DARE TO RUN
Running a Successful Campaign
Sudents will examine several key factors that involve the decision to run for public office. They will also learn the ins and outs of drafting public policy, how the different branches of government work together to implement policy, and how women can make a difference in their communities.
Deciding to Run for Office
Policy and Advocacy 101
Understanding Complex Government
Why Women Can Make a Difference
Crafting a Campaign Message
Fundamentals of Grassroots Organizing
You’re In…Now What?
Participants will learn the importance of not only building their relationships with constituents, but also how to serve them as leaders within the community. They will also learn more advanced public policy strategies, depending on which level of government they are serving in, and why it is important and necessary to understand the decision making process with regards to political processes.
How to Get on the Ballot in Your State
Leveraging Relationships with Constituents
Serving Your Constituents Adequately
Effective Advocacy for Public Policy
Fundamentals of Political Decision-Making
Students will be assigned a female elected official who will mentor them as they begin the campaign for public office.
In addition, upon completion of the Dare to Run program, they will complete an internship for one semester with an elected official to learn the process of running a successful legislative office and how to interact positively with constituents to address their needs.
Participants will then become part of the Dare to Run Alumni Network.
They will maintain contact with one another and be able to network and share stories of their successes and obstacles on the path to public service.
In addition, all Dare to Run Alumni will have access to other alumni, legislators, and candidates for public office from around the country.