So You Want to Run for Office: Black History Month Edition 2/5/2024 - National Democratic Training Committee

So You Want to Run for Office: Black History Month Edition

February 5, 2024

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About the event

Building Black political power is essential in creating a democracy that represents all Americans.

That all begins by doing what we can to build a pipeline of Black candidates and working to close the gap of Black representation in American politics.

That’s why we’re excited to host a special edition of our So You Want to Run for Office Training intended for Black prospective or early stage candidates.

While the past few election cycles have seen historic strides among Black elected leaders, this is just the beginning.

From school board to your state’s general assembly, you can make a difference in your community by running for office. 

Our expert trainer will walk you through the ins and outs of making the decision to run for office. No prior experience required! 

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.

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Event Details
virtual live training
Feb 5, 2024
1:00pm - 2:00pm (ET)
What to Expect

We will be using Zoom for this training. 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.