IDCCA May Training Report
One of the main goals of the IDCCA is to provide training to Precinct Committeemen. The training will cover a wide range of issues. The four main topics that we will be covering in training will be the basics of Votebuilder, the duties of Precinct Committeemen, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and Messaging / Talking Points to use while speaking with voters.
The plan is to use a variety of individuals to assist with the training. These individuals are considered subject matter experts in their areas of expertise. We have a great opportunity to learn from these individuals and then apply that knowledge this election cycle. We are also planning on continuing our training after the General Election so that we are ready come November 2018.
The IDCCA held our first Precinct Committeemen training of 2016 last month. The training was held in Springfield and had over 50 Precinct Committeemen attend. The training was attended by Precinct Committeemen from Logan, Macoupin and Sangamon Counties.
The IDCCA would like to thank Ken Kimber, Voter File Coordinator with the Democratic Party of Illinois, for training everyone on Votebuilder; Bill Houlihan, State Central Commiitteemen (18th Congressional District), for providing everyone with basic duties of being a Precinct Committeemen; William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action Illinois, for going over messaging when talking about the detrimental Turnaround Agenda; Tim McLean, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and Macoupin County Precinct Committeeman, provided great information to talk about Workers Compensation; Anna Koeppel, Researcher for LiUNA Midwest Region, who spoke in depth detail about Prevailing Wage and Project Labor Agreements, and John Cameron, Political Director for AFSCME Council 31, wrapped up the training with information about collective bargaining at the state and local levels.