Lifelong Learning

Thursday, June 17, 2010
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One of the things I have enjoyed about my position as Political Action Coordinator (PAC) for my union is the training. I consider myself a lifelong learner. I enjoy learning new things and I enjoy learning more about what I already learned.

The first learning opportunity I received was from the California Democratic Party. In November 2009 I attended, Learn to Win 2010 Campaign Training in San Luis Obispo. The training focused on grass-roots organizing with emphasis on tools for success in Field Skills, Online Strategy, Finance Law, Using New Technology and Campaign Messaging.

Although, I do not think I am ready to run a campaign, the training left me with more than basic knowledge about how to run one. I certainly learned enough to be a strong campaign volunteer or staffer. However, what I really gained was insight into how to get involved and get others involved.

If you are in California, I urge you to attend this training if you are at all interested in becoming part of or learning more about political campaigns. If you are not in California, I suggest you contact your state or local democratic party to see if they are offering training like this.

One of the things I hope to do with this training is not only provide better working conditions and healthcare in my union but also use it to bring about progressive change in California and keep religion out of schools and government.

It is time to end the apathy and get involved.
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