Pride Month: So You Want to Run for Office? 06/27/2022 - National Democratic Training Committee

Pride Month: So You Want to Run For Office?

June 27, 2022

About the event

Special Pride Month Edition!

LGBTQIA+ folks have made great strides in the past few years to increase representation in elected office, meaning more visibility and solidarity behind the issues that affect LGBTQIA+ folks day in and day out. From 2019 to 2020 alone, the number of elected LGBTQIA+ folks in office jumped 21%.

This momentum is no doubt incredible, though we must pay homage to the work of those who came before us, like Marsha P. Johnson throwing the first brick at Stonewall to ACT UP activists fighting for control of their healthcare. We can both celebrate progress while honoring the often overlooked histories of LGBTQIA+ political participation. 

And one way for the legacy of these activists to endure is through even more LGBTQIA+ running for office. We invite any LGBTQIA+ identifying folks to join this special edition of our So You Want to Run for Office training, which will cover how to make this big decision with a unique focus on how your identity can play a role in this process.

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
Jun 27, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm (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 NDTC permission to take photographs and record videos including me at this event, and to use them for its internal and external purposes.