Interested in learning more about our Candidate & Campaign Trainings, ask questions about the training or application process or talk through logistics? Join us for free, virtual Information Session: Candidate & Campaign Training, Tuesday, May 16, 2023! Learn more and register for this free event here.
Our team just completed our second Candidate & Campaign training of the year in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over four days from Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, we trained 23 participants who arrived from all over the country and benefited significantly from the experience!
We were joined by Ogden City Council Member Marica White and former Utah state Senator Derek Kitchen! They spoke to participants about the best ways to run for office as an out candidate and shared their experiences from the trail. Utah state Representative Sahara Hayes joined us for the reception to encourage our attendees!
Former Utah state Senator Derek Kitchen, Ogden City Council Member Marica White, Campaign Workshop Founder Joe Fuld
Our signature 4-day bootcamp-styled LGBTQ+ Candidate & Campaign Trainings provide a comprehensive, non-partisan simulation to understand campaign best practices for any present or future LGBTQ+ candidates, campaign staff, and community leaders. Trainees learn the necessary skills and strategies by engaging in tough, realistic campaign exercises and working with peers to develop a plan to run for office and win. Topics include dealing with anti-LGBTQ attacks, making a walk list and yes – crafting successful fundraising asks!
Hear from Samir Bitar, who joined us from Los Angeles, CA:
We were so honored to be joined by a diverse array of LGBTQ+ leaders from around the country. 39% of our trainees were transgender, non-binary, gender nonconforming, or two-spirit. 39% of our trainees were people of color, 17% of our trainees were women. We’re committed to ensure that all LGBTQ+ people have an equal seat at the tables of power – and that means ensuring everyone has the tools to win on Election Day.
Wish you could have joined us? We have two more CCTs coming up this year! Learn more about our Candidate & Campaign Trainings in Orlando, FL July 13-16th, 2023 or in Detroit, MI October 12-15th, 2023.
Not sure if you’re ready to run but want to learn more about the process? Join us at one of our FREE Leadership Summits! This LGBTQ+ Leadership Summit is tailored to give participants networking opportunities and the tools needed to become more politically involved. We’re headed to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Saturday, May 20, 2023 and to Charleston, South Carolina Saturday, September 23, 2023!