Changing the face of power takes more than just candidates and voters. To win, we need campaign staff with the strategy, skills and experience to get the job done. Is this where you come in?
Texas has no shortage of talent - but we do have a shortage of progressive campaign staff! Since 2006, Annie’s LIst Campaign School has trained, placed and supported campaign staffers on competitive races around the state. In 2018 we expanded the program to meet this unprecedented political moment: we trained five Campaign School Fellows (embedded in the campaigns of our endorsed candidates) and an additional 39 women and men who took their training back to their communities.
Annie’s List holds Campaign School sessions at strategic points in campaign cycles. During four intensive, rewarding days, participants learn the campaign strategy and skills needed to work on successful legislative races in Texas. Not only do they connect with campaign experts, they also join a growing network of passionate leaders working to elect progressive women in Texas!
Campaign School graduates come away with the knowledge to:
- Develop and implement field strategies
- Fundraise and adhere to compliance regulations
- Lead through stressful and high-stakes situations
- Effectively communicate campaign messages
- Work with Democratic allies and quality vendors
- Engage volunteers and supporters to achieve your goals
Campaign School FAQs
I don’t have any political/campaign experience! Is Campaign School for me?
Yes! Campaign experience is not a requirement. We will teach you everything you need to know in order to be a campaign staffer. In addition to the requirements listed in the application, a can-do attitude and willingness to learn from our political experts is needed.
When will the next Campaign School be held?
Annie's List is planning our next Campaign School for 2019; more details to come.