I have helped walk candidates through running for School Board (with help from great former directors and others) because it's important to know what you are getting into with a race AND what that work is like if you win.
But I am certainly no expert but there are ones coming to town. The National Political Caucus of Washington is having a campaign training for women on Saturday, March 8th from 8 am to 5 pm at the Tukwila Community Center. The cost is between $40-60 depending on if you are a member or non-member. From their webpage:
- Are you Ready to Run?
- Developing and delivering your message
- Finding and raising the money
- Targeting and talking to voters
- Campaign Nuts & Bolts: getting started, deadlines, rules, organization, and more!
Plan to join us after the training from 5pm-6pm for appetizers and no-host bar mingling and networking at nearby Billy Baroo's. This is your opportunity to talk to the trainers and consultants, other attendees, and meet representatives from other endorsing organizations!
I would like to see more women and more women of color who are willing to fight ed reform be elected. To that end, I am willing to sponsor three women who would like to go to this event. I ask that you explain who you are, what office you would like to run for and a paragraph about your thoughts on public education. (What you write to me will be held in confidence; I will not disclose anyone's names.)
Do this within the next week as I do not know how many people can go or how fast it will fill up. My blog e-mail is