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: www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-want-to-run-for-office-tickets-135436675743. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DDWC is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to elect qualified Democratic women to public office at the state, county, city, town and village levels and to encourage every Democratic woman to become politically active. Since our founding, we have helped more than 300 Dutchess County women seek public office by providing campaign workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and financial support.