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Announcement :: Environment
Grassroots Campaigning Training Seminar, May 29-30, Worcester
23 May 2004
This seminar is a must for all people wishing to run or help run an issue or candidate campaign. We especially encourage local organizers, local and legislative candidates, campaign managers, campaign treasurers, volunteer coordinators, fundraisers, field managers, database managers, press secretaries, or those who would like to just help in a campaign.

The training will cover all aspects of building and conducting a successful political or issue campaign.
WHAT: Grassroots Campaigning Training Seminar

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, May 29-30, single day attendence ok

WHERE: Worcester Artist Group Annex, 38 Harlow St., Worcester, MA

WHO: Anyone interested in learning how to run a grassroots issue or political
campaign.

BY: The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts and Karen Kubby, Six-time
successful candidate for Iowa City, IA, City Council and now a nation-wide
trainer for progressive candidates.

HOW MUCH: This training is free for Green-Rainbow Party candidates. All others
are encouraged to give a donation of up to $50.

RSVP: ASAP, to either Dave England, 617-277-2827 or Scott Pherson, 978-846-1657

This seminar is a must for all people wishing to run or help run an issue or
candidate campaign. We especially encourage local organizers, local and
legislative candidates, campaign managers, campaign treasurers, volunteer
coordinators, fundraisers, field managers, database managers, press
secretaries, or those who would like to just help in a campaign.

The training will cover all aspects of building and conducting a successful
political or issue campaign:

Setting goals
Identifying constituencies
Distilling issues
Outreach
Gathering endorsements
Recruiting volunteers
Campaign Materials
Media
Finances & Fundraising
Tracking supporters
Getting your supporters out
After you are elected
Below is a tentative schedule for a Sat. 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am to either noon
or 1pm timeframe. We may also be able to have an informal meeting/dinner with
Karen Kubby on Friday evening if there is enough interest in doing so.

OUTLINE OF IPPN CAMPAIGN WORKSHOP
Two-Day Version
Saturday 9am-5pm
9:00-10:00am [60 minutes]

I. Introductions
II. Where does electoral work fit into the movement?
III. Goals of workshop
IV. Ground rules for the weekend
V. What makes a "people's campaign"
VI. Discomfort Zone
10:00-10:30am [30 minutes]

I. Pre-campaigning
II. Goals of the Campaign
10:30-11:00am [30 minutes]

I. District Profile
II. Constituencies
III. Key Issues
IV. Your Message
11:00-11:15am [15 minutes]

BREAK

11:15-12:15pm [60 minutes]

I. Public Speaking
II. Candidate's Rap
12:15-12:55pm [40 minutes]

I. Outreach
II. Endorsements
12:55-1:55pm [60 minutes]

LUNCH

1:55-2:10pm [15 minutes]

I. Volunteers
2:10-2:40pm [30 minutes]

I. Materials
2:40-2:55pm [15 minutes]

BREAK

2:55-3:40pm [45 minutes]

I. Media
3:40-5:00pm [80 minutes]

I. Finances
Sunday 9am-1pm
9:00-9:30am [30 minutes]

Welcome to Sunday
9:30-10:30am [60 minutes]

I. Keeping Track of Supporters
II. Get Out the Vote
10:30-11:30am [60 minutes]

I. Candidate's Forum
11:30-11:45am [15 minutes]

I. Campaign Evaluation
11:45am-12:15pm [30 minutes]

I. General discussion and Q & A
12:15pm-1:00pm [45 minutes]

I. Make up time
II. Closure
See also:
http://www.green-rainbow.org/Elections/2004/training.html

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