Lisle Township Democratic Organization

“My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ " - Mr. Rogers

Campaign Bootcamp Is Underway

 … but it’s not too late to join!

We’re underway! LTDO and The Democratic Party of DuPage County are conducting training for anyone interested in running for local offices for November 2022 and April 2023 or seeking a paid campaign position. Experts in the field and people from local and national campaigns will teach the classes and work with you. You’ll learn highly marketable skills that you can use for paid campaign work or your own campaign. On completion, we’ll help you find a job or a race to work for.

The training began August 28 and will continue on Saturdays through December 11. (excluding 11/27) at 8:30-10 AM. It’s not too late to join! For campaign staffers (over 16 years old) or candidates wanting to know what to do in the field, in-person training on campaign fundamentals (field, digital communications, and fundraising) will be Sundays 1-5 PM. All materials are provided and are free.

Sign up to reserve your spot: go.ltdo.org/campaign-boot-camp
Syllabus: go.ltdo.org/syllabus-2021

Questions? Please call or text Diane at 630-776-2324 or email diahewitt@mail.com.

Online Activist Training Starts June 16th

Do you have an issue that energizes you?  Are you angry and want substantive change?  Do you want to make your voice be heard regarding police violence against people of color? We have a once in a generation opportunity for real change or we could lose it if we don’t ORGANIZE NOW!

The first class will be June 16 at 7PM and we will organize from there. We want to help you develop your activism so that you constructively and safely get exactly what you want. We want your voice to be heard louder and go further.  We will connect you with activists who care about what you do throughout the state. The class will go over

  • Your rights as protesters
  • How to plan various highly impactful methods of civil disobedience
  • Social media and how to organize
  • How to register voters and  work in a campaign.

The final project will be a county wide event, organized and planned by the students, with the support of the organized activist community to make sure that their message is heard. Indivisible DuPage pictured above at the 2018 Women’s March has been on the forefront of political activism locally since it began in January 2017 to fight Trump’s agenda.  We were angrily denounced by Jeannie Ives and the Illinois Tea Party because they believe that we are one of the most effective methods of change locally.

Sign up here and you’ll be sent information for the first Zoom class.

Summer Candidate Training Class Begins June 20th

Indivisible DuPage and Team Illinois for Equity and Reform will provide applicable virtual training and digital materials for those interested in running for local elected offices in April 2021 and November 2022. The training will be for an hour and a half once a week from June 20- September 12 at a time convenient for those that are interested.  We will meet online. This will be a free training but you must fill in this form to reserve your spot. After you fill this in, a confirmation will be sent to you. If you have any questions please email diahewitt@mail.com or call Diane at 630-776-2324. Thank you for being interested.