January How to Run for Office FAQ

NDTC Staff Answers Your Questions in the January Office Hours

Are you thinking about running for office or in the beginning stages of your campaign? There are probably a million questions buzzing around in your head (and that actually won’t change much as your campaign progresses).  Have no fear! We’ve got your back. NDTC Director of Online Trainings Rose Clouston answered trainees’ questions about how to run for office on [...]

February 7th, 2019

Requirements to Run for Public Office as a Democrat

State-by-State Information Guide for Progressive Candidates

There are many hoops to jump through between having the thought “I should run for office” and punching a hole in a ballot with your name on it. First, you have to think about the issues you’re passionate about and figure out which office most directly affects those issues. But even before you go through those steps, many people first [...]

January 25th, 2019

How to Run for Office: Keep Your Message Local

Focus on the people getting you into office: your voters.

We get it. It is so easy to get distracted on the campaign trail. When you’re talking about the same issues every single day, it’s tempting to go on a tirade about the current administration or your opinions on our relations with Russia. Resist the temptation! Focus on your campaign message. But if you do give in, here’s one piece of [...]

January 25th, 2018

How to Run for Office: Developing Good Digital Content

How do we define “good content”?

If you’ve taken the NDTC Digital course (online or live), you know we encourage candidates to focus when it comes to creating a social media presence for their campaigns. Do one, do it well. For most people, that means have a presence on Facebook. With all the changes Facebook has been making, it’s only natural that many people are nervous [...]

January 24th, 2018

How to Run for Office: Social Media Tips

5 Ways to Create an Engaging Social Media Presence for your Campaign

If you’re not on social media, you’re missing a HUGE opportunity to engage supporters, spread your message, and build your persona (btw — these are not the only reasons you should be on social media). Post content regularly. Staying active on social media is essential to sustain a great social media presence. You want to post as often as possible so your [...]

January 22nd, 2018