Democracy School is MIRA’s signature capacity-building program for organizers, offered as full- and half-day workshops every year in partnership with MIRA members across the Commonwealth.

Iman Ali, left, a 2019 Summer Organizing Fellow, leads a discussion at Democracy School Lowell.

The goal of Democracy School is to build organizers and advocates’ understanding of the systems we’re trying to influence – from City Hall, to the Legislature, to the federal government – and provide training on organizing and capacity-building that can be applied in the field right away.

Whether you’re a young activist just getting started or a seasoned community organizer Democracy School offers a chance to build your skills, connect with organizers and advocates in your region, and make a bigger impact together.


This year, MIRA is partnering with MVT, MassVOTE, APIS CAN, and our regional partners to provide a 3-hour virtual training focused on building a collaborative and data-driven voter education and mobilization field program this election season in the following 6 regions:

East Boston to Salem
Tuesday, September 15 at 5:00-8:00 p.m.
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Merrimack Valley
Thursday, September 17 at 5:00-8:00 p.m.
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Western Mass
Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00-9:00 p.m.
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Boston to Brockton
Wednesday September 23 at 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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Central Mass and MetroWest
Thursday, September 24 at 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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Monday, September 28 at 5:00-8:00 p.m.
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