Candidate Spotlight: Aura Vasquez

I am Aura Vasquez, a candidate for Los Angeles City Council. I am an Afro-Latina immigrant from Colombia who has fought for environmental and social justice and lifted the voices of those who have gone unheard. In my city, I’ve led campaigns to ban single-use plastic bags and secure a commitment by the City of Los Angeles to go coal-free [...]

July 30th, 2019

Pride Month 2019 – NDTC Trainee Spotlight

Featuring NDTC-trained LGBTQ+ Politicians

It's Pride Month 2019! In U.S. politics, members of the LGBTQ+ community are significantly underrepresented. In 2016, roughly four percent of Americans identified as being part of the LGBTQ+ community. In a perfect world of equal representation, that’d mean we’d see about four LGBTQ+ senators and 17 LGBTQ+ representatives in Congress. As of 2019, however, our Congress has only two [...]

June 27th, 2019

New Jersey Primary Recap

NDTC Trainees Claim Victory in Garden State Primary

Fasten your seatbelts folks, because election season is upon us once again! It's time to talk New Jersey primary politics. This week, our installment of primary election coverage takes us to the bustling cities, rolling hills, and beautiful beaches of New Jersey. After months of door-knocking, making phone calls, and engaging with voters at every opportunity, candidates were finally able [...]

June 11th, 2019

Chris Chyung: Candidate Spotlight

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.  [...]

March 12th, 2019

Black History Month – NDTC Candidate Spotlight

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 [...]

February 27th, 2019

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 [...]

January 29th, 2019

NDTC Trainee Spotlight – West Virginia Teachers and Changemakers

Teachers Take on West Virginia

Update - All of these teachers have won their primary election held on May 8th. They will be moving on to the general election. Have you noticed a sea of red in your news feed lately? For months, my Facebook feed has featured photos of thousands of teachers dressed in red, marching out of their classrooms and to their state [...]

May 9th, 2018