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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 08:01 PM

Democracy for America Training

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I went to one of these in the Spring of 2005 in Portland, OR and found it to be very useful for learning nuts and bolts grassroots campaign. My trainer Arshad Hasan is now Executive Director of DFA; he has a ridiculous amount of energy. You can catch his weekly updates on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/democracyforamerica

Has anyone else gone to a DFA Training?

DFA Campaign Academy Schedule (2012 coming soon): http://www.democracyforamerica.com/campaignacademy
January 28-29 - Bloomington, IN is good to go.

Request DFA Training for your Democratic/progressive group (at least 4 months ahead): http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/413-dfa-campaign-academy-application

DFA Training Curriculum: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/pages/1911-training-curriculum

DFA Campaign Academy Alumni Stories: http://democracyforamerica.com/pages/1887-dfa-training-stories

DFA Training Manual PDF Sections: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/trainingmanual2009dfa


Walt Chappell, Kansas Board of Education District 8

Kansas City, MO Training - May 2008

In a heavily Republican state, I was the only Democrat in Sedgwick County to win who was not an incumbent. This included all judge, legislative, county commission, sheriff, county clerk and registrar of deed candidates. Learn more about my campaign at http://www.chappell4ksboe.com. Like Obama, I built a broad coalition of Democrats, Republicans and Unaffiliated voters. However, I received 45,251 votes to beat my Republican opponent with less than $11,500 in contributions from 116 small donors. I will be glad to share the details of my winning campaign strategy if it would be helpful to other candidates.

The DFA training that I received in Kansas City plus the online Night School sessions was practical, effective and presented by people who have actual experience winning elections. My own campaign team was made up of dedicated and determined DFA-Wichita volunteers who gave good advice and worked hard. We created a Message of Change that voters could believe in. I encourage any Democrat who is running a campaign to participate in DFA training if they want to win their election.

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