Summer Workshops

As promised by DCDP Chair Carol Donovan, we're rolling out a series of summer workshops as part of our Democratic Leadership Institute. These trainings will better equip you all for the 2018 elections and make you the best activists you can be! All trainings will be taught by experts in their fields, and they are completely free to attend. They will be hosted at the DCDP headquarters - 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223. Make sure to RSVP for each class you plan to attend.


Don’t be Out of Order:
Robert's Rules 101

Saturday, August 19 @ 10:00 - 1:00 PM

Ever been in a meeting and not known the parliamentary procedure? We’ve all been there! Learn how to follow along with formal meetings and how to run a meeting efficiently by following Robert’s Rules of Order. We'll provide pizza for lunch! 

Taught by Frances Rizo



Stay Woke w/ Rep. Johnson:
Lobbying 101

Thursday, August 24 @ 6:30 PM

The conventional wisdom on how to contact your representative is to call/write them. In the age of social media, that is not always true anymore. Hear from Rep. Eric Johnson on the best ways to have your voices heard at the capitol. He'll also be giving a legislative update on the special session!

Taught by Rep. Eric Johnson


Social Media 101

Monday, August 28 @ 6:30 PM

Don’t be like our Tweeter-In-Chief! Use social media for the greater good. Come learn how to better organize, educate, and empower your social network. All proficiency levels are welcome!

Taught by Tessa McGlynn and Constable Roy Williams Jr.



Understanding Our Founding Fathers:
Constitutional Law 101

Saturday, September 9 @ 1-4 P.M.

Some of the most contentious political arguments stem from disagreements about the U.S. Constitution. We want to equip you with the power of knowledge by teaching you exactly what our Founding Fathers wrote and what they meant.     

Taught by Dr. Bob Franklin



Like a Good Neighbor, Democrats are There:
Volunteer Recruitment/Community Outreach 101

Wednesday, September 20 @ 6:30 PM

As a result of the Trump administration, Americans are more politically engaged than ever. It's our job to harness that energy and get folks involved in efforts to get out the vote in Dallas County. We're targeting new demographics, reaching out to untapped communities, and changing our methods to make 2018 the best voter turnout for Democrats in Dallas' history. 

Taught by Terry Bermea, Zulikha Hussein 



Treat Yo’ Self:
Self-Care 101

Wednesday September 27 @ 6:30

One of the biggest threats to a successful campaign is volunteer burnout. Activists tend to put campaigns before their own health, sleep schedule, and social life. It’s so important to manage your time well and practice self-care during GOTV. Come get tips/tricks from a certified therapist!

Taught by Clare Buie Chaney