So You Want to Run for Office: Women’s History Month Event with Emily's List 3/2/2023 - National Democratic Training Committee

So You Want to Run for Office: Women’s History Month Event with Emily's List

March 2, 2023

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About the 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 partnering up with EMILY’s List to bring 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! 

Women are often less likely to pursue roles that they don’t feel 100% qualified for. So we’re here to change the narrative. Your own life experiences that make you unique are exactly what can make you a stellar candidate for political office.

Our expert trainer, Nancy Leeds, will cover the ins and outs of making the decision to run and for what office. This training is encouraged for prospective and early-stage women candidates running for any office. 

We invite folks who identify or partially identify as women to attend this training as a part of our Women’s History Month programming.

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
Mar 2, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm (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 NDTC permission to take photographs and record videos including me at this event, and to use them for its internal and external purposes.