NDTC in the News: September Edition

With the arrival of October and the official beginning of fall, it’s time for the September edition of NDTC in the News!  September was a busy month for NDTC. With the Democratic debate in Houston and numerous Live Trainings all over the country, NDTC and founder and CEO Kelly Dietrich earned a substantial amount of news coverage.  Let’s get started!  [...]

October 11th, 2019

How to Get a Job In Politics

Three Tips to Find Your First Job

Entering my senior year in college, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to pursue professionally. What I did know is that politics had always interested me and I wanted to empower folks that share my values and don’t have the platform to express these values. In short, I wanted to make a difference.  After talking to mentors, friends, and [...]

October 3rd, 2019

NDTC in the News: August Edition

It’s hard to believe August is already over, but welcome to NDTC in the News! This past month was action-packed, and NDTC had its fair share of news coverage. In the aftermath of the Democratic debates in Detroit, NDTC’s CEO and Founder Kelly Dietrich appeared in several local and national publications to discuss the performances of several 2020 candidates. He offered [...]

September 4th, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Allyson Raines

Here at NDTC, we are incredibly lucky to have plenty of talented and hard-working staff to help Democrats all across the country.  This month we want to spotlight one member of our staff, Allyson Raines, who lends her talents to our Staff Academy Program. Allyson’s grassroots background and dedication to reproductive rights make her an amazing addition to the NDTC [...]

August 29th, 2019

Trainer Spotlight: Ibie Hart

We are incredibly lucky to have many talented trainers who run our Blue Bench Trainings across the country.  This month we want to spotlight Ibie Hart, one of our trainers who specializes in teaching our Story of Self courses.  Read on to learn more about Ibie and what makes her such a fantastic trainer!  How did you start in politics? [...]

August 20th, 2019

NDTC in the News: July Roundup

Welcome to the July edition of "NDTC in the News"! As we travel around the country helping Democrats develop the skills they need to win elections, it’s impossible to miss the enthusiasm among grassroots Democratic activists. It's inspiring to see concerned progressives across America take the leap and run for office. At NDTC, we know it can be hard to [...]

August 8th, 2019

Twitter for Political Campaigns

Tweeting Like a Political Pro

Twitter, though not as wide-reaching as Facebook, is an important element of a campaign’s digital strategy. Today, we’re here to help you establish an active, effective, and engaging Twitter page for your campaign.  Using Twitter for political campaigns can be tricky, so we'll offer some insight into building an effective social media strategy.  When you first run for office, you [...]

August 1st, 2019

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