Staff Spotlight: Anthony Robinson

Here at National Democratic Training Committee, we are lucky to have incredible staff who work tirelessly to help Democrats run for office all over the country. Earlier this month we were lucky enough to have Anthony Robinson (aka "Rob"), our new Political Director, begin working with us. Rob has been a fantastic addition to our team, and we think others would [...]

July 16th, 2019

NDTC in the News: June Roundup

Welcome to the June edition of "NDTC in the News"! Over the past few months, countless news reports have documented the enthusiasm and activism among grassroots Democrats. Concerned citizens from all walks of life are getting off the sidelines and involving themselves in our political process. The last few years have seen an unprecedented surge in progressive candidates launching campaigns [...]

July 3rd, 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

Government 101: Candidate Guide to Our Political System

Between all of the different levels, offices, and various organizations involved in American government, it can be tough to keep track! So, if you’re thinking about getting involved in politics, you should start by understanding the alphabet soup that is our political system. That’s why we’ve put together this basic Government 101 candidate guide. The information in this guide will [...]

June 25th, 2019

Virginia Elections 2019: Primary Recap

NDTC Trainees Find Success in Old Dominion Primary Races

Virginia Primary Overview We're covering results from the 2019 Virginia primary elections today! Last week, the Commonwealth of Virginia held its primary ahead of November’s general election. The night saw a significant number of contested races on both sides of the aisle. Pundits across the country are paying close attention to events in Virginia, as this year’s election could hand [...]

June 20th, 2019

How to Make the Most of Call Time

There are three limited resources on every campaign: time, money, and people Every campaign needs money in order to be successful, but there are only so many hours in the day and so many people to help you fundraise. So, knocking on every constituent's door to ask for donations probably isn’t the best way to go about raising money. What [...]

June 18th, 2019

NDTC Staff Spotlight: Rose Clouston

Behind the scenes with NDTC's Director of Online Trainings

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 [...]

May 14th, 2019

Candidate Political Campaign Fundraising Plan Template

Let’s Talk Fundraising! For the month of May, we’re going to take a closer look at the different elements of NDTC’s sample campaign plan. The first element we want to explore is our sample campaign fundraising plan. Fundraising is an integral component of any campaign. From small-scale local elections to immense congressional campaigns, every candidate must raise funds in order [...]

May 9th, 2019