Big Blue Weekend: SCC Meeting, Blue Bench Training, Black Caucus Event

Big Blue Weekend: SCC Meeting, Blue Bench Training, Black Caucus Event

October 25 – October 27

The Nebraska Democratic Party looks forward to seeing all the SEC and SCC members along with County Chairs, Candidates, Elected Officials and Grassroots Democrats at our Meeting in Omaha, Oct. 25-27, 2019.

Additionally, we are planning a full-day training with the National Democratic Training Committee.

The 30-day packet will be posted Sept. 26.

All questions can be emailed to [email protected].

Key Links

Get your Big Blue Weekend meal and event tickets — including training and SCC meeting  — here.

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As part of the Big Blue Weekend, we are hosting our annual Morrison Exon Fundraiser on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Get your Mossison Exon Fundraiser tickets here.

2019 Morrison Exon Volunteer Award Nomination Form (deadline is Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.)

The featured caucus of the Big Blue Weekend is the Black Caucus. Read about their event here.

Hotel

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street,Omaha, NE  68102

Phone: (402) 998-3400

Hotel rooms are $99 per night and can be booked here.

Agenda

The following agenda includes the SCC meeting, caucus meetings and the training.

October 25th

3-7 p.m.
Check-In

5:00 p.m.
Latinx Caucus
Climate Caucus
Women’s Caucus (5-6:30 p.m. )

6:00 p.m.
Stonewall Democrats Caucus
Nebraska Young Democrats

6:30 p.m.
County Chairs

7:00 p.m.
Rules Committee
Platform Committee

7:00-10 p.m.
Black Caucus Fundraiser: Food, Music and Guest Speakers (to be announced).
The fundraiser costs $30. You can get your ticket here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bigblueweekend

October 26th

8:00am-5pm
Check-In

8:30am – Noon
Training Track 1: Candidate/Potential Candidate
Training Track 2: Campaign Staff
Training Track 3: Party Leader/Volunteer

12:15-1:15pm
Lunch with Special Guest Speaker (to be announced). The lunch costs $12, you can get your ticket here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bigblueweekend

1:30-3:30pm
Training Track 1: Candidate/Potential Candidate
Training Track 2: Campaign Staff
Training Track 3: Party Leader/Volunteer

3:45-4:45pm
CD Caucus 1
CD Caucus 2
CD Caucus 3

5-7pm
State Central Committee Meeting: The public can attend this session. The SCC meeting is where the NDP conducts party business, it is the state level version of the DNC meetings.

October 27th

7-8:30am
Registration

8:30am-10:30am
Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker (to be announced)

11am-noon
Native Caucus
Veteran and Military Families Caucus
Secular Democrats Caucus
Nebraskans Living with Disabilities
Interfaith Caucus
Rural Caucus

Training

The Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP) is partnering with the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) to provide a Blue Bench training program on October 26, 2019 at the Hilton in Omaha (1001 Cass Street).

The training on October 26 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The training is free.

We are providing breakfast on Saturday morning. You are also invited to a lunch with a special national speaker (to be announced). The lunch costs $12.00 but you can also leave for the lunch break if you prefer.

Register for the training and buy lunch ticket.

We have three training tracks that are tailored to meet the needs of our participants. Our training content is highly participatory and action-oriented in its design. All three tracks get trained on Fundraising, Digital Organizing, Communications and Field. Learn more about the three tracks here.

You can choose from these three training tracks:

  1. Candidate/Potential Candidate
  2. Campaign Staff
  3. Party Leaders including NDP leaders, Block Captains and Volunteers

Candidate/Potential Candidate Track

●  “How to Develop Your Story of Self” — This communications training teaches you to understanding connecting to an audience, practice sharing your story of self, and recognize all of your interests as a candidate.

●  “How to Tell Your Story Online” — This digital training teaches you to use your voice in telling your story online, recognize how to engage with an audience, and write for social media platforms.

●   “How to Identify and Persuade Voters” — This field training teaches you to identify which voters you need to win, practice conversations with voters, and prepare how to increase your volunteer numbers.

●  “How to Fundraise Effectively” — This fundraising training teaches you to recognize the importance of mindset for fundraising, practice fundraising asks, and organize and prioritize your donor list.

Campaign Staff Track

●  “How to Develop Your Story of Self” — This communications training teaches you to connect with the campaign’s audience, practice sharing your story of self, and recognize all of your interests.

●  “How to Tell Your Campaign’s Story Online” — This digital training teaches you to develop your campaign’s voice, recognize how to build and engage your audience, and write digital calls to action.

●  “How to Identify Voters and Increase Volunteer Capacity” — This field training teaches you to understand the staff roles in a campaign, elevate your volunteer team, and practice how to calculate key field numbers.

  “How to Fundraise Effectively” — This fundraising training teaches you to recognize the importance of mindset for your team, organize your campaign’s donor list, and develop a fundraising strategy.

Party Leaders Track

●  “How to Create Your Message” — This communications training teaches you to understand your group’s core values, practice power mapping your community, and connect your values to your community.

●  “How to Connect Authentically Using Digital Tools” — This digital training teaches you to understand misconceptions about digital organizing, connect online engagements to offline organizing, and practice using digital tools.

●   “How to Grow Your Organization” — This field training teaches you to practice values-based conversations, demonstrate an introductory 1 –1 conversation, and understand how to escalate a volunteer into leadership.

●  “How to Fundraise Effectively” This fundraising training teaches you to organize your group’s fundraising list, practice making a hard ask, and understand parts of fundraising events. 

 

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