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Dare to Run is proud to host events in the community to expand our reach to young women who are interested in running for public office.  

Dare to Run Winter Networking Reception - January 11, 2019

Dare to Run hosted its first event of 2019 - the winter Networking Reception! We had a presentation on Dare to Run's training program for 2019, including a discussion of currilculm and courses that will be available to all participants.  We engaged in a nonpartisan discussion about all of the 2020 Presidential Candidates and closed with some strategies for how to augment the number of women running for office across New York and the country.  

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International Women's Day Panel: #Womenlead: How to Diversify the Pipeline of Women Leaders Across Racial, Ethnic and Party Lines: March 6, 2019

To commemorate International Women's Day 2019, Dare to Run hosted a panel with women from the Democratic, Republican and Independent parties to discuss the importance of diversification of women leaders across racial, ethnic and party lines in light of unprecedented victories for women at the federal and state levels of public office.  The conversation that ensued was a tripartisan discussion about how to give women of all political ideologies the tools and resources they need to run successful campaigns for public office.  


Dare to Fundraise: Seminar for Women: April 30, 2019

On April 30, 2019, Dare to Run hosted a seminar on fundraising for women candidates in New York City.  The seminar was intended to be a pop-up of the Dare to Run Women's Leadership Certificate Program.  For Part 1, Rachel Edelman, fouunder of RE Event Consultants, gave a presentation to participants about the importance of fundraising for women in both the nonprofit and the political sector.  She addressed questions from the audience about the importance of fundraising and how to overcome your fears as candidates for public office.  Part 2 featured breakout sessions with legislators and nonprofit fundraising professionals from across New York City.  Legislators included Councilwoman Alicka Ampry Samuel of District 41 in Brooklyn, Councilwoman Debi Rose of District 49 in Staten Island, and the Honorable Christine Pellegrino of Assembly District 9 in Nassau/Suffolk County.  Nonprofit Fundraising experts included Steve Fox, Jessica Kelly, and Jennifer Maertz, former candidate for NYS Senate District 1.  


Dare to Run: Summer Karaoke Party: July 27, 2019

On July 27, 2019, Dare to Run hosted a summer Karaoke Party at Karaoke One7 in Manhattan as a fundraiser.  We had friends come out from all five boroughs to join us for singing in support of women who want to run for office.  


Dare to Run: Fall Networking Night: October 22, 2019

On October 22, 2019, Dare to Run hosted Fall Networking Night: An Evening with Your Local Elected Officials.  Participants heard from Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz for District 39 in Queens; Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal for District 6 in Upper Manhattan and Lindsey Boylan, who is currently running for Congressional District 10 in New York.  Attendees also heard from Giselle Burgess and Shanequa Moore, two trainees who completed the first cohort of the Dare to Run Program in Fall 2019.  


Dare to Run Holiday Party: December 13, 2019

Dare to Run hosted its annual Holiday Party on December 13, 2019 at Smithfield NYC.  We had over 30 people in attendance to celebrate the completion of the first cohort of Dare to Run and the celebration of another fabulous year.  Thank you to all the amazing women candidates who attended - Amoy Barnes, Amber Adler, and Giselle Burgess, our amazing student who completed the training program! We look forward to seeing all the amazing things you do in government!

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