Democratic Candidates from Across Missouri Gather for Grassroots Campaign Training

Over the weekend, the Missouri Democratic Party held a full-day summit in Jefferson City to train Democratic candidates from across the state. Over 50 participants — including many first-time candidates — learned the ins-and-outs of running effective, grassroots campaigns.

The trainings focused on teaching candidates how to harness their passion for public service to compete in every corner of the state. In particular, they highlighted the value of directly talking and listening to voters by knocking on doors and holding local events. The trainings also discussed how to utilize social media to connect with voters, along with best practices for grassroots fundraising to ensure that candidates have the resources they need to run strong campaigns.

Experts from across the country as well as local candidates helped lead the training and Q&A sessions. The conference featured trainings from the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC), an independent organization putting the tools needed to start, run and win campaigns directly into the hands of local Democratic candidates across the country.

The full day gathering is a part of the Missouri Democratic Party’s ongoing efforts to recruit and train tough and hardworking Democratic candidates to challenge the Republican establishment in Jefferson City. If you or someone you know is thinking about running for office, email run@missouridems.org for more information.

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