The IDCCA has launched a new statewide Virtual Training Series to help train County Chairs, Precinct Committeepersons, Volunteers, & Boot Camp Alumni throughout Illinois. The Virtual Training Series is an hour long session that connects grassroots Democrats with elected officials & politicos to help build their organizations.
All trainings start at 6pm (unless otherwise noted). The training will last around an hour with a 15-minute Q&A session at the end.
This session we will focus on the 2022 Election Cycle and the prep work that is required for Democrats to be successful. This will be important for all candidates, County Chairs, staff, and volunteers.
The VTS will be lead by Paul Kendrick. Paul is the Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising, an organization training Midwest leaders on connecting with working families, winning elections, and delivering change to create thriving communities.
Previously, Paul served in President Obama's White House Presidential Personnel Office, recruiting and developing talented, diverse teams of appointees for the Administration. He then worked on Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Illinois campaign.
He began his career with four years at the Harlem Children's Zone, building their nationally recognized College Success Program from 3 staff members and 130 participants to a team of 29 staff and 760 students persisting at rates that closed the college retention gap.
During the 2012 campaign, he directed the youth vote in Wisconsin for President Obama and Senator Tammy Baldwin’s campaigns. His program inspired hundreds of young people to volunteer, generating thousands of voter registrations and heralded turnout among college students.
Following the campaign, he was an Associate Director on the Presidential Inauguration.
If you have any questions about this training session or any of our VTS sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.