If you are interested in learning more about how to impact your community or state (or nation) through proven activist strategies, or want to learn more about what it takes to be an effective and (hopefully) successful candidate for public office, then make plans to spend this Saturday with the folks from American Majority as they bring their Candidate and Activist Training school to the Columbus area.
This joint training session will be held on the campus of Otterbein College, on Saturday, August 22nd, beginning at 8:45 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. Two separate tracks will be conducted, one for individual interested in running for office (Candidate track, Roush Hall, Room 114) and one for individuals wanting to be more effective in their communities (Activist track, Roush Hall, Room 212). A general session for both tracks will be held in room 114.
The cost of the event (which includes lunch and training materials) is $50 for candidates or first attendee and $20 each for each additional attendee (spouse, campaign manager, volunteer, etc with the first attendee) in the Candidate track, and $20 per person for those attending the Activist track.
Each track will be trained in general sessions, and then tracks will break out into track-specific trainings. The candidate track will spend over 4 hours covering the following subjects: Communications; Campaign Planning and Strategy; Fundraising; Grassroots; Utilizing New and Traditional Media; and more. The Activist track participants will receive over 4 hours of specialized training in the following: Building Coalitions and Organizing Meaningful Events; Holding Elected Officials Accountable; New Media Engagement: Blogs, Wikipedia Projects, Social Networking, etc.; Effectively Communicating Your Views; and more.
Our director will be in attendance, and we hope to see you there!