Are you interested in running for office? Do you want to learn more about running campaigns?

Every year, Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) offers campaign training to help women run and win elective office at its Ready to Run program. Ready to Run is scheduled for March 20-21, 2020. NJEA offers scholarships for women who are interested in the program. This includes a dinner meeting in New Brunswick and hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for those who are interested in staying overnight. The conference will take place at the Douglass Student Center in New Brunswick.

Preconference programs for women of color will be held on Friday, March 20.  The evening welcome and plenary session will address digital strategies for candidates, campaigns and advocates followed by a networking reception.

Saturday’s program offers two tracks: “I’m Ready to Run, Now What?” and “I’m Not Ready to Run Yet, But…” A luncheon plenary will focus on conquering the camera with an interactive media training. More information is available at

The preconference programs begin on Friday at 11 a.m., and the main program begins Friday at 4:15 p.m. If your schedule does not permit you to arrive on time, you are still eligible to apply for a scholarship and attend the program.

For more information, contact Carolyn Thompson in NJEA Government Relations at or (609) 310-4358.  If you wish to attend and are interested in a scholarship, please complete an application available on the website

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