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Date/Time:Friday, 24 Feb 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Channel:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Categories:Conferences Diversity Training, development
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"Ready to Run Iowa" is a 6-part, nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or become more involved in public life. Each workshop will address a different topic. Registration is required; register for each workshop individually.

Register online (free for Feb. 24 and March 24 training, $25 for April 21 training)

Feb. 24
9-11:30 a.m., "Getting Involved in Iowa Politics," this workshop will cover the importance of women's involvement in politics and ways to be involved such as serving on a board, volunteering with a campaign and running as a candidate.

1-3:30 p.m., "Deciding to Run," this workshop will include a discussion of Iowa's election laws, procedures for entering a race and women's experiences in campaigns.

March 24
9-11:30 a.m., "Campaign Fundraising," this workshop will cover identifying fundraising goals and donors, asking for donations, following campaign finance laws and reporting donations. Candidates and campaign treasurers are both encouraged to attend this workshop.

1-3:30 p.m., "Launching Your Campaign," this workshop will cover creating a campaign plan, building a team, field work and direct voter contact. Candidates and campaign managers are both encouraged to attend this workshop.

April 21
9-11:30 a.m., "Communicating Your Campaign Message," this workshop will cover creating an overarching campaign messaging theme; writing and delivering a stump speech; and communicating in forums, debates and on camera.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Enjoy a box lunch while networking with other workshop participants.

1-3:30 p.m., "Traditional and Social Media Best Practices," participants will learn how to work with news media, including tips for getting media attention and being interviewed, and how to use online resources to spread their message and mobilize voters.