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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Campaign Management Training in Albuquerque


Latinos for America, Democracy for America, and the New Mexico League of Conservation Voters Environmental Victory Project are pleased to announce a “¡Juntos Sí Podemos!” (“Together We Can!”) Campaign Management Training in Albuquerque, on Saturday, August 14. This one day seminar is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to manage a local campaign, increase your skills as a volunteer leader, connect with candidates who need your help, and develop action plans for the 2004 campaign.

You can register for this training at:


The training will be held at:

AirDance ArtSpace
3030 Isleta Blvd, S.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87105

This campaign training is staffed by top campaign professionals leading sessions on key topics in organizer training, media production and management, data mining, constituency outreach and fundraising. These presentations are supported by small group sessions for in-depth work in each of the featured areas.

Thanks to the thousands of donations from national DFA supporters and the hard work of the local host committees, Democracy for America is able to reduce the regular price of “¡Juntos Sí Podemos!” trainings from $150 to $45.

Each trainee will leave with a training packet, as well as a certificate signed by Gov. Dean, on behalf of Democracy for America.

We need to do more than just win back the White House in November. To take back our country, we need to develop a new generation of leaders and activists with the campaign skills and tools necessary to fight for democracy in every election cycle.

Join Latinos for America, Democracy for America and the New Mexico League of Conservation Voters Environmental Victory Project at this exciting Campaign Management Training.

If we're to defeat the formidable Bush machine, we all need to get the skills necessary to win. Understanding the nuts and bolts of political organization will make you a more effective activist.

Please distribute this information to any friends/family that might be interested.

Matthew Alvarez McMillan
Finance Director, Latinos for America
Fmr. Finance Director, Miles Nelson for Congress

July 24, 2004 at 11:40 AM in Events | Permalink


Is anyone signed up for the training?

Posted by: barb in albq | Jul 28, 2004 6:07:41 PM

I just signed up a coupla days ago. We are also publicizing it at our convention-watching party tonight - at which we expect a minimum of 150 people, and maybe as many as 300. Yee-hawww!

Posted by: John McAndrew | Jul 29, 2004 9:34:10 AM

Great work, John! Are you ready to raise the roof with your stump speech before 300 cheering progressives tonight? YEACHCHCHGRGRHHHHHH! We're counting on you to scream for each of us!

Posted by: barb in albq | Jul 29, 2004 11:16:20 AM

I screamed, Barb, but everyone just said "shush" and went back to watching their big TV. I'm not sure my scream registered with anyone. Ask anyone who was there, and they'll probably tell you I didn't scream, because they were mesmerized.

When we were wheeling the TV out of the way at the end of the evening, 3 different people made jokes about delivering it to their hotel room or home. It was like hearing addicts making jokes about their addiction. A little scary.

So, probably not 300 people. Maybe 200, probably more like 150. I was a little disappointed in the turnout, but only because I had overestimated.

Posted by: John McAndrew | Jul 30, 2004 5:35:21 PM

Hey, 150 is terrific! Wow! Yeah, the TV is the great leveler of civil discourse these days. Glad you screamed for me despite it's being ignored!

By the way I just signed up for the Latinos for America political training in Albuquerque. I recall you'll be going. Know anyone else from the Dean crowd?

Posted by: barb in albq | Jul 31, 2004 12:52:23 PM

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