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ESD Learning Academy

Learn the practical skills you will need to help us organize communities and win elections.

Phone Banking Basics

Making calls is a huge opportunity to engage voters in important conversations about specific candidates, getting out the vote, and can even help with recruiting more volunteers.

Canvassing Basics

Face-to-face conversations are the most effective way to drive people to the polls on election day. Every door knocked and every conversation is a step toward victory.

Voter Registration Basics

Every county has different rules for helping voters get registered—not to mention different forms and requirements. Please see https://easternshoredemocrats.com/voting.html to learn more.

Street Team Basics

There’s more to this than just setting up a table and waiting for people to come to you. You’ve got to know how to communicate, have clear goals and know what you’re talking about.

Get Out The Vote Basics

GOTV stands for Get Out The Vote. GOTV campaigns happen in the last four days leading up to an election and are one of the most important ways to boost voter turnout.

Swing Left Academy Live Training Session

This session covers essential organizing skills: Voter Contact, Canvassing, The Hard Ask, Volunteer Recruitment, and Team Building. This video runs about an hour and 45 minutes.