note: Democrats looking to expand their working knowledge of the political process and how they can make more of an impact need to consider attending …
On behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia I am excited to announce an unprecedented opportunity for Virginia Democrats to come together and build the tools, skills and policy knowledge we need to elect our candidates in the fall and move this Commonwealth forward.
The first-ever Virginia Summit, which will be held on July 15th-16th at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, will offer two days of intensive training, policy and message briefings, career advancement advice and fellowship with Democratic elected officials, candidates, professionals, and activists from every level.
The Virginia Summit will offer sessions for candidates, activists, professionals and aspiring political staff of all stripes on a wide range of important skills and topics. We’ve got a host of informative and impactful sessions planned already, including:
- Policy briefings on health care, education, national security, energy, and the environment
- Developing and communicating a powerful message
- Running an effective local Democratic committee
- Recruiting and retaining political volunteers
- Making the choice to run for office
- Starting and advancing a career in politics
I am also happy to announce that Dr. Drew Westen, the renowned psychologist, Democratic messaging guru and author of the must-read book The Political Brain, has agreed to share his expertise in two separate Virginia Summit sessions. Dr. Westen has advised campaigns on every level on crafting and delivering an effective and emotionally resonant message. He will deliver a great deal of value to attendees who want to communicate our Democratic values in the most effective way possible.
I hope you will mark your calendars and make plans to join us in Richmond on July 15th-16th for the Virginia Summit.
Please click here to reserve your space at this important event today, and forward this email to anyone who you think may want to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to educate, train and win with Virginia Democrats in 2011.
Brian J. Moran
Chairman, Democratic Party of Virginia