Democracy for Virginia activists are working today to begin to build a "farm team" of future candidates, campaign leaders, precinct captains, and trained progressive activists, allowing us to recruit and support strong candidates of conviction who will articulate and stand up for core Democratic values in every race for elected office in Virginia.
Some say this is an impossible goal, but that doesn't mean it's not worth aiming for. To that end, we teamed up with Democracy for America and Latinos for America to offer our first 2-day Campaign Training for Grassroots Activists in Charlottesville last month. Nearly 100 Virginians invested two full days, from early morning until evening, to work together to learn the fundamentals of running a campaign. Attendees came from all over the Commonwealth and included teenagers and senior citizens, long-time party volunteers and newly energized activists, first-time campaign staffers, four candidates for Virginia House of Delegates, campaign leaders and staff members from 8 House of Delegates campaigns, DFV leaders and people who'd never heard of us, and at least 6 people who say they're considering running for office in the future after learning more about the fundamentals of campaigning.
Building on the phenomenal success of our first event, we've teamed up again with our allies at DFA and LFA to offer a training weekend in Northern Virginia!
Seats are filling up quickly - reserve your space today!