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Starting Today! Learn to Run for Office with Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities

Do you want to learn how to run a successful campaign for elected office? Sign up before noon Eastern to join us today for the first part of a five-week boot camp on core skills for running for office. Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities features five expert political consultants who will tell you everything you need to know about kickstarting your campaign, crafting your message as a candidate, communicating with voters, selecting campaign staff, and fundraising. It is ideal for the first-time candidate, as well as anybody who wants to support candidates with disabilities as campaign staff, future campaign managers, or volunteers. This training is non-partisan and open to all!

At 3:00 p.m. Eastern, we will be kicking off the series with “Campaign 101-An Intro to Running for Office.” This webinar, presented by Neal Carter, Principal of Nu View Consulting, and Atima Omara, Principal of Omara Strategies, will give you a broad overview of 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 and highlight tools that campaigns can use to help bolster messaging and outreach to voters and ultimately win their elections. There will be lots of time for the trainers to answer all of your questions!

This training series is free for NCIL members. There is a $50.00 registration fee for the five-part series for non-members, per call-in site. Fee does not apply per participant in group, provided the group uses the same conference line.

The trainings will be available via teleconference and CART (captioned) webcast. Same day registration ends at Noon Eastern. Registration for the rest of the series is will remain open throughout June, and recordings of the webinars will be made available shortly after they air. If you need additional accommodations or have questions, please contact Sarah Blahovec, Disability Vote Organizer, at sarah@ncil.org or 202-207-0334 ext. 1103.

Read the full Course Schedule running June 3-July 1, 2019.

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