Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Saturday, Jul. 18 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Jul. 18 7:15 PM (Eastern)
Room: 229 A
On a campaign, you talk to someone. And then the next person. And then the next person. Thousands and thousands of conversations are the molecules of a successful campaign. So don’t you want you and your volunteers to have the most effective conversations possible? Our exercise-based training will use best practices from labor and electoral organizing to break down the conversation, piece by piece—and turn our persuasive skills into art.
Lacey Connelly has been working on campaigns for 17 years. Starting as an intern Opposition Researcher during the 2004 Illinois Senate primary (where her boss lost to a little known State Senator named Barack Obama), she went on to work as a Field Organizer, Direct Mail Consultant, Compliance Manager, Training Director, and eventually, Caucus Director for the West Virginia House Democrats. She left the Caucus in 2021 to start her own business as a Burnout Recovery & Stress Management Coach working primarily with progressives doing political work.
Lacey has lived in big cities across the country, but her heart lies in the small towns of Appalachia. She loves working with organizers and candidates whose passion is making change on the local and state level. At her core, she believes that the purpose of government is to help people.
When she’s not coaching or training up-and-coming superstars with the NDTC, you’ll probably find Lacey teaching a yoga class via Zoom, reading with a cat or dog on her lap, or camping in the West Virginia hills.
Other sessions: Saving Millions with Earned Media: How to Organize Kick-Ass Press Events and Get Your Campaign Covered, Making it Rain: Donor Research and Baller Asks