I received this e-mail from the national Democracy for America group, one of the many causes I support and wish I was more involved with but sadly am not…Don’t let the same thing happen to you. (I love you, Howard Dean!)
It takes three things to win elections — good candidates, good campaigns, and you.
We’ve already trained over 1,100 activists and candidates in 13 states this year and now we’re excited to announce the return of DFA Night School as a free online resource for progressive campaigns across the country.
Since it was created in 2006, DFA Night School has helped 31,382 activists write field plans, organize precincts, raise money and get out the vote. This August and September we’ll be organizing weekly trainings on our brand new interactive video-based platform that will focus on how we can get our supporters back to the polls in 2010.
Currently, the DFA online Night School, which is all free btw, offers 6 one-time sessions dating from August 18th until September 22nd, all at 8:30 pm EST. The topics include: Messaging for Progressives, Mobilizing Key Constituencies, Creating a Positive Campaign Culture, and more. (http://www.democracyforamerica.com/pages/2428-nightschool_2010)
Now, while these workshops are intended for “progressives”, that term is just about flexible enough to refer to anyone who wants to change things for the better, so don’t let it scare you off. It doesn’t matter whether you want to go into politics or not, are liberal or conservative, or even follow the news or focus on staying out of it– these workshops are open to EVERYONE, and they seem like they’ll be interesting one way or another; if you do not learn from them, at least they will give you food for thought, or for laughter.
SO, go check out the site (once again, http://www.democracyforamerica.com/pages/2428-nightschool_2010) and look into those workshops and OH YEAH, while you’re at it, send in your RSVP to the similarly-minded Campus Camp Wellstone event we will be conducting on our very own campus, September 25th and 26th, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146495518696124&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=146495518696124&ref=ts!