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2018 Out To Win - LGBTIQ+ Candidate & Campaign Training

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Feb 10 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Join ProudPolitics for OUT TO WIN 2018, a non-partisan LGBTIQ+ candidate and campaign training for aspiring and current LGBTIQ+ and ally candidates and civic leaders, their campaigns teams, and friends and family. The workshop aims to:

  • Identify barriers, challenges, and opportunities facing aspiring and LGBTIQ+ candidates with overlapping complex intersectionalities

  • Help aspiring and current LGBTIQ+ and ally candidates and their campaign teams develop communications strategies to address issues pertaining to sexual orientation, gender identity, and complex intersectionalities

  • Provide aspiring LGBTIQ+ civic leaders with foundational considerations prior to taking the journey toward candidacy.

*Breakfast & lunch will be served.

PROGRAM -(8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

8:30-9:00Registration with Networking Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast

9:00-9:30Welcoming Remarks & Introductions

9:35-10:35Why do you want to run for office?

A guided discussion that explores running for the right reasons and being ready for the questions that will come your way as a candidate.

10:40-11:45Coming Out Again

When LGBTQ persons decide to run for office, they often face the challenge of coming out all over again - this time to an audience of voters and complete strangers. We also touch on the need to prepare family, spouse, partner, etc. for the being in the spotlight.


1:00-2:00Intersectionality: Being LGBTQ and .

A diversity discussion on navigating multiple identities while running for office.

2:05-3:05Resource Roundup

An engaging discussion about what networks and resources you actually have now that may realistically be utilized during a campaign.

3:15-4:00Out to Serve

This discussion, led by more experienced LGBTQ office-holders who were either out when elected or came out while in office, explores their time in office and how large a role (if any) their sexual orientation played.

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