[Nfbnet-members-list] FW: Course Descriptions Now Available for Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities

Blake, Lou Ann LBlake at nfb.org
Fri May 24 12:21:25 UTC 2019

Hello Fellow Federationists,

If you are interested in running for political office, the below webinar series, sponsored by the National Council on Independent Living, may help you get started. Please see below for more information.

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From: The National Council on Independent Living <ncil at ncil.org<mailto:ncil at ncil.org>>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:54 PM
To: Sarah Blahovec
Subject: Course Descriptions Now Available for Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities

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Course Descriptions Now Available for Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities
Course descriptions are now available for Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities. This five-week webinar series will teach participants the skills they need to run a campaign for local elected office, including creating operations, communications, fundraising, and voter outreach. This course is open to everyone, and we particularly encourage multi-marginalized people with disabilities to join us as we learn from five experienced political consultants of color about how to run for office.
Participants will be sent presentation materials in accessible formats 48 hours before each webinar. If you need additional accommodations or have questions, please contact Sarah Blahovec, Disability Vote Organizer, at sarah at ncil.org<mailto:sarah at ncil.org?subject=Elevate> or 202-207-0334 ext. 1103.
Visit ncil.org/elevate<https://t.e2ma.net/click/b6ulsk/f5w55v/f5kc7ce> to register and find updates as the series approaches.
Campaign 101 - An Intro to Running for Office
Neal Carter, Principal, Nu View Consulting<https://t.e2ma.net/click/b6ulsk/f5w55v/vxlc7ce>
Atima Omara, Principal, Omara Strategy Group<https://t.e2ma.net/click/b6ulsk/f5w55v/bqmc7ce>
June 3, 2019; 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern
In this NCIL webinar, Neal Carter, Principal of Nu View Consulting, and Atima Omara, Principal of Omara Strategies will discuss how to get out of the starting gate when preparing to run for office or work for a campaign. They will discuss the precautions and unforeseen issues that may arise for a candidate with a disability. They will highlight tools that campaigns can use to help bolster messaging and outreach to voters and ultimately win their elections.
Campaign Operations 101
Stefan Walker, Political Consultant, The Politics Store<https://t.e2ma.net/click/b6ulsk/f5w55v/rinc7ce>
June 10, 2019; 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern
This course will give you a strong understanding of what is needed from an operations standpoint to run a winning political campaign. Stefan Walker, Political Consultant at The Politics Store will discuss what you need to know about hiring a campaign manager and what staff is absolutely necessary for your campaign. In addition, you will learn about the role of a field coordinator and the importance of having a volunteer coordinator.
Your Story, Your Campaign, and Your Brand Online
Atima Omara, Principal, Omara Strategy Group<https://t.e2ma.net/click/b6ulsk/f5w55v/7aoc7ce>
June 17, 2019; 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern
This webinar will cover the importance of your personal story to launch a meaningful campaign for office. Atima Omara, Principal at Omara Strategy, will teach you how the foundation of your story shapes your campaign message and how to use digital media tools to help you brand you and your campaign.
How to Make a Winning Campaign Message
Ken Mireles, Partner, Public Alliance<https://t.e2ma.net/click/b6ulsk/f5w55v/n3oc7ce>
June 24, 2019; 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern
This webinar will cover the essential elements of political messaging and strategy. Ken Mireles, Partner at Public Alliance will discuss the core components of a good campaign message and strategies on how to communicate with your targeted voters in a way that is meaningful, memorable and persuasive.
The Six Keys to Raising Money
Domonique James, Founder and CEO of Politics with Purpose<https://t.e2ma.net/click/b6ulsk/f5w55v/3vpc7ce>
July 1, 2019; 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern
Many campaigns who have the potential to win, don't, simply because they don't have the resources to get their message out. Fundraising is about systems and in order for the system to work properly you need the right pieces. In this training session, Domonique James, Founder and CEO of Politics with Purpose will teach you the 6 keys to raising money quickly, effectively, and confidently (even if, you're a first-time candidate and never fundraised before!)

[Atima Omara, Principal, Omara Strategy Group - Headshot of Black woman with shoulder-length hair smiling at the camera with her arms crossed.]
[Domonique James, Founder and CEO of Politics with Purpose - Headshot of a young Black woman with long dreadlocks smiling at the camera with her arms crossed.]
[Ken Mireles, Partner, Public Alliance - Headshot of Latinx man looking at the camera with a serious look on his face and his arms crossed.]

[Neal Carter, Principal, Nu View Consulting - Headshot of a Black man with short hair smiling at the camera in front of the American flag.]
[Stefan Walker, Political Consultant, The Politics Store - Headshot of a Black man with shaved head, beard and mustache smiling at the camera.]

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