Advocacy Academy Mission
To encourage our community members to become more civically engaged and provide participants with the tools they need to become effective and progressive leaders.
We will do this, in part, by providing quarterly weekend trainings on a variety of topics including fundraising, campaign development, community organizing, and effective constituent communication skills.
- To bring grassroots efforts back to the neighborhood level
- Transform community members to become community leaders
- Empower community leaders to become viable progressive candidates who win elections
- Develop a toolkit that can scale programming efforts to all corners of the state
JUNE 2017 – Advocacy 101
Learn how to make your voice heard by speaking with a purpose, writing professionally, and effectively navigating the political system
AUGUST 2017 – Fundraising 101
Learn how to identify donors, gain confidence asking for contributions and sponsorships, and write effective fundraising letters
OCTOBER 2017 – Labor 101
Learn about the backbone of the Democratic Party, meet with labor leaders, and gain effective community organizing skills
JANUARY 2018 – Field Organizing 101
Understand the anatomy of the voter file, recognize the components of a winning field campaign, and identify the components of effective messaging
For an in-depth analysis of the goals of this programming, please review our grant application submitted to the California Democratic Party in March 2017.