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Registration Still Open & Recording Available for Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities!

Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities kicked off on Monday, June 3 with the first-ever run for office training for people with disabilities who are interested in running for elected office! Did you happen to miss it? If so, make sure to head over to to watch the recording of the 90-minute webinar, led by Neal Carter, Principal, Nu View Consulting and Atima Omara, Principal, Omara Strategy Group. In this webinar, Neal and Atima covered the basics for launching a campaign and provided an overview of essential campaign skills like messaging and fundraising. These skills will be covered more deeply in the remaining four webinars.

It isn’t too late to register for the rest of the series! Head over to to view the course descriptions and to register for the five-part course, and join us next Monday, June 10 from 3:00 to 4:30 Eastern for the next webinar. Stefan Walker, Political Consultant, The Politics Store will be covering Campaign Operations 101. This course will give you a strong understanding of what is needed from an operations standpoint to run a winning political campaign. Stefan will cover what you need to know about hiring a campaign manager and what staff is necessary for your campaign. In addition, you will learn about the role of a field coordinator, the importance of having a volunteer coordinator, and what other staff (or volunteers) you may want to hire for your campaign. There will be plenty of time for asking all your questions related to campaign operations.

If you are participating in Elevate, let us know! Please share your thoughts, experiences, and feedback on social media with the hashtag #ElevateLeadership.

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