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Hillary Clinton has an ambitious plan for her first 100 days as president—and it includes the boldest investment in jobs since WWII. According to analysis by independent economist Mark Zandi (a former advisor to John McCain), the U.S. economy would create more than 10 million jobs under Hillary’s policies in...

The Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill and the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) are launching a primary day hotline to respond to any voter problems at the polls. The public can access the hotline by dialing 866-SEEC-INFO or emailing The hotline and email address will be monitored...

  Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic ticket, she announced Friday. "I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others....

CTVAN Training

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Fairfield DTC HQ, 338 Commerce Drive, 1st Floor
Whether you're a VAN pro or haven't logged in yet, this training will be a great opportunity to learn new tools and pick up best practices. We're looking forward to meeting more of you in person! 
Intro to Data & CTVAN at 4pm and Advanced VAN Tools at 5:30 
If you can't make it, here's the current schedule for webinar trainings:
Data Driven: an overview of why we use data in campaigns, how it can help, and an overview of the tools available in CTVAN

Thursday, August 25, 12:30-1:30pm

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30-7:30pm

VAN 101: an introduction for new VAN users (or a refresher for veteran users if it's been a while  includes list creation.

Sunday, August 28, 1-2pm

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30-8:30pm

Generating Lists: the mechanics of pulling lists, including how to use Targets to find Motivate and Persuasion voters quickly and easily

Thursday, September 1, 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday, September 22, 6:30-7:30pm

Script Creation, Printing, and Virtual Phone Bank: overview for creating call and walk sheets in VAN.

Sunday, August 28, 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, September 13, 4-5pm

Data Entry and Reporting: learn the easiest and most efficient ways to record data and pull reports in VAN.

Friday, August 26, 12:30-1:30pm

Sunday, September 18, 7-8pm


Tracking Volunteers: learn about My Campaign, VAN's powerful toolkit for organizing and mobilizing volunteers and activists

Sunday, August 28, 4-5pm

Friday, September 9, 12:30-1:30pm


Scores: an introduction to scores and modeling in VAN for Data Directors and very advanced users only

Sunday, August 28, 8-9pm

Tuesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30pm

Turf Cutting and MiniVAN: VAN makes it easy to divide turf for canvassing, and the mobile app MiniVAN brings door-to-door canvassing into the 21st century!

Friday, September 16, 12:30-1:30pm

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-7:30pm

The Hard Ask: tips and proven methods for recruiting volunteers who actually show up!

Monday, August 29, 6:30-7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 12:30-1:00 pm

Phonebanking 101: how to organize and run effective phonebanks, using new technology to reach more voters

Thursday, September 15, 6:30-7:30 pm

Canvassing 101: how to reach voters in the best way possible, running successful canvasses

Tuesday, September 6, 7:00-7:30 pm

Planning for Victory: creating your field plan and laying the foundations for a successful campaign

Thursday, August 11, 12:30-1:30 pm

Thursday, September 8, 7:00-8:00 pm

Data Office Hours:  If you can't make a training session or have questions about VAN not covered by a training, you can drop by "office hours" via webinar.

Monday, 4-5pm, and Thursday, 9-10am