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Getting ready: Training opportunities for Democrats

North Central Wisconsin Regional Training

Saturday, September 21st
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Eau Claire Democrat Resource Center
440 Broadway Street
Eau Claire, WI

Join Democratic volunteers and activists from across Northwest Wisconsin to help plan our grassroots movement and build our organizing teams.

This event is open to anyone who is passionate about strengthening the progressive fabric of Wisconsin, regardless of volunteer experience.

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National Democratic Training Committee Blue Bench Training and Environmental Caucus Meeting

Saturday, September 28th
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center
1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI

This “Blue Bench Training” is being conducted by the National Democratic Training Committee and will cover all aspects of strengthening local Party infrastructure, including:

  • How to create a message
  • How to grow the organization
  • Candidate/campaign training for potential candidates, campaign staff, and volunteers

Participants will be able to gain additional tools that can be used to provide support with several departments, including communications, digital, field, and fundraising.

For any questions, contact DPW Training and Development Arkesia Jackson at

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Organizing for Effective Advocacy—A Conference

Saturday, October 19th
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls
N8010 US Highway 65
River Falls, WI

This conference will empower first-time and longtime Democratic organizers to effect political change in our community, state, and country.

Speakers will include:

  • John Calabrese, former candidate for state district 29 representative, presenting “The duty of a citizen to keep money and politics separate”
  • Dr. Grace Coggio, Communication Studies Director at UW-River Falls, and Krista Cleary, CNM, presenting a workshop on civil conversations and effectively engaging with people who hold different viewpoints
  • Analiese Eicher, executive director of One Wisconsin Institute/One Wisconsin Now, presenting Tools for Effective Advocacy
  • Doug Kane, author of the new book of essays, Our Politics, and husband of former State Senator Kathleen Vinehout speaking about organizing effectively for change
  • Juliet Tomkins sharing an update on local grassroots organizing
  • Maureen Ash closing the conference

Registration begins at 9:00 am; the conference kicks-off at 9:30. Lunch will be provided for purchase from Miller Rogers for $7.

For more information, contact Maureen Ash at

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