December 10, 2016
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CENTER FOR AMERICAN WOMEN AND POLITICS HOLDS 'READY TO RUN’ CAMPAIGN TRAINING MARCH 21 AT RUTGERS

CENTER FOR AMERICAN WOMEN AND POLITICS HOLDS

‘READY TO RUN’ CAMPAIGN TRAINING MARCH 21 AT RUTGERS

 

Pre-conference sessions for women of color on March 20

 

WHAT: “Ready to Run,” a one-day, bipartisan campaign training program for women in New Jersey and three pre-conference programs for women of color: “Elección Latina,” “Run Sister Run” and “Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics. The program is presented by The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics (CAWP).

                                

WHO: Friday keynote speaker: PBS journalist Maria Hinojosa, on “Women, Politics and  Power.” Hinojosa is senior correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning PBS newsmagazine Now and managing editor/host of Latino USA. She has reported for CNN and NPR. Saturday keynote speaker: CelindaLake, on “What Women Candidates Need to Know.” One of the nation’s foremost experts on electing women and framing issues for women voters, Lake is called by Working Woman “arguably the most influential woman in her field.” Ready to Run is for women who want to run; get appointed to or seek a higher office; work on a campaign; or learn about the political system. Trainers are prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials and policy experts.

 

WHEN: Pre-conference program, Friday, March 20, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Keynote address

at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Keynote address at 8:30 a.m.

 

WHERE: DouglassCampusCenter,

100 George Street, New Brunswick

 

BACKGROUND: Ready to Run has two tracks: one for women planning to run for office immediately, the other for those who are interested in becoming involved in politics. Students will receive “how-to” instructions on running for office, fundraising and media skills, real-world advice and best practices, positioning strategies, inspiration to launch a campaign and a better understanding of party politics. Fee and registration information can be found on the CAWP Web site, www.cawp.rutgers.edu.

                                

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Debbie Walter

Media Relations

Rutgers, The StateUniversity of New Jersey

101 Somerset Street

New Brunswick, NJ  08901

732-932-7084 x 614

908-400-0641 (cell)



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