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New Jersey

Run Sister Run: Empowering Black Women for Public Office

Register now for Run Sister Run and Ready to Run® 2023! 

March 17-18, 2023 at Rutgers University-New Brunswick 
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Montage of speakers and participants at Run Sister Run conference

CAWP, together with a steering committee of African American women leaders, sponsors Run Sister Run: Empowering Black Women for Public Office, a session of Ready to Run® Campaign Training for Women. Run Sister Run participants attend a half-day session that targets issues of particular interest to African American women running for political office.  Run Sister Run participants then attend Ready to Run® to learn about the nuts and bolts of working on a campaign.  

Ready to Run® offers a unique opportunity for potential women candidates to hear directly from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, and party officials about how to get Ready to Run®. Topics covered include fundraising, navigating the political parties, working with the media, and developing a campaign plan.  More details on Ready to Run.

Run Sister Run Steering Committee

(Affiliations listed for identification purposes only.) 

T. Missy Balmir


Barbara George Johnson
Vice President of External Affairs and Urban Policy and Research,  Kean University
Tahirah Cooper
Francesca Dulce Larson
Mosaic Strategies Group
Tara Dowdell
The Tara Dowdell Group, LLC
Shoshanna Page
Desha Jackson
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA)
Genia Philip
Marilyn Davis