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Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul

Campaign Training for Women

Ready to Run Minnesota

The University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences is the exclusive Minnesota partner of Ready to Run®. Part of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutger’s University, Ready to Run® is a national network of non-partisan campaign training programs committed to electing more women to public office. Ready to Run programming focuses on the election process and provides opportunities for women interested in politics to gain experience with the political process.

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Angela High-Pippert

Ready to Run Minnesota program director and professor of Political Science
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Phone Number
651-962-5725
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Virtual Training

Ready to Run trainings are designed to encourage women to run for office, work on campaigns, or increase their own political participation. In these free Friday sessions, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of organizing a campaign, including raising money, navigating political parties, crafting a message and working with the media. Learn more and register for upcoming sessions below.

Friday, Feb 12, 12-1:30 p.m. CST

Strategic Campaign Communication

Speaker: Abigail Gardner Principal, Scottie Public Affairs
This session will provide practical tips for looking and sounding your best on camera, hosting a professional virtual event and adjusting your presentation style based on the event (town hall vs. donor meet-up, for example), and effectively engaging and connecting with your audience even from a remote distance.

Friday, Feb 26, 12-1:30 p.m. CST

Crisis Communication

More information coming soon.

Friday, March 5, 12-1:30 p.m. CS

Fundraising for Success

Speaker: Kimberly Peeler-Allen Political Fundraising Expert and CAWP Visiting Practitioner Fundraising is a crucial aspect of campaigning. But in the midst of a pandemic and a global economic crisis, what should candidates do? Can you continue to fundraise? If so, what are the best ways to do so without seeming out of touch? This webinar will walk you through some of the best strategies to employ right now to help keep your campaign financially viable while being mindful of the challenges of the current moment.