VoteRunLead to conduct national training to prepare more women for political office
GritoBlast! Hillary Clinton’s participation in the 2016 presidential election inspired many women and young girls that they too can run for the highest office in the land, but it’s been the passage of legislation detrimental to the well-being and basic rights of women that is spurring many to challenge the male status quo in Congress, state houses, and city councils and take it upon themselves to not only run for office but change how government is run.
But deciding to run is only the first step. A successful candidate must know how to run for public office.
VoteRunLead wants to help women achieve their political goals.
On November 17-18, VoteRunLead will hold a national 3-day training session in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The intense #RunAsYouAre workshop trains participants to “enter politics with a purpose.”
According to Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead:
“Access to political leadership cannot be the domain of white men or the privilege of white women. Working to diversify who runs — and ultimately, who leads — are organizations like Latinas Represent, Higher Heights, IGNITE National and Minnesota’s own Rural and American Indigenous Leadership.
“VoteRunLead.org, supported by The Minneapolis Foundation, is bringing “Go Run,” a game-changing political gathering that is open to all women, to Minneapolis. Go Run will include our sister organizations and provide women with access to seasoned alums who have successfully run for office.
“The three-day training event will amplify the voices and experiences of a diversity of women who shaped new pathways to power, will enlist corporate and community allies, and will build women’s independent political power not tied to partisan rhetoric. We will develop tools and training with, not for, the community and side-by-side with men of courage to enable all women to take leadership roles in our government and enact real change.”
Registration is open to all women.