So You Want to Run For Office 03/17/2022 - National Democratic Training Committee

So You Want to Run For Office?

March 17, 2022

About the event

Special Women’s History Month Event!

Despite women accounting for over half of the U.S. population, women are still in the minority for all positions of elected office, across every level in every state. The first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin, said of her momentous victory in 1916, “I may be the first woman member of Congress, but I won’t be the last.” And she was right!

That’s why we’re bringing you this special edition of our So You Want to Run for Office Training geared towards the unique challenges women face on the campaign trail. We invite folks who identify or partially identify as women to attend this training as a part of our Women’s History Month programming.

Join one of our experts trainers, Anna Carlson-Ziegler, as she covers the ins and outs of making the decision to run and for what office. This training is encouraged for prospective and early-stage candidates running for any office. 

You will learn the following in this training:

  • Understand the steps necessary to run for office
  • Explain best practices for choosing which office to run for
  • Identify what support you’ll need from your team
  • Prepare for sharing your decision to run with friends and family

Please note that each “So You Want to Run for Office?” training is limited capacity to increase opportunities for discussion and participation. If this session is full or doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find a list of upcoming sessions HERE.

A recommended (but not required) course for this training is So You Think You Want To Run?

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Event Details
virtual live training
Mar 17, 2022
8:00pm - 9:00pm (ET)
What to Expect

We will be using Zoom for this webinar, and please test out using Zoom prior to this meeting. We encourage downloading the app version (instead of viewing directly in your web browser) so that you can fully participate in any breakout groups.

Your Zoom link is visible once registered for this event on our website, and the Zoom link will be emailed as a reminder to you 30 minutes prior to the start of the training.  Zoom will ask you to verify that you’re an authorized user. This is a security measure we’ve added – all you need to do is sign in to a free Zoom account (this is different from your account). For more information on how to set up your Zoom account, please click here.

NDTC will record this event: by attending, you give them permission to take photographs and record videos, including me at this event, and to use them for their internal and external purposes.