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 training will take place in these regions in 2021 & 2021:
Central Texas | Dallas | El Paso | Fort Worth | Houston | Laredo | East Texas | Rio Grande Valley  

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.  

Longview - August 5th 

Rio Grande Valley - August 25th

Dallas - August 31st 

Fort Worth - September 2nd 

El Paso - September 9th 

Houston - September 14th 

Laredo - September 16th 

Central Texas - October 5th 

Candidate 201

Candidate 201, formerly Run to Lead, provides progressive women 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 inspiration and knowledge to:

  • Calculate your “win” number and build the campaign operations to reach your goal

  • Tell your story persuasively: using the right messages and mediums to connect

  • Develop strategies for effective outreach and voter targeting

  • Leverage your network for political fundraising

  • Make a strong ask for the support you need to win

  • 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 training takes place on a Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and includes lunch and snacks!

Rio Grande Valley - October 2nd

Laredo - October 9th 

Dallas - October 30th 

El Paso - November 6th 

Houston - November 13th

Fort Worth - November 20th 

Central Texas - December 4th  

Longview - January 8th

Candidate 301 Workshops

Candidate 301 workshops will be available on our online training platform throughout the 2022 election cycle. All the workshops will be prerecorded and available on your schedule. 

Upcoming topics will include:

  • Creating your Stump Speech 

  • How to Hire Consultants

  • Creating your Budget 

  • Filing Compliance Reports

 

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