Are you interested in running for office? 

Do you want to learn more about running for office and campaigning? Think about attending Ready to Run, offered by Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. This year, Ready to Run is scheduled for March 15-16, 2024. 

NJEA offers scholarships for women to attend the program. This includes registration fees, a dinner meeting in New Brunswick and hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for those who are interested in staying overnight. 

The conference is at the Douglass Student Center in New Brunswick. Preconference programs designed by and for Latinas, Black women, and Asian American women are held beginning at noon on Friday, March 15. The conference begins at 4:15 p.m. on Friday with a welcome and plenary session addressing digital strategies for candidates, campaigns and advocates. 

Saturday’s program offers two tracks: “I’m Ready to Run, Now What?” and “I’m Not Ready to Run Yet, But…” More information is available at If your schedule does not permit you to arrive on time on Friday, you are still eligible to apply for a scholarship and attend the program