So You Want to Run For Office? 04/25/2022 - National Democratic Training Committee

Gen Z: So You Want to Run For Office?

April 25, 2022

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About the event

How do you do fellow teens? But really… do you consider yourself Gen Z or a Zillennial? Are you inspired by young people who have run for office and won? Then you won’t want to miss this special edition of our So You Want to Run for Office virtual live training specifically for Zoomers and young millennials interested in getting involved in politics. 

In the U.S. Senate alone, 23 senators are over the age of 70, with only one younger than 40. Looking up and down ballots across the country, it can seem like elected office is a job reserved for older folks. 

But that doesn’t have to be our reality. By getting younger folks involved in running for office, you can have a say in the issues that are paramount to your generation: climate change, economic equality, housing, and more. 

Join NDTC Trainer and Run for Something Midwest Regional Director Kandice Harris on April 25 as they review the ins and outs of making this big decision, along with unique challenges and opportunities you’ll face as a young leader. Manifest your success!

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
Apr 25, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm (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 traindemocrats.org 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.