The Precinct Operations Team proudly announces the launch of FCDC University.
FCDC University will be providing Democrats in Fairfax County – and beyond – with the training that will help them become more effective Democratic volunteers. They plan to offer classes on a variety of topics, at varying days and times in the hopes of having something for everyone. They can even take some classes on the road!
Below is a listing of offerings in the near future. To register, please go to the FCDC calendar. Find the event on the calendar, click on the listing, and find the link to the registration form. All classes are free of charge and are held at the FCDC office in Fairfax unless otherwise indicated.
Upcoming FCDC University Courses
as of January 30, 2019
How to Collect Petition Signatures: Thursday, January 24, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
This is the season when all the candidates for office are circulating petitions among the voters in their district in order to get their names on the ballot. Learn the ins and outs of the not-really-so-simple process.
VAN 101 and/or VAN 201: Sunday, February 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
VAN 101 is an introduction to the Voter Activation Network (VAN), the Democratic database of volunteers and voters. VAN 201 builds upon the skills learned in VAN 101. The classes may be taken separately or together on one day. Participants should bring a laptop to class.
Organizing a Canvass Event: Saturday, February 16, 9 – 10 a.m.
Learn how to run a canvass event, from determining who you will be canvassing, to setting up the launch site for maximum efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on training the canvassers.
Turf-Cutting Workshop: Saturday, February 16, 10 – 11 a.m.
Learn (or get better at) your turf-cutting skills. Participants should bring a laptop to class.
Introduction to Precinct Organizing: Saturday, February 16, 1 – 3 p.m.
This class is a must for new precinct captains or precinct team members – or anyone interested in organizing their local Democrats.
Fourth Annual County-Wide Grassroots Volunteer Training, Fairfax County Government Center, Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This is the return of our popular annual training, at which a wide variety of classes will be offered. Last year, over 125 people attended and raved about it! Stay tuned for the exact line-up of classes, but you can reserve a spot now by registering via our basic registration form.