the audiences you’ll encounter on the campaign trail. The message you’ll use for a fundraising event will look different than the one used for a rally at a factory, and that’s okay! What matters most is knowing how to tailor your message while sticking to your core values and story of self.

This event is interactive, and we encourage you to bring your questions for these three expert trainers. All come with extensive on-the-ground messaging and communications experience.

A recommended, but not required course to complete prior to this event is Political Campaign Messaging Basics. <- just a short course you can do before the event

Join leaders from across the country to:

  • Learn how to talk about tough issues on the campaign trail

  • Get answers to your top questions during live panels and Q&As with Democratic party leaders and elected officials.

  • Collaborate and connect with other passionate Democratic leaders and fellow learners throughout the nation.


Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Monday, June 13th 2022 from 1-2pm ET for a free virtual live training on “So You Want to Run For Office?” Whether you’re running for office, working on a campaign, or building your local party’s or organization’s infrastructure, you need to connect with your voters. We’re here to help! How can you do this when you can’t meet in person?


You will learn the following in this training:

  • Understand the steps necessary to run for office

  • Explain best practices for choosing which office to run for

  • Identify what support you’ll need from your team

  • Prepare for sharing your decision to run with friends and family

  • Please note that each “So You Want to Run for Office?” training is limited capacity to increase opportunities for discussion and participation. If this session is full or doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find a list of upcoming sessions HERE.

A recommended (but not required) (course) for this training is So You Think You Want To Run?

You will learn the following in this training:

  1. Discuss the importance of volunteers on a political campaign

  2. Review the components of a strong campaign message

  3. Introduce best practices for training volunteers

  4. Identify opportunities for volunteers to share the campaign’s message

A recommended (but not required) (course) for this training is How to Craft a Core Political Campaign Message.

You will learn the following in the training:

  1. Explain the purpose of a candidate stump speech

  2. Name the components of a strong candidate stump speech

  3. Practice identifying strong examples of a candidate stump speech

A recommended (not required) course to take in our Online Academy is Story of Self: Sharing Your Story.

You will learn the following in the training:

  1. Explain the story of self framework

  2. Understand why you may need to tailor you story to specific voters

  3. Recognize how to tailor your story

A recommended (but not required) (course) for this training is Using Personal Stories to Connect.

We’re receiving and decoding messages constantly. From Instagram campaigns to ads on the metro, we prioritize messages that mean something to us. Campaigns must compete with the many messages voters see and hear daily. Not only that, but a campaign’s message must be strong enough to inspire action!

Join Kelly to discuss the hallmarks of powerful, coherent campaign messaging. Your story of self and stump speech are just a few of the aspects of building a solid message. Finally, get your questions answered about crafting a message that recruits volunteers, brings people to call time, and most importantly, gets your voters to the polls.

A recommended, but not required course to complete prior to this event is How to Craft a Core Political Campaign Message.

This document gives you tips for what to do before, during, and after a Kelly Q&A to get the most out of the event.

You will learn the following in this training:

  1. Recognize Precinct Chair Responsibilities

  2. Discuss Non-Electoral Organizing in Your Precinct

  3. Understand Tactics to Maintain and Engage Precinct Members after Election Day

A recommended (but not required) (course) for this training is Member Recruitment and Retention for Local Democratic Parties.

You will learn the following in the training:

  1. Explain the purpose of a candidate stump speech

  2. Name the components of a strong candidate stump speech

  3. Practice identifying strong examples of a candidate stump speech

A recommended (not required) course to take in our Online Academy is Story of Self: Sharing Your Story.

If you’re part of your local Democratic party’s leadership, campaign staff, or candidate, this training is just for you! We’re here to help.

You will learn the following in the training:

  1. Define peer-to-peer texting

  2. Discuss why peer-to-peer texting is an effective campaign tool

  3. Introduce specific opportunities to utilize peer-to-peer texting

  4. Explain the components of a strong peer-to-peer texting program

A recommended (but not required) (course) for this training is Texting for Campaigns.

You will learn the following in the training:

  1. Explain how to identify a campaign crisis

  2. Define types of campaign crises

  3. Introduce best practices for addressing campaign crises

  4. Practice brainstorming responses to a crisis scenario

A recommended (not required) course to take in our Online Academy is Political Campaign Messaging Basics.

LGBTQIA+ folks have made great strides in the past few years to increase representation in elected office, meaning more visibility and solidarity behind the issues that affect LGBTQIA+ folks day in and day out. From 2019 to 2020 alone, the number of elected LGBTQIA+ folks in office jumped 21%.

This momentum is no doubt incredible, though we must pay homage to the work of those who came before us, like Marsha P. Johnson throwing the first brick at Stonewall to ACT UP activists fighting for control of their healthcare. We can both celebrate progress while honoring the often overlooked histories of LGBTQIA+ political participation.

And one way for the legacy of these activists to endure is through even more LGBTQIA+ running for office. We invite any LGBTQIA+ identifying folks to join this special edition of our So You Want to Run for Office training, which will cover how to make this big decision with a unique focus on how your identity can play a role in this process.

This training is encouraged for prospective and early-stage candidates running for any office.


You will learn the following in this training:

  • Understand the steps necessary to run for office

  • Explain best practices for choosing which office to run for

  • Identify what support you’ll need from your team

  • Prepare for sharing your decision to run with friends and family

  • Please note that each “So You Want to Run for Office?” training is limited capacity to increase opportunities for discussion and participation. If this session is full or doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find a list of upcoming sessions HERE.

A recommended (but not required) course for this training is So You Think You Want To Run?

You will learn the following in this training:

  1. Name the components of a strong script

  2. Identify the types of political campaign scripts

  3. Understand how to tailor scripts to a specific political campaign or event

A recommended (but not required) (course) for this training is Get Out the Vote.


2020 Victorious! | Communities United. - https://www.mobilize.us/2020victorious/

They scheduled these by the week so check the mobilize link for the group for new events.

2020 Victorious! | Communities United is proud to launch a Virtual Reading Collections featuring the work of national-international experts, intellectual scholars and knowledgeable leaders. We will feature the issues that are classified as national priorities and national proposals with a mission-intent for a plan of action.


National Priorities and National Proposals Reading-Book Collections:

  • June-July 2022 - Mass Shootings and Gun Violence: What we can do to prevent more deaths

  • July-August 2022 - Preventing Voter Suppression: Protecting-Securing Voting Rights

Other Democratic Groups


Black Voters Matter's Digital Campaigns presents Power Fridays: It's Giving Empower Vibes. Black Voters are getting geared up to Get out the BLACK vote in 2022 but we understand that we must organize to build power. That's why every other Friday, we'll get together to talk Relational Organizing Strategy (featuring Organizing Empowerment) and how Black Voters will be pivotal in the outcome of the midterms.

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