Candidate Training Path

Since our creation in 2003 our candidate training programs are at the heart of the work that we do to change the face of power in Texas. We have two flagship training programs for candidates as well as more advanced workshops to continue candidate education throughout the election process. 

Candidate 101

You may be years away from your first election or considering a run soon. You may be struggling with the question: can I really do this? Or, do I really want this? Whatever questions you have about running for office, Annie’s List wants to help you find the answers.

You are not alone as you consider what direction to take your leadership journey. Annie’s List's experienced team knows what tools and insight that women need to get ready to take their next step toward the elected office. 

At Candidate 101, you’ll get insight from experienced political strategists and our elected champions on what it takes to prepare for a successful race. You will also connect with other like-minded women looking to take their activism to the next level!

Candidate 101 includes:

  • Basic information about running for state or local offices

  • Insight into the time, resources, and external support needed to run a successful campaign

  • Practical advice to start preparing yourself to run for office

  • Time to ask questions from experienced campaigners and connect with others considering running for office

 

Training Fee: $20

Please email training@texaswomenvote.org to find out about our available scholarships.

Click on the city closest to you to attend one of our 2021 Fall & Winter Trainings. Each training takes place in the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  
 


PREVIOUS TRAININGS
 

El Paso - September 9th 

Houston - September 14th (This event was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Nicholas)

Dallas - September 16th

Statewide Virtual Training - September 22nd

Central Texas - October 5th

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VIRTUAL TRAINING - November 11th

Candidate 201

Candidate 201 provides future candidates with a sound foundation for successful races for state and local offices. This program is immersive training to develop your campaign plan and outline the elements you will need to run and win. With the right skills, information, and foundation, you’ll be well on your way to elected office

 

You’ll gain the knowledge to:

  • Develop your WIN strategy

  • CONNECT with voters through your personal story

  • Leverage your NETWORK for political fundraising

  • Gain SUPPORT for your campaign

  • Manage life on the CAMPAIGN TRAIL 

Training Fee: $75
Please email training@texaswomenvote.org to find out about our available scholarships.

Click on the city closest to you to attend one of our 2021 Fall & Winter Trainings. Each in-person training takes place on a Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM local and includes lunch and snacks!

IN-PERSON TRAININGS
 

North Texas - October 30th
 

El Paso - November 6th
 

Houston - November 13th
 

Central Texas - December 4th

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VIRTUAL TRAINING - November 6th

Candidate 301 Workshops

Candidate 301 workshop topics will include:
 

  • Creating your Stump Speech 

  • How to Hire Consultants

  • Creating your Budget 

  • Filing Compliance Reports

More info on Candidate 301 workshops to come soon!