Senator Tim Johnson Candidate and Activist Training


Join us for our 2017 Johnson Candidate & Activist Trainings!

October 27-28, 2017

Holiday Inn City Centre

100 W 8th St

Sioux Falls, SD 57104


November 3-4, 2017

Hotel Alex Johnson

523 6th Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

Attendees will be comprised of Democratic legislators, Legislative District Chairs and Vice Chairs, candidates, potential candidates and activists for a day and a half training to prepare for the 2018 election cycle. Presenters will include state party staff, successful candidates & organizers, and the National Democratic Training Committee. Registration Cost $25 per participant which includes all 3 meals. There is no cost for High School and College Democrats to attend. Contact Megan at or (605) 271-5405 for more information.

TIM JOHNSONTentative Agenda

Friday, Oct. 27 or Friday, Nov. 3

2:30-3:00 pm: Registration-Distribution of materials

3:00-4:00 pm: Training Session One – Welcome, Introductions, & Goals

4:15-5:30 pm: Training Session Two – “Getting off the ground”

5:45-7:00 pm: Training Session Three – “Scheduling & Fundraising”

7:15-8:15 pm: Dinner with speakers

8:30-9:30 pm: Meet and Greet/Social with SDDP staff

Saturday, Oct. 28 or Nov. 4

8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast with Speakers – “Women and Politics”

9:15-10:30 am: Training Session Four – Split Session for “Persuasion” & “Event Planning”

10:45-12:00 pm: Training Session Five – “GOTV”

12:15-1:15 pm: Luncheon with Remarks from Guest Speakers

1:30-3:00 pm: Training Session Six – “Voter Outreach Roleplay”

*Participant packets will include detailed information from each individual participant’s legislative district, such as recent voting records, voter turn-out information, the “win number,” contact information for key Democrats in the District, vendor information, media contacts, etc. This will be useful “take home” information tailor-made for each participant.

Information in ALL packets will also include how to file a petition to run for office, an example of a Candidate Calendar with deadlines, explanation of bulk mail program, use of Votebuilder, and what the SDDP will do to help legislative candidates.

REGISTRATION – You can register for the Sioux Falls Training here and the Rapid City Training here.