So you're interested in public service?

The Mainstream Coalition is hosting the Step Up & Lead series of free, virtual workshops for anyone interested in local public service. It could be for elected office, or an appointed position, or even working with someone seeking public office.

This is a nonpartisan series focusing on the fundamental aspects of running a local campaign, including fundraising, messaging, digital communications, and field operations.

The first session is introductory, and is being held before the June 1 filing deadline for local or municipal office this year. The two following sessions are workshops for those who are seeking public office, or those helping them.

You can register for just one, two, or all three. If you're not sure, consider signing up for the first introductory session, then signing up for the others once you have made up your mind. But space is limited!

Click here to register!

Description of Sessions

All sessions will be held from 9 am - 12:30 pm via Zoom.

Introduction to local public service and necessary next steps
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Learn about different opportunities to serve, either as elected officials, in appointed positions, or as campaign staff. We will cover a variety of topics, from ethics and diversity to issue positions and the nuts and bolts of filing to run.

This is the event for people trying to decide if public service is for them (or if they want to support someone seeking public office).

Workshop: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing
Saturday, June 5, 2021

This is the necessary work of getting your campaign off the ground In a workshop format, we will cover fundraising (including campaign finance reports, how to make compelling asks, platforms, and more), networking (including coalition building, local groups, special interest groups, other officials, and more), and marketing and communications (including digital media, press relations, and more).

This event is for candidates for public office and/or campaign staff.

Workshop: Goals, Strategies, and Fieldwork
Saturday, June 12, 2021

This workshop focuses on working with the human capital required to get into public service. In a workshop format, we will talk about electoral strategy, identifying, targeting, and persuading your supporters, voter registration, getting out the vote (including texting, canvassing, phonebanks, writing scripts, virtual events, and more), finding volunteers, and election day strategies.

This event is for candidates for public office and/or campaign staff.


Register now for one or more sessions!


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