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Check out our training videos and learn practical skills to help organize communities and win elections. You might even see some familiar faces! Mire los videos de capacitación en Español

 
 
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Know before you
go: Canvassing

If you’re about to start knocking doors, you’ll want to be as prepared as possible. Watch now to learn all there is to know before hitting the streets!

 
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Virtual Phone Banking

Made for activists, just like you, who need a primer (or a refresher) on the ins and outs of virtual phone banking—watch now to learn all there is to know before hitting the phones!

 

Effective Conversations

Face-to-face conversations are the most effective way to drive people to the polls on election day. Watch now tearn how to conduct powerful conversations that drive voters to the polls!

 
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How to use
PDI Mobile Connect

When you’re out knocking doors, some campaigns will ask you to use mobile apps instead of paper lists. Get ready for your upcoming canvass and learn the ins & outs of PDI Mobile Connect!

 
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Recruitment

Giving others the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves and building lasting teams of volunteers is the cornerstone of what we do as organizers. Watch now to learn all the secrets to make you the best recruiter out there!

 

How to use
MiniVan Touch

When you’re out knocking doors, some campaigns will ask you to use mobile apps instead of paper lists. Get ready for your upcoming canvass and learn the ins & outs of MiniVan Touch!

 
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Stories that Win

To win we need people to hear our message. Watch now to learn about the proven “and, but, therefore” method for telling stories.

 

Canvassing 101

Face-to-face conversations are the most effective way to drive people to the polls on election day. Every door knocked and every conversation is a step toward victory.

 
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Phone Banking 101

Making calls is a huge opportunity to engage voters in important conversations about specific candidates, getting out the vote, and can even help with recruiting more volunteers.

 
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Street Team 101

There’s more to this than just setting up a table and waiting for people to come to you. You’ve got to know how to communicate, have clear goals and know what you’re talking about.

 
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GOTV 101

GOTV stands for Get Out The Vote. GOTV campaigns happen in the last four days leading up to an election and are one of the most important ways to boost voter turnout.

 
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Voter Reg. 101

Before anybody can vote, they must be registered. Sounds simple enough, but every county has different rules for helping voters get registered—not to mention different forms and requirements.

 
 
 

Request a Training

When we work together, we win. That's why we want to know what you think we should be covering and what tools and resources would be helpful for you. Get in touch at academy@swingleft.org.