Monday, July 12, 2004

Campaign 101: A Major Success

Today I am a Living Dead Democratic Zombie, after running Campaign 101's two-day intensive campaign training this weekend in Fairfax, Virginia.

And it was amazing:

  • 18 hours of workshops that we caught on tape for future trainings
  • A slate of top national trainers
  • Keynote speaches by the cream of Virginia Democrats including Delegate Ken Plum, Delegate Viola Baskerville, Delegate Steve Shannon, Congressman Jim Moran, and Virginia Democratic Party Chair Kerry Donley
  • Surprise drop-in appearances from Fairfax Education Association Executive Director Barbara Allen, Virginia Senate Democratic Minority Leader Richard Saslaw, Fairfax County School Board At-Large Member Janet Oleszek, Delegate Chap Petersen, and Democratic Party of Virginia General Counsel Jay Myerson
  • plus the most incredible group of student activists I've ever had the pleasure to meet

  • Now we are all working on thank you letters, setting up your alumni listserv and forum, sending our photos to the Virginia Young Democrats website, getting our friends to fill out voter registration and absentee ballot request forms before they go off to college, and planning our next event.

    And somewhere in there, hopefully, I'm getting a nap...

    It is GOOD to be a Democrat.