November 12, 2019/Media, Press

RELEASE: Texas Democrats Launch Second Staff the Movement Academy, Beginning in January

Staff the Movement has Trained 57 Texas-based Campaign Staff, Majority of those Graduated into Campaign Jobs Across the State


Staff the Movement


Austin, TX — Following the success of the first Staff the Movement Academy, the Texas Democratic Party announced our second Staff the Movement program, which will run January through March 2020.

Staff the Movement is the Texas Democratic Party’s three-month academy to give future campaign professionals the skills they need. A first-of-its-kind program designed to recruit and train the next generation of campaign staff and give us the advantage in this election.

We aim to diversify and professionalize campaign staff and provide an entry point to politics for those looking to get involved. Through this Texas-centric program, the Texas Democratic Party will grow the available base of professional staff for Democratic candidates in Texas.

Texas Democratic Party Training & Programming Director Philippa Wood issued the following statement:

“Our Staff the Movement program is a gamechanger. For Democrats to win up and down the ballot in 2020, the Texas Democratic Party must train the next generation of Democratic campaign staff and deploy them with the tools necessary to win.

“Our first Staff the Movement Academy did just that. We trained 57 Texas-based campaign staff and placed a majority of graduates in campaign and county party jobs across our state. That’s why we’re excited to be launching a second academy.”

To learn more & apply for the second Staff the Movement training, click here.  

More about Staff the Movement:

  • The first round of Staff the Movement trained 57 Texas-based campaign operatives in field, organizing, data, communications, digital, and more.

  • Ninety percent of Staff the Movement graduates who were looking for full-time opportunities, are either currently employed or are in talks with a Texas campaign or county-based entity.

  • The participants were diverse and represented the entire state of Texas —  71% of participants identified as a minority and 61% identified as female.