Ready to Run Mississippi

Ready to Run® Mississippi will take place Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Hilton Jackson hotel on County Line Road in Jackson, MS. Registration is NOW OPEN for this annual statewide conference where women will be empowered to step out of the box and run for elective office. Registration fee: $25 - includes

all conference materials, access to expert presenters, professional conference photograph, certificate, breakfast, lunch, and additional refreshments.

Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible. Women bring different priorities and experiences to public life, including perspectives that have been largely absent in public policymaking. Women change the way government works, and their voices are needed around the country. Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways. Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics’ (CAWP) model curriculum covers fundraising, positioning oneself for elected office, navigating the political party structure, media training, the nuts and bolts of organizing a campaign, mobilizing voters, and crafting a message.

There are two tracks that participants can elect to follow:

Track 1: I’m Ready to Run, Now What? for women planning to run for office immediately.

Track 2: I’m Not Ready to Run Yet, But…for women who want to learn more about different ways to get involved in politics or position themselves for public leadership.

Mississippi is the only state in the United States to never send a woman to Congress and never elect a woman governor. The goal of this program is to inspire women to consider becoming more involved as political advocates in their community and to run for elective office by equipping them with knowledge and expertise specific to barriers women face in politics.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Mississippi Democratic Party & Mississippi GOP

For more information about Ready to Run® Mississippi, please contact Jenn Gregory at jenn@stennis.gov or (662) 325-8409.

▼ Show More Information

1001 E County Line Rd, 39211
Jackson
19 August , Saturday 07:30

More Events Nearby

 09 December , Saturday
 Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson
 13 December , Wednesday
 Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson
 13 December , Wednesday
 Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson
 15 December , Friday
 Kirk Fordice Equine Center, Jackson
 25 November , Saturday
 Mississippi Children's Museum, Jackson
 24 November , Friday
 The Hideaway, Jackson
 02 December , Saturday
 Central City Complex, Jackson
 05 December , Tuesday
 New Stage Theatre, Jackson
 30 November , Thursday
 Pinelake Church - Reservoir Campus, Brandon
 09 December , Saturday
 Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Brandon
 07 December , Thursday
 Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, Jackson
 09 December , Saturday
 Mississippi Children's Museum, Jackson
 01 December , Friday
 Duling Hall, Jackson
 14 December , Thursday
 First Baptist Jackson, Jackson
 30 November , Thursday
 Pinelake Church, Brandon
 09 December , Saturday
 Relay For Life of Madison & Ridgeland, MS, Jackson
 09 December , Saturday
 Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center, Jackson
 10 December , Sunday
 Ridgecrest, Madison
 02 December , Saturday
 Midtown, Jackson, MS, Jackson
 05 December , Tuesday
 Bill's Creole and Steak Depot, Flora
 02 December , Saturday
 MW Stringer Grand Lodge Jurisdiction of Mississippi, Jackson
 07 December , Thursday
 Ridgecrest Preschool, Madison
 09 December , Saturday
 Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson
 08 December , Friday
 Highland Village Shopping Center, Jackson
 05 December , Tuesday
 Hartfield Academy, Flowood
 08 December , Friday
 Kirk Fordice Equine Center, Jackson
 09 December , Saturday
 Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson
 30 November , Thursday
 Center For The Arts (Belhaven Univeristy), Jackson
 30 November , Thursday
 Hal and Mal's-Jackson, MS, Jackson
 09 December , Saturday
 Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson
 01 December , Friday
 Craftsmen's Guild of MS, Ridgeland
 15 December , Friday
 Martin's Restaurant & Bar, Jackson
 07 December , Thursday
 Main Street Clinton, Clinton
 22 December , Friday
 Martin's Restaurant & Bar, Jackson
 16 December , Saturday
 Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson
 11 December , Monday
 Richland Community Center, Richland