Maryland Working Families is pleased to partner with Wellstone Action to present the JumpStart Candidate Training Program. This full-day training is for progressives who are considering running for public office, but don’t know where to begin. Participants will be guided through a self-assessment process to help them determine if they are ready to run and set realistic expectations about what it will take to win.
Campaign professionals will guide participants through developing plans for dealing with both personal and campaign demands. With an intense focus on skills-building, the training will feature workshops on targeting, research, fundraising, developing an effective narrative and stump speech.
Upon completion of the program, participants will have a detailed task list and timeline for launching a campaign. In July, candidates will invited back to participate in a 3-day advanced training where they will have the opportunity to get one-on-one advice on how to improve their campaign.
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Montgomery/Frederick County Regional – Sat, May 13, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT — SEIU Local 500, 901 Russell Avenue, #300, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Prince George’s/Charles County Regional – Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT — UFCW Local 400, Landover, MD 20785
Baltimore/ Central Maryland Regional – Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT — Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202