Staff Academy

Do you want to work on campaigns? Do you dream of a chance to start a career in Democratic politics?

The NDTC Staff Academy is a program designed to recruit, train, and place new staff on Democratic campaigns across the country, with an emphasis of expanding opportunities for people of color, women, and non-binary individuals.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: A’Shanti Gholar

To commemorate National Women’s History Month 2020 NDTC wanted to spotlight remarkable women who work in politics. A’shanti F. Gholar serves as the president of Emerge, an organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office. In this role, she leads the organization and steers its overall…

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If you want to be a doctor, you go to medical school. If you want to run for office or work on campaigns, you go to NDTC.

Jay Inslee Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA)

When we think about what’s happening in 2018, the story that will be told is that a generation of organizers have been created, supported, and trained. That’s because of the National Democratic Training Committee.

Michael Blake Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee

I decided to challenge my sitting congressman after he cast a vote that would have made it harder for people with pre-existing conditions to buy health insurance. Since I launched my campaign for Congress more than a year ago, I’ve won my primary, outraised my opponent and polls are show us nearly tied. The National Democratic Training Committee’s support and training courses have been invaluable throughout this process.

Lauren Underwood United States Representative (IL-14), September 2018

The National Democratic Training Committee is an effective tool to win elections; We’ll get better candidates and better results. This is the tool the party needs to win more local elections.

Dick Durbin United States Senator, Illinois

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