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Dear Friends,

My name is Ebony Baylor, and I serve as the African American Political Director. It is my pleasure to be working at the Democratic National Committee for this historic 2020 election cycle. The Democratic National Committee your vote and the engagement that you do on behalf of the Party. 

These are unprecedented times in our country. The coronavirus pandemic is devastating our communities and families. It is redefining our democracy and how we organize. The Democratic Party is fighting to get the needed resources in this time of crisis. Also, the Democratic Party is still organizing and empowering voters even in this time of social distancing. 

Below are some of the ways we are still organizing and laying the pathway to victory for the 2020 election cycle! 





Organizing Corps 2020


Organizing Corps 2020 is offering Virtual Bootcamps to ensure that the future presidential nominee has the staff needed to take back the White House and put competent leaders in seats up and down the ballot. Now more than ever, campaigns will need smart, effective, and trained organizers who are ready to problem-solve, adapt best practices to a physically distanced world, and develop creative ways of connecting with volunteers and voters in order to bring new possibilities to life and make campaigns and elections truly accessible. I’m contacting you because I want to make sure that the opportunity to join Organizing Corps 2020 in this work is available to your community.
 
In May, Organizing Corps 2020 will host 1-week virtual organizer trainings for those with local connections to AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, PA, & WI. Admitted corps members who complete the program will receive a $500 technology and supplies stipend as well as direct support in securing a full-time, salaried position on the presidential campaign through November 3, 2020. The deadline to apply is April 18th. Program details and the application can be found at organizingcorps2020.com.
 
Can you share this opportunity with your network, and help Organizing Corps 2020 connect with people interested in working on the presidential campaign? I especially hope that this message can reach:
  • People living in or going to school in battleground states who are fired up & ready to go
  • Recent graduates and those interested in (re)launching their careers in politics/campaigns
  • Adults working in career development services
  • Other mission-aligned networks and communities, student groups, and alumni listservs
 


DNC and ASDC 2020 Train the Trainer Webinar Program

The DNC and ASDC Best Practices Institute is excited to announce the launch of our 2020 Train the Trainer (T3) Webinar Training Program! 

T3 is a free, 100% virtual, six-week, twelve-part webinar course, covering several aspects of grassroots campaigning. This program seeks to expand the skills of progressive activists and volunteers, by ensuring that comprehensive training is free and accessible for Democrats all over the country. Register for T3 today, and help us take our country back in 2020! 

Click Here to Register

T3 trainings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, from April 7, through May 14. The deadline to register is Sunday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

Participants must complete all twelve sessions in order to receive certification. All training sessions will include a skills test to track retention and participation. Trainings will be recorded and made available following each session via a weekly wrap-up email, delivered on Fridays. 

CLICK HERE to submit your registration for the 2020 T3 Training Program! Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. ET, on Sunday, April 5.




Upcoming Virtual Training Events Calendar

Virtual Voting Rights Panel
Monday, April 6th from 5:30p-6:30p ET
RSVP: https://events.democrats.org/event/264677/
 
Digital Organizing 201 Training
Tuesday, April 7th from 4:30p-5:30p ET
Thursday, April 9th from 5:30p-6:30p ET
Choose a date and RSVP: https://events.democrats.org/event/264103/
 



2020 Census



The Census is one of the greatest forms of civic engagement that we do every ten years. 

It empowers our communities because no matter who you are, who you love, or how you pray, no matter your race or economic status, no matter where you come from or what language you speak, this country is mandated by the Constitution to recognize your existence through the Census count. The Census Bureau states, “The goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.” 

It is important that you count EVERY person who resides in your household on April 1. So count the grandchildren, extended relatives, or friends living in your house. 

If there are multiple families living in one household, you will need to come together and complete the Census questionnaire. There is only one form per household. 

The Census is easy to complete. For this first time in history, there are four options to complete your questionnaire. You can complete the questionnaire by using the internet, calling in your answers to 844-330-2020, mailing in a paper questionnaire, or completing the questionnaire with an enumerator. 


Census Day was April 1st, but it’s not too late to be counted! You have until August 14, 2020 to self respond. 

Complete your Census questionnaire today by visiting:
https://my2020census.gov/
 



In Solidarity, 

Ebony M. Baylor
African American Political Director
Democratic National Committee

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