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. This year, Ready to Run is scheduled for March 15-16. NJEA offers scholarships for women who are interested in the program, which includes a dinner meeting in New Brunswick and overnight accommodations (double occupancy) for those who are interested in staying overnight. The conference will take place at the Douglass Campus Center in New Brunswick.

Preconference programs for women of color will be held on Friday, March 15. The evening welcome and plenary session will address internet strategies for candidates, campaigns and advocates and include 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 here.

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 Liz Rylak in NJEA Government Relations at  If you know you wish to attend and are interested in a scholarship, ask Liz Rylak to send you the application form.

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