Build Blue Week: Preparing Democrats to Win the Future - NDTC

NDTC and its partners know that in order to win in future election cycles, Democrats must build blue across the country. This means providing the campaign training, and resources that Democratic candidates, staff, and local leaders need to win.

If you took part in Build Blue Week 2021, you know how game-changing these panels truly are. The insight, on-the-ground knowledge, and tools shared during our programming are invaluable to any campaign. This year we’ve upped the engagement factor by adding special, focused Q&As at the end of each event! Come with your questions and hear from Democratic leaders across the nation.

What You’ll Learn

“This unprecedented opportunity gives Democrats the skills they need to win elections, but also learn from, connect with, and get their questions answered by leaders of the Democratic party,” –Laura Petrolino, NDTC Marketing Director.

Through our expert insights, you’ll learn how to:

  • Talk about tough issues on the campaign trail.
  • Collaborate and connect with other passionate Democratic leaders and fellow learners throughout the nation.
  • Gain valuable insight from Q&As with Democratic party leaders.
  • And much, much more!

The Time is Now

Our second Build Blue Week comes at a time when our country is reckoning with the injustices of its past and the inequities of its present. This series empowers Democrats and Progressives to tap into our collective power of change to build a new era of politics for today and the many years to come.

“We are a country in need of forward-thinking and diverse leaders. People in communities across the nation, in roles big and small, are willing to step up and help us build an America we all can believe in. The future is now. It’s being created in every neighborhood daily…Build Blue Week empowers every American willing to step up to lead with the tools and training they need to build us all a brighter tomorrow.” — Anthony Robinson, NDTC Political Director

Together we will learn, together we will win, and together we will Build Blue!

Build Blue Week takes place from June 6-10th 2022, and a schedule of our programming is included below. Elected officials and Democratic party leaders for each panel will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for more details. Click here to register today!.  

Monday, June 6th

Real Talk About…Messaging that wins in 2022.

[1:00pm – 2:00pm EST]

2022 campaigns must navigate an America dealing with multiple complex and highly divisive issues. Engaging an exhausted and polarized electorate means communicating in a manner that unites voters through mutual values and shared visions for the future.

We launch Build Blue week focused on the key messaging points 2022 campaigns must use as the foundation for their communications efforts. Our panelists will provide clear talking points and messaging insight your campaign can take immediately and put into action to win the hearts, minds, and votes of voters.

Tuesday, June 7th

Racial Justice Panel with Q&A

[1:00pm – 2:15pm EST]

Racial justice needs to be much more than just a buzzword for your campaign. It needs to be the soul of your campaign culture, messaging strategy, voter engagement efforts, and more.

This panel takes a deep dive into what racial justice really means for 2022 campaigns. Learn how your campaign can work to dismantle racism and inequity as part of your overall campaign plan, as well as how you can authentically discuss racial justice with the goal of uniting your community around this important issue.

Wednesday, June 8th

LGBTQIA+ Rights Panel with Q&A

[1:00pm – 2:15pm EST]

Rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially trans people, take center stage this election cycle. Even if your community hasn’t been targeted specifically with discriminatory, hate-infused legislation, all campaigns must address and join the fight to protect the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community across the country.

During this panel, our experts discuss LGBTQIA+ rights and the approaches you can take to capture voter interest, discuss equality and gender identity, and respond to common questions or disinformation that will arise on the campaign trail.

Thursday, June 9th

Reproductive Rights Panel

[1:00pm – 2:15pm EST]

With the recent wave of draconian state laws targeting Roe v. Wade, it’s now more important than ever to proactively affirm reproductive freedom for everyone. Whether you are a candidate, a campaign staffer, or a local leader, it is important to understand the current status of access to reproductive healthcare in communities across the country and how  attacks on these rights affect those in your community.

This panel discusses how to discuss access to reproductive health rights with voters by holding values-based conversations rooted in empathy. Panelists will discuss how you can combat anti-choice rhetoric and work to preserve access to reproductive rights in your community.

Friday, June 10th.

Building a Pro-Worker Economy Panel with Q&A

[1:00pm – 2:15pm EST]

What’s good for American workers is good for America. Democrats have worked hard to keep worker’s rights a priority as our country navigated an economic crisis. However, there is so much more to be done. 

So how do you talk to voters about the importance of worker’s rights and pro-labor legislation? Join our union leaders as they share useful facts and stats surrounding the labor movement. You’ll also learn talking points that can fuel your pro-work campaign messages and strategy.

Get Ready for Build Blue Week 

NDTC is so excited to host the second-ever Build Blue Week! Thank you to our partners for making this event possible: The Democratic National Committee, Run For Something, SEIU, AFSCME, ActBlue and Emerge

Registration is now open for Build Blue Week! Click here to reserve your spot, and don’t forget to stay tuned for more updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram!


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