We are excited to share a few upcoming training opportunities for candidates and campaign staff. We hope to see you at the training sessions below!
NDTC Southeastern Regional Bootcamp
Date: Saturday, April 24th
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Description: Join the National Democratic Training Committee’s first-ever Southeastern Regional Bootcamp on Saturday, April 24th from 10am-5pm EDT! If you are running for office or working on a campaign in 2021 or 2022, our Regional Bootcamp will prepare you with the tools you need to win. Please click here for attached agenda for details on the day.
How to Keep Your Campaign on Message
Date: Wednesday, May 5th
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Description: Join the Florida Democratic Party and the NDTC on Wednesday May 5th from 7pm-8pm EDT for a free virtual live training on “How to Keep Your Campaign on Message”. Whether you’re running for office, working on a campaign, or building your local party’s or organization’s infrastructure, you need to connect with your supporters. We’re here to help! How can you do this when you can’t meet in person?
Create Effective Digital Calls to Action for Your Campaign
Date: Wednesday, May 12th
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Description: Join the Florida Democratic Party and the NDTC on Wednesday, May 12th from 7pm-8pm EDT for a free virtual live training on “Create Effective Digital Calls to Action”. You will learn how to convince people to take action on behalf of your campaign, analyze examples of digital calls to action and create calls to action that drive your supporters to vote, donate and volunteer.
Campaign Management Training for Candidates and Campaign Teams
Date: Saturday, May 15th – Sunday, May 16th
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT Saturday & Sunday
Description: Interested in running for office or being on a team that gets others elected? This live, online, interactive workshop, hosted by the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida and the Blue Wave Coalition, covers all the essentials of campaign management that will make you a more effective candidate or campaign leader, including strategies and best-practices for candidates, committees, clubs, and caucuses.
About the Trainer: Kevin Winchell is the Founder and Executive Director of Democracy Strategies, a civic engagement consulting firm based in Florida specializing in training political candidates, clubs, caucuses, and committees in how to turn their passions into policy through evidence-based, values-driven campaigning.
Municipal Victory Program Director
Florida Democratic Party
Dear Party Leaders,
I am very pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Glenn Hutchins has agreed to serve as Senior Policy Advisor and Strategic Advisor/Special Counsel, to the Florida Democratic Party.
In his volunteer role, Glenn will assist me in policy and strategic initiatives as well as support my efforts to secure the resources necessary to build a sustainable, grassroots, year-round, statewide infrastructure. Glenn is an entrepreneur, a business and civic leader, and a philanthropist with more than 40 years of experience in numerous private and public endeavors. His experience and insight will be an invaluable asset to the party as we work to build a long term sustainable organization here in Florida and elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Please join me in welcoming Glenn to the FDP family.
Florida Democratic Party
Glenn Hutchins is Chairman of North Island and North Island Ventures and a co-founder of Silver Lake. He is a director of AT&T, Virtu Financial and Digital Currency Group; Co-Chair of the Brookings Institution and CARE USA; Vice Chair of the Obama Foundation; on the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics Basketball Team; a member of the Advisory Council of the Hamilton Project–an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institutions; and a board member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
He was a Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2011- 2020. Mr. Hutchins also served President Clinton in both the transition and the White House as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy.
He was previously chairman of the board of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. and Instinet, Inc. and a long-time director of Nasdaq, Inc. He was also a director of the Harvard Management Company for a decade and co-chairman of Harvard University’s capital campaign.
Mr. Hutchins and his wife, Debbie, founded the Hutchins Family Foundation which, among other projects, is supporting the construction of the Obama Presidential Center and has created the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University; the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institution; and the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, which conducted basic research into the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Mr. Hutchins has published essays on economic and public policy in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Fortune and Foreign Affairs. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Hutchins holds an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
~~Kari Lerner, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman
Mike & Kari would like to thank you for your votes and hope to assure all, whether or not you voted for us, that we will make every effort to be transparent and accessible to the Democrats of Lee County. The mission of the Florida Democratic Party and the Democratic Party of Lee County is to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Although they may not always agree, Kari & Mike both pledge that all decisions will be made with that mission as the determining factor and welcome your input.
Kari Lerner: email@example.com
Mike Bonacolta: firstname.lastname@example.org