So You Want to Run for Office: Indigenous American Heritage Month 11/13/2023 - National Democratic Training Committee

So You Want to Run for Office: Indigenous American Heritage Month

November 13, 2023

About the event

Special Indigenous American Heritage Month Event!

Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Monday, November 13th for a special So You Want to Run for Office celebrating Indigenous American Heritage Month.

The past few election cycles have seen historic strides in Native and Indigenous representation in elected office. Just last September, Congress welcomed Democrat and Alaska Native, Mary Petolta, to Congress alongside five other Indigenous leaders. On top of this, former Rep. Deb Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, serves as President Biden’s Secretary of the Interior.

But these six Indigenous Congresspeople are just the beginning. That’s why we’re hosting this special edition of So You Want to Run for Office tailored towards the unique needs and challenges Indigenous candidates might face on the trail through Election Day. 

Designed for prospective and early-stage candidates running for office, we will walk you through the ins and outs of making the decision to run for office and which office to run for.

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.

Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.

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Event Details
virtual live training
Nov 13, 2023
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 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.