Training & Workshops

Perfecting Your Political Pitch: Join Us for Online Training on February 27, 2021

We know that when a woman stands up and speaks truth to power, there will be attempts to put her down. So I’m not going to be put down and I’m not going anywhere.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

When running for political office, it all starts with your pitch or “elevator speech,” in which you have 118 seconds to tell voters who you are, what you stand for, and how they will benefit if you’re elected.

Join us online Saturday, February 27 from 2-3:30 pm to learn how to craft a persuasive pitch and incorporate it into all aspects of your campaign.

Messaging and communications strategist Sandi Sonnenfeld will walk you through the steps needed to create your pitch, while elected local Democratic politicians Kenya Gadsden, Amber Grant, and Sarah Imboden will discuss what works and what doesn’t work on the campaign trail.

We will then break out into smaller groups to refine and test-drive your pitches, so come prepared with your platform points!

Click Here to Register

This free webinar is for women Democrats running for local, county, or state office as part of DDWC’s So You Want to Run for Office candidate training program.

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So You Want to Run for Office? Join Us on January 16, 2021 to Learn How

Hundreds of thousands march down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women’s March in Washington, DC, U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

The Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus (DDWC) will be holding an online forum for women, including transwomen and nonbinary persons interested in running for elected office in 2021 or beyond. The forum will be held via Zoom on Saturday, January 16th from 2-3:30 pm.

“Women face unique challenges when running for political office, yet more women are running for office than ever before. This forum is designed for women who are interested in running for one of the many open municipal and county races that will be on the ballot in Dutchess County in 2021 or who are just looking to help get women elected,” said Amber Grant, President of DDWC and Beacon City Councilperson. “This Zoom training will cover the basics of how to get started running for office as well as help address any concerns potential female candidates may have.”

Forum speakers include Dutchess County Democratic Chair Elisa Sumner; Dutchess County Legislator and Minority Leader Rebecca Edwards; and Fishkill Town Board Member Kenya Gadsden.

Register at: Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.

“So You Want to Run for Office” will be the first of a series of campaign trainings the DDWC will hold during the winter and spring of 2021. Future topics include:
● Crafting Your Pitch
● Fundraising 101
● Basics of Campaign Communications

Can’t attend on January 16th? Contact [email protected].
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