Democracy for America Kicks Off Campaign Training Academy with Governor Tom Vilsack and U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack in Cedar Rapids

Democracy for America Kicks Off Campaign Training Academy with Governor Tom Vilsack and U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack in Cedar Rapids

By Sheri Divers

Building on the momentum of the 2006 electoral victories,
Democracy for America will launch its national 2007 campaign training
schedule in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with Governor Tom Vilsack and newly
elected U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack on Saturday, March 24-25, 2007
at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Boulevard

The 2008 Presidential Race has begun.
Thousands of Democracy for America (DFA) grassroots activists from over
850 local groups across the country have registered for campaign
training in their cities because they are taking an active role in this
race as well as the state and municipal elections in 2007.

DFA Training Academy features experienced campaign professionals and
covers practical strategies and tactics in areas such as
communications, fundraising, voter targeting, online organizing, and
building a sustainable grassroots movement. The program is designed to
be practical and immediately useful in community organizing activities.
These skills are essential for activists who will volunteer with
presidential primary campaigns or run for elected office.

DFA has trained over 10,000 activists across America leading to over
500 electoral victories at all levels of national, state and local
government. Representative Loebsack will speak with community activists
on Saturday during lunch at 12:30 and Governor Vilsack is scheduled to
appear on the same day at 7pm.

“Our DFA Training Academy
graduates are using their power to turn these victories into a lasting
movement,” said Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean.

Venue Info:

Grassroots Campaign Training Academy
Date: March 24-25 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm both days
Location: Iowa Hall, Kirkwood Community College
Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

For more information, contact Trish Nelson at  803-242-1150.

For more training locations, visit:

for America, which was founded by Howard Dean in 2004, is a political
action committee dedicated to building a grassroots network of socially
progressive and fiscally responsible activists running for all levels
of office – from the school board to the Presidency.  DFA is empowering
everyday Americans to reform their political system.

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