Run Now: Accelerate your political power

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Run Now: Accelerate your Political Power is an 8-week cohort-based virtual training to expedite your path to political leadership.

You'll learn every aspect of running your first campaign - from fundraising to endorsements to articulating your personal call to service and more. You'll meet with elected women leaders as well as campaign consultants who will help you plan. 

Application Timeline: we will be accepting applications until Sunday, January 3, 2021 and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. We will be in touch within 1 week of receiving your application. If accepted, you will receive registration information related to your cohort. Please feel free to contact Sara Guillermo at sara@ignitenational.org if you have any questions. 


Series Dates & Details

We have three cohorts: West Coast, East Coast and Midwest

All cohorts will go through the following sessions. 

Why Run Now?
Target Your Seat + Campaign 101
Fundraise without Fear + Manage your Money
Communicate Your Call to Service
On-Camera Media Training
Talk to Voters IRL + Online
Get Endorsed!
Ready, Set, Go!

Dates and times are unique to each cohort. See below for cohort dates and times. 



 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long is each session and what time does each cohort meet? 

  • Each session is 2 hours
  • West Coast cohort meets every Tuesday from 5-7pm PST
  • Midwest cohort meets every Wednesday from 5-7pm CST
  • East Coast cohort meets every Thursday from 6-8pm EST

 

How many sessions can I miss?

The training is 8 weeks and to get the most of our experience, we strongly encourage all participants to participate 100%. We understand that life happens and we are still in the midst of a global pandemic - you can have 1 excused absence from the program. If you accrue 2+, you will be removed from the program. 

Who should apply to the program? 

The program is for young womxn ages 16-26 who are ready to run in the next 1-3 years. If you are over the age range, we will be prioritizing those within the age range. 

I’m not sure if I want to run but there will be open seats in my district, should I apply?

Yes! The training will help you to identify your seat and support you in launching your campaign. Open seats will help you target your race and create a timeline for your campaign. 

What does each cohort region mean? 

We based our cohorts on time zones - a bit different than Fall 2020 where we did state based cohorts and  a national cohort. This time, check your timezone - if you are in the Mountain timezone, you pick which day works best for you! 

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