LEAD-VT Trainings

September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am
November 2, 2019 @ 10:45 pm

Have you ever considered running for office, but found it too daunting?

Have you ever considered running, or working on, a campaign but didn’t know where to start?

With the 2020 elections just around the corner the time to think about your leadership role in 2020 is now.

Leadership Education and Development Vermont (LEAD-VT) was created to demystify the process of running for office or working for candidates who do run. The ACLU and our allies will walk you through today’s political landscape and the challenges facing prospective candidates and campaign managers, and then give you the power mapping, campaign planning, organizing, and communication training necessary to mount successful electoral campaigns. 

LEAD-VT is holding four trainings this fall across the state. Apply today for the one nearest you: 

  • Bennington: September 7th, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
  • Lyndon: October 5th, Northern Vermont University, Lyndon Campus 
  • Rutland: October 19th, Leahy Educational Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • St. Albans: November 2nd, St. Albans City Hall 

The cost for each training is a suggested $50 for the day, which includes coffee, snacks, and lunch, but scholarships are available so no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All trainings run from 9AM - 4PM.

Our application form is here.

The training will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to run successful grassroots campaign to win and build leadership in your community. If you are interested in running for office we encourage you to be a part of LEAD VT! If you know of someone you think would make a great candidate or campaign leader - please forward them this email and application link.

If you have questions, email Dan Fingas at Rights & Democracy at [email protected].

*LEAD-VT is a joint electoral training partnership organized by Rights & Democracy, Vermont-NEA, Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund, Vermont Conservation Voters, ACLU-Vermont, and Women’s March Vermont.