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Step Up! Charles City

October 13

$30

Step Up!

What You Need to Know Before You Decide to Run

NIACC Center, 200 Harwood Dr., Charles City Friday, October 13, 2017

The “Step Up!” seminar, which targets locally-elected women, offers training that helps them lay the groundwork for a successful campaign for state legislature.  Each seminar will include presentations by experienced political candidates and campaign staff who will share their advice and best practices with seminar participants.    A $30 fee covers the cost of lunch and the seminar notebook.

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AGENDA:
  • 10:30 am Registration
  • 11:00 am Welcome and Introductions Marilee Monroe, Former Floyd County Recorder
  • 11:15 am Pathways to Public Office Valerie Hennings, Morningside College, Professor Sioux City Most common backgrounds of women elected to public office
  • 11:35 am Step I: Why do you want to run? Jean Lloyd-Jones, Co-chair 50-50 in 2020 How to write and deliver your important “Why?” speech
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:20 Step II: What does a legislator do? Senator Amanda Ragan, Dist. 27, Mason City Qualifications, salary, time commitment, committee work, passing a bill, a typical day, and other details of a legislator’s job
  • 1:15 pm Step III: How do you manage a family and/or another career while serving in the legislature? Panel of current legislators: Amanda Ragan, State Senator, Dist. 27, Mason City and Jane Bloomingdale, State Representative, Dist. 51, Northwood Family involvement in decision to run, participation in the campaign, and adjustment to having a Mom in the legislature; living arrangements in Des Moines, and other personal observations
  • 1:45 pm Step IV: What are my chances of winning? Steve Corbin, UNI Professor, Marketing (retired), Cedar Falls How to analyze your district, choose the time to run, increase visibility and prepare yourself for a successful campaign
  • 2:15 pm Step V: How do I run a successful campaign? Josh Byrnes, former State Representative Dist. 51, Osage Quick summary of the ups and downs of a campaign: filing and reporting deadlines, campaign committee, volunteers, fundraising, door-knocking, the joy of winning, the plusses of running, even if you don’t win.
  • 2:45 pm Step Up! Build the Bench! Fill the Pipeline! Jean Lloyd-Jones
  • 3:00 pm Adjourn
Committee: Anna Burnham, Charles City AAUW; Cheryl Erb, 50-50 in 2020 board member; Marilee Monroe, former Floyd County Recorder; and Linda Tjaden, Floyd County Supervisor

Details

Date:
October 13
Cost:
$30

Venue

NIACC Center
200 Harwood Dr.
Charles City, IA 50616 United States
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Phone:
(641) 228-4634
Website:
http://www.niacc.edu/