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How Can Democrats Win in 2024? Down Ballot, Up Ticket.

Local organizing drives national change. Drawing on the expertise of progressives in messaging, organizing, and fundraising, this year’s lineup will prepare you to engage Democrats in your community and local elections to bolster the efforts at the top of the ticket. Learn the strategies that will unite your community and lead a blue wave across the nation.

A Representative Community of Leaders. Unmatched Access to Top-Level Training.

This Build Blue Week join leaders from across the country to:

  • Build the skills that win through expert-led, interactive training sessions.
  • Answer your top questions during live panels and Q&As with Democratic party leaders and elected officials.
  • Collaborate and connect with other passionate Democratic leaders and fellow learners throughout the nation.
The Events
Build Blue Week brings together a diverse and representative lineup of elected officials, top campaign experts, and leaders of Democratic organizations to provide the tools, training, and first-hand experience needed to help you successfully run for office and further Democratic values in your community.
Oct 02
Mon · 1:00 pm ET
(Build Blue Week) Down Ballot Up Ticket: How Democrats Win in 2024

Welcome to Build Blue Week!

Spoiler Alert: Down Ballot!

The research confirms: local elections fuel national success. While the national news will be focused on the Presidential and federal races, Democratic success in 2024 will be driven by grassroots work to build blue in school boards, town councils, and other local positions. 

Our kick-off panel gives Democratic candidates, staffers, volunteers, and local leaders an insider peek into the outlook for 2024, highlighting key opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Democrats up and down the ballot. 

Our panel of experts will share insights on how local-level Democrats can effectively communicate their values, connect with voters, and drive success both in their own communities and nationwide.

Oct 03
Tue · 1:00 pm ET
(Build Blue Week) Cultivating Local Donors for Long Term Change

Welcome to Build Blue Week!

Finding and engaging donors are among the most common challenges faced by campaigns and local Democratic parties. Securing the resources you need can feel doubly challenging during a busy election year, when donors’ attentions are already divided. Fortunately, there are a ton of steps you can take to build an active and empowered donor base in your community.

This panel will dive into strategies for finding and connecting with donors whose passions and visions for change align with your own. By focusing on relationship-building and sustained donor re-engagement, you’ll learn how to fuel campaigns this election cycle and build infrastructure to support progressive causes and candidates in the future.

Oct 04
Wed · 1:00 pm ET
(Build Blue Week) Coalition Building for Community Change

Welcome to Build Blue Week!

Community change takes time and requires a deep investment in local power building. 

So where do you start? 

With the passionate, local leaders and driven organizations of change makers that already exist in your community. 

Our panel of proven coalition builders have walked the walk, talked the talk, and been part of some of the most dynamic and transformative power building efforts of the last decade. They’ll walk you through how to find, connect, energize, and organize the amazing human power networks that already exist in your community. 

You’ll walk away with shared insight from the success they’ve experienced and the key strategies that made a difference in driving community change.

Oct 05
Thu · 1:00 pm ET
(Build Blue Week) Messages That Connect: Local Issues and National Narratives

Welcome to Build Blue Week!

From Supreme Court decisions to foreign policy, national news can easily dominate our attention. But state and local issues often have the greatest impact on people’s day-to-day lives.

Join expert panelists as they will discuss ways to bring national issues and local concerns into conversation in your communications strategy. They’ll also share the strategies they’ve used to motivate positive local action in spite of the challenging and divided national political climate.

Meet the Sponsors

Building Blue means uniting as a progressive community. We are proud and grateful for the sponsors and partners who joined with us to build community, build representation, build blue.

Build Blue Week

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