Attend the 2018 Campaign Training Program of the Candidate Development Academy
A free program sponsored by the Democratic Road Forward PAC* : May 12 – July 21, 2018
The 2018 Campaign Training Program provides free training for Democrats running at every level of office, from school board to Congress, as well as people who want to work behind the scenes to help Democrats win elections. It’s also great training for political activists and party leaders.
The Campaign Training sessions will be held twice-monthly from May 12 to July 21, with primary focus on the 2019 elections. All sessions are held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Conference Center in Albemarle County, Virginia.
All Campaign Training sessions are free and open to Democrats who are interested in running for office or working on campaigns.You do not have to attend all sessions to participate in the Campaign Training program.
This is a ten-month plan to educate, organize and advocate in order to build momentum in support of a Virginia constitutional amendment to reform redistricting.
This campaign will kick off on March 4, 2018 for an afternoon of action in downtown Richmond, complete with comprehensive training sessions, dynamic rally speakers, networking and entertainment.
Please consider contacting your precinct captains (located on our website) or by emailing the co-chairs, if you would like to volunteer with us to do some preliminary neighborhood canvassing before the campaigns get going.
Volunteering are the actions our democracy is built upon.
In a time when anyone, anywhere, can put anything online whether it is true or false (or somewhere in between), and those who speak for the White House deal in “alternative facts,” how do we figure out what/who to trust as a source of information?
On February 18, 2017, at the monthly Democratic breakfast, Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor in UVA’s Department of Media Studies, moderated a panel with deep and wide experience in media, news and journalism:
Wendy Zomparelli, former publisher of the Roanoke Times
Brian Wheeler, executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow
Bo Sacks, president/publisher of Precision Media Group
Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor of Slate
Our thanks to the panelists for their permission to video-record their talk and share it.
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.