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Van Training with RI NOW

  • 22 Wampanoag Trail Riverside, RI, 02915 United States (map)

The purpose of this event is to support our 2018 endorsed candidates, help anyone working on any campaigns, and provide an opportunity for anyone to learn. The "VAN" is the Voter Activation Network. Candidates use this to build lists-- to canvas, fundraise, and get out the vote. 

We are lucky that Gus Bickford will be joining us to lead the training. Currently serving as Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Gus Bickford has a long history of working in Democratic politics. Specializing in Survey Research and Database Targeting, he is the Principal of Factotum Productions, Inc. He has administered voter contact programs for the Democratic Parties of Connecticut, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and for the Presidential Campaigns of John Kerry ’04, Barack Obama ’08 and ‘12 and Hillary Clinton in ’08. With 22 years of expertise with large databases and refining the information they provide, Gus worked on the team that created the National Voter File (VoteBuilder) for the Democratic National Committee. Prior to founding Factotum Productions, Gus served as a Vice President and Director of Systems Integration for Predictive Networks and for 5 years as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Gus is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Organizational Behavior.

We will provide a pizza dinner. Participants will need to bring their own device on which to use VAN. If you don't have the VAN you can share with someone who does or watch Gus' presentation onscreen.

$25 to anyone else who attends, and $20 to RI NOW members who attend. (This will be free for our newly endorsed candidates).

To purchase tickets:

Earlier Event: July 23
RI NOW Happy Hour and Meet & Greet
Later Event: August 6
RI NOW Legislative Committee