Ann Arbor, Michigan Democratic Party, Michigan Democrats — July 24, 2013 at 7:23 am

Michigan Dem Justice Caucus & others present Camp Millie training for activists, candidates, and staff


Grassroots organizing at its finest

Every year, the Michigan Democratic Party Justice Caucus holds a two-day training workshop known as Camp Millie. It is a well-known and highly respected event aimed directly at progressive activists, candidates, and future staffers for elected officials. This year’s Camp Millie is titled “Diversity: The Challenge of Minority Candidates running in Majority Districts” and is co-sponsored by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Black Caucus, the Ann Arbor Democratic Party, and the 12th Congressional District Democrats.

The event takes place in Ann Arbor August 17 & 18, 2013 in the Eisenhower Center Moriah Hall at 3200 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

From the Camp Millie website:

The Justice Caucus Camp Millie training program for activists, candidates and campaign staff is back!

This program has trained hundreds of people across the state since it began in 2006. The Justice Caucus brings together some of the best and brightest trainers in Michigan — people with practical experience who want to share what they’ve learned.

Camp Millie Diversity will also focus on the special challenges faced by minority candidates running in majority districts. It will include advice and tips from those who have successfully navigated these waters.

What can you learn at Camp Millie? Learn how to craft a message, create a narrative, build a campaign plan, reach out to voters, raise money, and more. And because nothing beats “doing”, practice the skills while you learn.

For just $50, you receive 2 days of training, a binder packed with useful information, continental breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. Training runs 8:30am-5:30pm Saturday and 8:30am-4:30pm Sunday.

Learn the skills you need to win!

For more information, contact Charlene Snow at 313-342-2327 or, or Nan Melke at 734-674-7327 or

You can download the event flyer (pdf) HERE. Register for the event online HERE or print out the flyer and mail it in.

If you are active in Michigan politics, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Camp Millie is named after Mildred (“Millie”) McWilliams Jeffrey, a native Michigander who spent her lifetime working to ensure fairness for workers, minorities, and women. She was instrumental in the formation of EMILY’s List and was a fierce proponent for encouraging more women to run for office at all levels.