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Black Staffer University

The Black Staffer University (BSU) is a training program specifically for aspiring Black politicos and campaign team members hosted by the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League and Network Delaware. This program is for those wishing to get a thorough overview of what it’s like to work on a political campaign with the goal of diversifying paid campaign staff throughout the state.  

This program is completely nonpartisan and we encourage participation from people registered with all political parties to attend and learn. The curriculum is nonpartisan as well and applies to key electoral contexts in Delaware (e.g. school board, city/county councils, and the General Assembly).

Participants will gain an understanding of the major components of starting up a campaign, fundraising, field organization and GOTV. Participants will put their lessons to work on a simulated campaign.

This program is ideal for anyone who identifies as Black with an interest in working in politics.

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What You'll Learn

Through this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key elements for effective political campaigns of different sizes
  • Prepare a campaign budget
  • Complete a Delaware financial filing
  • Develop a field plan and voter contact strategy
  • Launch a text campaign
  • Engage volunteers
  • Manage a team
  • Develop strong communications infrastructure
  • Organize GOTV and Election Day efforts

Program Details

Length: 9 weeks

Dates: September 13th, September 20th, September 27th, October 4th, October 11th, October 18th, October 25th, November 1st, and November 8th

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Early application deadline: August 27th, 2021

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Early application deadline is August 27th

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