Rose Clouston is the Director of Online Trainings at NDTC. In this interview, we go behind the scenes with her at The NDTC headquarters. Tell us about yourself! What has your professional life looked like and how did you get your start in politics? The first campaign I worked on was John Kerry's 2004 presidential. I was a student at [...]
Reading Time: 2 minutes NDTC is proud to have trainers throughout the country who teach at our incredible Blue Bench Trainings. Each month, we spotlight one of our trainers to learn more about their backgrounds and their favorite part of being a trainer at NDTC!
NDTC is excited to spotlight one of our many #NDTCtrained candidates this month. Representative Chris Chyung recently won his election to represent Dyer, Indiana. He won by a mere 82 votes, making him the youngest legislator in Indiana and the state’s first Asian American representative. He was gracious enough to be the keynote speaker at our Indiana training last month. [...]
Editor's Note: Pavitra is now the New Hampshire Organizing Director for the Kamala Harris presidential campaign. NDTC is SO lucky to have an amazing staff, and we want to share their amazingness with the world! We’ll be highlighting a different staff member every month so you can get to know all of us a little better. Here’s our conversation with Pavitra. [...]
The journey to equality and sufficient representation in American politics for many communities has been - and continues to be - a long and arduous battle. During this year’s Black History Month, we want to feature some of the African Americans who have fought for equal representation in their communities These trailblazers pave the way for this generation’s leaders to [...]
NDTC is proud to have trainers throughout the country that spend their weekends teaching at our incredible Blue Bench Trainings. Each month, we will spotlight one of our trainers to learn more about their backgrounds and their favorite part of being a trainer at NDTC! This month, we are featuring Amanda Clarke, who lends her expertise to teaching our Field [...]
She Lost her Race, but Still Scored a Big Win
Catie Robinson's Race is Why Democrats Need to Run Everywhere
Catie Robinson knew she was entering into a race that would be hard fought. As a Democrat in one of the most conservative congressional districts in the country, she had her work cut out for her. Pre-2016, Catie Robinson was interested in politics and actively engaged in community service. She never thought she would run. While she had a Master’s [...]
Women Running for Office: The Ripple Effect
Female-identifying candidates inspire each other, research suggests
The current mood of the country and within the Democratic Party is a lot different today than it was a few months ago. The fear, worry, and anger are as palpable as ever, but there is also a determination and vigor, renewed every day when we see the evidence of our government slowly starting to look more like our country. [...]
Each month, NDTC highlights one of our incredible trainers. This month, we are highlighting Jennifer Williams. Meet Jennifer Williams A proud Colorado native, Jennifer comes to the NDTC having worked on 25 campaigns and counting at every level of government. Since Jennifer found her love of community organizing volunteering on the 2012 Obama campaign in Fort Collins, Colorado, she can't [...]
NDTC Candidate Spotlight: Shelly Hutchinson
Shelly Hutchinson is running to represent Georgia's 107th House District
Reading Time: 4 minutes Meet Shelly Hutchinson, one of the many first-time candidates using our trainings to change her community for the better.