Ready To Run Conference Set To Come To Washington, DC

Nearly Twenty Women’s Groups Come Together to Prepare Candidates and Staff for Political Campaigns

February 12, 2018

Contact: John Brandt, Assoc. Dir. for Communications, [email protected], 202-994-3199

Washington – The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) is proud to partner with nearly two dozen women’s and advocacy groups to bring Ready to Run, a non-partisan campaign training program started by the Center for American Women and Politics, to Washington, DC. The program seeks to encourage and train women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other way.

This program is the result of a unique collaboration between over twenty advocacy organizations from the left and right, as well as non-partisan organizations, focused on increasing political participation and raising ethical and professional standards in the fields of politics, communications, and advocacy. A full list of partners is below.

Our program will feature insights on how to build a campaign, boost one’s public speaking and presentation skills, manage and grow a candidates digital portfolio, developing a campaign message, and raising the funds needed for a successful campaign. Many sessions will be facilitated by GSPM alumni now working as elected officials, campaign managers, and digital communications professionals.  

GSPM’s Ready to Run partners include:

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Emerge America, Grassroots Professional Network (GPN), Ignite National, Independent Women's Forum, Independent Women's Network, National Federation of Republican Women, Network of enlightened Women (NeW), Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), Center for American Women and Politics, RightNOW Women, Running Start, She Should Run, Veterans Campaign, VIEW PAC, Virginia Leadership Institute: Gaining a Seat at the Political Table, Vote Run Lead,
WeLead, Women In Government, and Women in Government Relations

For media inquiries regarding the about Ready to Run conference please contact [email protected]

To register for Ready to Run, visit our Ready To Run event page

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