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The stakes have never been higher, but thanks to partners like the National Democratic Training Committee, I know we can emerge victorious in November.
President of the United States
Democrats at every level can benefit from NDTC’s free training and resources. Their commitment to help Democrats across the country is what our party needs to be successful this cycle and for years to come.
Vice President of the United States
Free, in-depth training for Democrats who want to run, work, or volunteer on campaigns.
Political change is a movement, not a moment. By investing everywhere, every day, we build the Democratic infrastructure and long-term power required to not just win elections today but for decades to come.
It’s time to Build, Grow, and Win
The NDTC Approach
Barrier free. Long term. Scaleable.
The NDTC has built an entire network of tough, dedicated candidates and staffers who are ready to make real change in this country. There’s a lot of work to do to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this November, and the hardworking team at the NDTC is getting it done. They make us stronger, smarter leaders and help us build paths to victory in states like Michigan.
Governor of Michigan
Running for office isn’t easy, especially when you’ve never done it before. That’s why organizations like the National Democratic Training Committee play a crucial role in supporting and training our future leaders so they can be successful in making an impact in their communities. Democracy is a team sport, and I’m proud to support the NDTC and all their work to give leaders and activists across the country tools they need to be successful.
United States Senator, New Jersey
Success to Date
Alaska — 26 Wins
13 Elected Officials | 13 Primary Winners
Alabama — 40 Wins
14 Elected Officials | 26 Primary Winners
As a candidate, I now feel more capable of making a vote plan as I canvass [during] the GOTV time period. I also like knowing there are video resources on the website I can share with my volunteers. Thank you for a great and helpful presentation!
Arkansas — 97 Wins
19 Elected Officials | 78 Primary Winners
The training provided encouragement and expertise on honing my message as well as calculating my win number.
Arkansas State Representative
Arizona — 69 Wins
24 Elected Officials | 45 Primary Winners
California — 215 Wins
143 Elected Officials | 72 Primary Winners
Colorado — 93 Wins
37 Elected Officials | 56 Primary Winners
NDTC has really helped me promote my campaign through social media and create some of the most successful e-mails!
Connecticut — 48 Wins
29 Elected Officials | 19 Primary Winners
Delaware — 53 Wins
20 Elected Officials | 33 Primary Winners
Florida — 192 Wins
49 Elected Officials | 143 Primary Winners
Georgia — 339 Wins
111 Elected Officials | 228 Primary Winners
With prior experience serving as field director for a campaign for this seat in 2016, I thought I knew what I was getting into when I decided to run. I quickly learned that there was a lot more work to it, but the NDTC's training prepared me for it! From crafting an effective stump speech, to formulating a comprehensive field plan and calculating vote goals, to fundraising strategies, training with the NDTC has been the biggest asset to my campaign thus far.
Georgia State Representative
Hawaii — 24 Wins
11 Elected Officials | 13 Primary Winners
Iowa — 74 Wins
18 Elected Officials | 56 Primary Winners
I was unopposed in my primary but the training has been amazing in building enthusiasm and creating a record breaking turnout for the primary election!
Former Candidate for Iowa House of Representatives, District 73
Idaho — 64 Wins
17 Elected Officials | 47 Primary Winners
Illinois — 453 Wins
229 Elected Officials | 224 Primary Winners
I attended the NTDC weekend in Springfield for the candidate bootcamp and met you there, and took your workshop which was fabulous. I learned so much that weekend and was very energized by the work your organization is doing. By far and away, it has been the best resource I have received so far as a candidate! I wish I had your information from the very first day that I decided to run, it would’ve save me a lot of time and headaches!
Indiana — 285 Wins
85 Elected Officials | 200 Primary Winners
There is minimal chance I would have won in the primary without the NDTC training. My opponent had the experience and knowledge of campaigning. I had no campaign experience, no fundraising experience, and no political experience at all.
Former Candidate for Indiana House of Representatives, District 72
Kansas — 184 Wins
61 Elected Officials | 123 Primary Winners
Kentucky — 127 Wins
52 Elected Officials | 75 Primary Winners
Without NDTC I would be lost on certain topics. The training has helped me understand how to plan a successful campaign; I love the worksheets and the detail of the presentations. I appreciate the conciseness of the videos, and the transcripts are helpful for review. In addition to my Emerge KY training I am ready to run this race! Thanks NDTC.
Kentucky State Representative
Louisiana — 29 Wins
17 Elected Officials | 12 Primary Winners
Massachusetts — 104 Wins
53 Elected Officials | 51 Primary Winners
Maryland — 153 Wins
61 Elected Officials | 92 Primary Winners
The NDTC helped me and my campaign volunteers learn more about calculating our vote count, phone banking, canvassing and fundraising. It was very helpful in preparing us for our primary election. Thank you. NDTC is a wonderful resource.
Maryland State Representative
Maine — 55 Wins
26 Elected Officials | 29 Primary Winners
Michigan — 268 Wins
99 Elected Officials | 169 Primary Winners
I think what’s most telling of the success of the NDTC’s training is that I have fundraised more money, knocked on more doors, held more campaign events, and engaged more voters than any Democratic candidate in the recent history of my district going back at least a decade.
Robert Van Kirk
Michigan State Representative
Minnesota — 95 Wins
46 Elected Officials | 49 Primary Winners
NDTC’s courses helped me prepare for this run by really honing in on some of the specific details I wasn’t as familiar with and I can tell it’s already made an impact with each step I’ve taken along the way. Whether you’re running for office right now or you’re considering it two years from now, it’s not too early to start learning how to build your campaign.
City Councilmember, St. Paul Ward 3, Minnesota
Missouri — 168 Wins
39 Elected Officials | 129 Primary Winners
I love the video tutorials and the worksheets that go along with them. It’s very easy to jump around and work on a session pertaining to a timely topic for your campaign.
Missouri State Representative
Mississippi — 55 Wins
17 Elected Officials | 38 Primary Winners
Montana — 68 Wins
14 Elected Officials | 54 Primary Winners
There are not many options for help in Montana when you are in a primary. The video tutorials that NDTC offers helps so much!
Montana State Representative
North Carolina — 208 Wins
115 Elected Officials | 93 Primary Winners
In 2017, when an unprecedented number of Democrats told us they wanted to run for office, NDTC came in and helped us make sure that anyone who was interested had access to training for how to get involved in campaigns or become a candidate. For the first time in modern history, we fielded a candidate for every single race in the North Carolina General Assembly.
North Carolina State Representative
North Dakota — 71 Wins
9 Elected Officials | 62 Primary Winners
I live in a community that went 80% for Donald Trump, so saying we have an uphill battle is an understatement! The training from NDTC has helped us to approach the race strategically and feel like we had the tools to be successful.
Former Candidate for North Dakota House of Representatives, District 1
Nebraska — 52 Wins
15 Elected Officials | 37 Primary Winners
It has been a tremendous help in navigating our democratic process. I have a newfound respect for fundraising, volunteerism, and candidates. This has been an experience of a lifetime.
Douglas County Sheriff, Nebraska
New Hampshire — 201 Wins
57 Elected Officials | 144 Primary Winners
New Jersey — 152 Wins
56 Elected Officials | 96 Primary Winners
New Mexico — 56 Wins
23 Elected Officials | 33 Primary Winners
Nevada — 21 Wins
10 Elected Officials | 11 Primary Winners
New York — 132 Wins
64 Elected Officials | 68 Primary Winners
I found the NDTC VAN Training to be especially useful for our staff that hadn’t had much experience with field/VAN yet and needed those necessary VAN skills to give them the confidence to be more autonomous in their work. The flexibility of the training worked very well with the unpredictable schedule of campaigns. Thank you so much for providing such a great resource!
Sophie Jane Boldiston
Ohio — 183 Wins
81 Elected Officials | 102 Primary Winners
Oklahoma — 65 Wins
15 Elected Officials | 50 Primary Winners
There is a LOT to know about running for office and I am very thankful that an organization like NDTC exists to demystify the process and help everyday people be able to run for office, not just the wealthy and powerful!
2018 Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives (OK-1)
Oregon — 39 Wins
18 Elected Officials | 21 Primary Winners
Pennsylvania — 286 Wins
116 Elected Officials | 170 Primary Winners
Rhode Island — 28 Wins
12 Elected Officials | 16 Primary Winners
South Carolina — 50 Wins
17 Elected Officials | 33 Primary Winners
South Dakota — 40 Wins
10 Elected Officials | 30 Primary Winners
Tennessee — 136 Wins
39 Elected Officials | 97 Primary Winners
Texas — 212 Wins
75 Elected Officials | 137 Primary Winners
The training I received was instrumental in building the relentless ground game that we organized. I learned the tools needed to be successful and implemented them on the path to victory. Specifically, our plan and budget helped us mobilize, switch strategies when we needed to and helped us win! The training, staff, and peer support were crucial. I gained the confidence I needed to win!
Utah — 63 Wins
20 Elected Officials | 43 Primary Winners
Virginia — 204 Wins
102 Elected Officials | 102 Primary Winners
Vermont — 45 Wins
19 Elected Officials | 26 Primary Winners
Washington — 219 Wins
92 Elected Officials | 127 Primary Winners
Wisconsin — 82 Wins
39 Elected Officials | 43 Primary Winners
West Virginia — 30 Wins
6 Elected Officials | 24 Primary Winners
I have been an activist and helped on campaigns before, but I’ve never run for office so I had no idea where or how to start a campaign. These trainings explain every aspect of developing and running a successful campaign. For someone who knows nothing, everything was helpful.
West Virginia State Representative
Wyoming — 51 Wins
15 Elected Officials | 36 Primary Winners
Washington DC — 8 Wins
7 Elected Officials | 1 Primary Winners
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1 Elected Officials | 0 Primary Winners
The National Democratic Training Committee’s work as one of the premier Democratic training organizations in the country makes it easier for Democrats to run for office, work on campaigns and create change in our communities. If you want to make a difference in Democratic politics, learn from NDTC at traindemocrats.org
United States Senator, New York
Every single election has consequences. The National Democratic Training Committee knows this better than anyone, and that is why they are committed to providing comprehensive empowerment for Democrats at every level, in every state. The work of the NDTC is as necessary as it is challenging. Their grassroots efforts have trained the Democratic leaders of tomorrow, for the challenges of today. Their work in New Mexico, and across the nation, is critical to the future of our party. When Democrats are organized, Democrats win.
Michele Lujan Grisham
Governor of New Mexico
Cooperative, Not Competitive
NDTC is proudly collaborative, not competitive. We partner with recruitment organizations, labor unions, trade groups, state parties, and other progressive organizations, and look to grow our list of partnerships and collaborations daily.