Ready to Run® 2022 Virtual Series

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Ready to Run® 2022
Virtual Series Schedule

February 11, 2022 - March 18, 2022

Download the training presentations and watch the panels below!



Past Sessions

Friday, February 11, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

What Women Candidates Need to Know (National)
One of the nation's leading pollsters, Celinda Lake, will offer key advice for women candidates to utilize in their own campaigns moving forward. 

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Making History: Asian American Women Join the New Jersey Legislature

The 2021 election heralded a historic moment for the state when the three first Asian American women were elected to the New Jersey legislature. In a panel moderated by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Assemblywomen Shama Haider, Sadaf Jaffer, and Ellen Park will discuss this important moment, why they chose to run now, the importance of having diverse voices at the policymaking table, and what this means for women in New Jersey moving forward.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 10:00am - 11:30am ET

Run Sister Run: Women of the African Diaspora Changing the Political Landscape (State)
Real advice from the real experts – women who have done it themselves. Panelists will provide insights and advice on important topics for current or future public officials.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm ET

Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics (State)
This roundtable features women in the Asian American community who have been involved in public leadership in various ways, including elected or appointed officials, campaign workers, and non-profit leaders. 

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Friday, February 18, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Launching Your Campaign (National)
Eva Pusateri will provide a focused overview of key elements of your campaign plan, including practical tips for voter contact, message development, and working with a campaign team virtually.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

ELLA Wins (Elections & Leadership Latina Academy)
The session features a roundtable discussion about the importance of having more Latinas engaged in politics and public life, including as elected or appointed officials, lobbyists, and party leaders. 

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

OUT to Run: Empowering LGBTQ+ Political Leaders 
A panel of public leaders will discuss the importance of having more LGBTQ+ individuals engaged in politics and public life, including as elected or appointed officials, lobbyists, and party leaders. 

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Friday, February 25, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Digital Strategies for Campaigns (National)
Now that campaign operations have been moved mostly online, what are the best strategies for engaging voters? This session will spotlight the best practices and offer actionable tips for reaching and engaging voters online.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Navigating New Jersey Political Parties for Candidates (State)
The session will highlight the power dynamics of party organizations, building relationships with party operatives and gaining the party’s support, and will address how to respond when the party organization is not supportive.

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Friday, March 4, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00 pm ET

Strategic Campaign Communications (National)
This session will provide practical tips for preparing yourself to run for office, including developing a unique and persuasive message and improving your digital presence.

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Friday, March 11, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Fundraising for Success: Part 1 (National)
Fundraising is a crucial aspect of campaigning. This webinar covers key components of campaign fundraising, including developing a strategy for your campaign, building a donor list, and recruiting a finance committee.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Getting Appointed to Office (State)
This session will focus on the appointments process, including the types of seats to consider and how to build and leverage your qualifications and experience for an appointment.

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Friday, March 18, 2022 | 11:00am – 12:30pm ET

Fundraising for Success: Part 2 (National)
Using storytelling, listening, and relationship-building skills, anyone can successfully raise money. Fundraising expert Nancy Bocskor will teach participants how to build and utilize these skills to successfully make the “ask.”

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