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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. This is where you come in.

Annie’s List is committed to increasing the number of women and women of color who work on campaigns in Texas. Whether you are a new college grad, a retiree, or are interested in a career change, Campaign School is for you. You’ll hear from experts, legislators, and campaign staffers who started out just like you.

During four intensive, rewarding days, participants learn the campaign strategy and skills needed to work on successful legislative races in Texas. Come to Campaign School and join a growing network of passionate leaders working to elect progressive women in Texas!

Campaign School 2019
August 9-12
Capital Factory, Dallas, TX

Applications for Campaign School 2019 are closed.

For a preview of our curriculum, please view our high-level agenda.

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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

When you are ready to take the next step in your political career, Campaign School will get you prepared! Call 512-481-8100 or email ana@annieslist.com for more information about the program.

Campaign School FAQs


Is this training right for you?
Campaign School is our entry level training for campaign staffers. You will be ready to join a campaign as an entry level field organizer, call-time manager, or a digital organizer. 

I don’t have any campaign experience, can I still attend?
Yes, Campaign School is an entry level training for any one who is interested in helping candidates get elected.

How much does Campaign School Cost?
The tuition for Campaign School is $250. We will provide snacks, light breakfast, and lunch each day. We'll also host a welcome dinner on Friday, August 9th.

Do you have scholarships?
Limited, partial scholarships are available. Please submit completed scholarship applications to our Program Coordinator, Ana Harris, at ana@annieslist.com.

I’ve worked on a campaign, is this the right training for me? 
This training is for anyone who needs first time or refresher training on the fundamentals of working on a campaign. If you have one or more cycles of experience working full-time on a campaign, you may want to email our Political Director, Monica Gomez, at monica@annieslist.com for more information on our advanced campaign staff trainings that will take place later this fall and into the early months of 2020. 

Is this training only open to women? 
No, this training is open to all gender identities. Please note that our trainings focus on electing women candidates and emphasize helping women campaign staffers navigate the political system that wasn’t designed to always be friendly to us. 

How often do you host Campaign School? 
Annie’s List hosts Campaign School at minimum once per election cycle.

Please email Ana Harris at ana@annieslist.com for more information.