The early-bird pricing for the groundbreaking women’s campaign training out of Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has been extended 3 more days until Friday, Feb. 22.
Are you Ready to Run March 22-23?
I’m a graduate of this training, which is excellent, and so is nearly every smart woman fresh to NJ politics that I’ve ever met. The program – which originates out of four decades of CAWP’s scholarship, research and data about American women’s political participation at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics – is the first of its kind in America.
Not sure you’re ready to run, but thinking it over? There’s a for those mulling or working on alternate ways influence politics. Also, 3 pre-conference programs encourage women of color to run for office:
What I want you to know about this training is that it’s bi-partisan. You’ll find both GOP & Democratic leaders up front at each session, and women of both parties – and perhaps additional parties – seated next to you. When I went, I found the fellowship of other women finding their power exciting. But I admit, I was also very careful about talking too much about the strategy of campaigns I was working on. You might approach it differently. Takeaways include: media and fundraising skills, how-to info for running, practical advice, internet strategies, and better understanding of party politics.
Headliners at Ready to Run include Christie insider Michael DuHaime, former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, Christine Jahnke who trains candidates for media appearances, and pollster Celinda Lake. Below the fold, the whole trainers list, which include Blue Jersey’s own Sen. Loretta Weinberg.
Tara Dowdell, The Tara Dowdell Group
Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta
Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
Christine Jahnke, Positive Communications
Other featured speakers: Councilwoman Toni Angelini, Borough of Matawan; Irene Kim Asbury, New Jersey Republican State Committee; Senator Jennifer Beck; Sayu Bhojwani, The New American Leader’s Project; Dorothy Blakeslee, The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency; Cheryl Blodgett, Asian American Heritage Council; Assemblywoman Marlene Caride; Assemblywoman Casagrande; Beatrice Daggett, Citzens Campaign; Michellene Davis, Barnabas Health; Kathleen Donovan, Bergen County Executive; Zulima V. Farber, Esq., Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE); Senator Nia Gill; Gail Gordon, Republican Fundraiser and Political Strategist; Joyce Wilson Harley, Essex County College; Veena Iyer, Edison Township Board of Education; Margarita Muñiz, Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE); Nuris Portuondo, former Councilwoman, City of Summit; Assemblywoman Annette Quijano; Mayor Dana Redd, City of Camden; Ingrid Reed, New Jersey Future; Senator Teresa Ruiz; Assemblywoman Grace Spencer; Candace L. Straight, Former Co-Chair, New Jersey Republican State Committee; Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter; Council President Jeannie Tsukamoto, Borough of Madison; Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg; and many more.