Candidate 101 Trainings

What is Candidate 101 Training?

The program is tailored for progressive, Democratic women who are considering a run for elective office at any level. The trainings are full-day, in-depth workshops exploring the building blocks of campaign communication, fundraising, planning, media relations, and grassroots activism needed to run a professional, competitive campaign. Since the program’s inception in 2006, Annie’s List political staff has trained thousands of women to run for offices up and down the ballot, many of whom have gone on to seek office in the Texas Legislature and at the county level across the state.

Women are at the forefront of addressing the needs and issues that affect their families and communities. Annie’s List knows that by working together and building coalitions to solve problems close to home, today’s little league fundraiser or zoning commission volunteer is tomorrow’s candidate for office.

Annie’s List aims to assist these amazing moms, daughters, professionals, campaign volunteers, activists, and students as they make the decision to extend their service and prepare to run for elected office. Changing the face of power truly starts here.


Austin trainees in December 2013 with State Representative Donna Howard of Austin.


Fort Worth trainees in August 2013 with State Representative Nicole Collier of Fort Worth.

1149295_717068588309073_563337059_oDallas trainees in July 2013 with State Representative Mary Gonzalez of El Paso.

Questions? Want to find out more about bringing a training to your area? Contact Campaigns Director Colleen Loper directly by emailing [email protected] or calling 512-481-8100.