Maryland Working Families is bringing CAMP WELLSTONE (CW) Candidate & Campaign Staff Training to Baltimore, and we are hoping you will help us find the right progressives to attend. We are looking for people who want to be candidates, or who want to help other people get elected.
The ideal training participant will:
- Want to run for office or be a campaign worker
- Have progressive views and leadership ability, with a track record of community involvement
- Be an independent voice, with the courage to stand up for what she/he believes
- Have a vision and a desire to make Baltimore a better City
- Work in coalition and as part of a team
First preference will be given to people from the Baltimore region.
Wellstone Action has a terrific record: With over 70,000 alumni and 350 partner organizations, Wellstone Action is the progressive movement’s premier center for political leadership development, igniting leadership in people and power in communities to win progressive change.
What is Camp Wellstone?
CW’s innovative approach to politics is the Wellstone Triangle. The three elements of the triangle are: progressive public policy, which lays out an agenda for action; grassroots community organizing, which builds a constituency to fight for change; and grassroots electoral politics, which provides tools for changing what leadership looks like and how to influence policymakers.
CW teaches the CANDIDATE nuts and bolts of running—and winning—a progressive campaign! Topics include: campaign planning and budgeting; writing and delivering a stump speech; fundraising; and canvassing.
CW teaches CAMPAIGN STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS the skills it takes to build a successful progressive campaign. Topics include: message development and delivery; earned and paid media; targeting; and direct voter contact.
Date: Friday, September 25 at 3pm, to Sunday, September 27 at 3pm
Cost: $50/ person (includes all food for the weekend)
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