The NJDSC partnered with the National Democratic Training Committee to hold two virtual training sessions on May 11 and May 12
TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Democratic State Committee has finished two days of virtual trainings that drew over 400 registrants from across New Jersey. The NJDSC partnered with the National Democratic Training Committee to offer virtual trainings in lieu of the traditional in person sessions due to COVID-19.
“This week’s virtual training sessions were a tremendous success for our state party,” said NJDSC Chairman John Currie. “Democrats from all over our state learned valuable skills that will allow them to be a part of our efforts to grow the party from the bottom up. I am confident that they will put this information that they have learned to good use on future campaigns.
These training sessions are part of the NJDSC’s efforts to train the next generation of Democratic leaders by providing them with the necessary tools to be campaign operatives and to potentially run for office. Day one of training began with a video welcome from Governor Phil Murphy and day two began with a video address from First Lady Tammy Murphy.
“One of the most crucial things that we do as a state party is train the next generation of Democratic leaders,” said NJDSC Executive Director Saily Avelenda. “Our partnership with the NDTC allowed us to offer free virtual trainings to Democrats throughout New Jersey who could participate safely from their own homes. Typically, we look forward to conducting these trainings in person but we did not allow COVID-19 to stop our efforts to build up our state party.”
The training sessions covered topics such as field, communications, digital strategy and fundraising. A particularly important aspect of these trainings was to teach the participants how to go about conducting a campaign while dealing with the obstacles of the COVID-19 crisis.