Ready to Run® Campaign Trainings for Women
Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible. But too few women serve: only 19% of US Congress is female, and women hold only 24% of state legislative seats. Ready to Run® is our non-partisan campaign training program to encourage and train women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.
Central to the Ready to Run® model is an innovative, comprehensive curriculum that incorporates the political culture and climate of the locale and uses state and local campaign experts to highlight the specifics of running in a particular state or region. The program demystifies the process of running for elected office, encourages more women to mount campaigns, and introduces them to elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, and party officials in their state to whom they can turn as they get ready to run. CAWP’s model curriculum covers fundraising, positioning oneself for elected office, navigating the political party structure, media training, the nuts and bolts of organizing a campaign, mobilizing voters, and crafting a message.
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Upcoming Programs Around the Country
Ready to Run® Iowa Workshop Series: March 13, 2015; April 24, 2015
Ready to Run® New Jersey – March 13-14, 2015
Ready to Run® Louisiana – March 24-25, 2015
Ready to Run® New Mexico - April 10-11, 2015
Ready to Run® Michigan – April 17-18, 2015
Women Lead Arkansas – July 25 -27, 2015