Washington, DC – The Women & Politics Institute (WPI) is pleased to announce that it will host its second Campaign College training of the 2009-2010 academic year tomorrow, February 20th, from 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
Campaign College is a unique program that encourages and trains young women not only to run for student government on their college campuses, but also later in life. The day-long training teaches college students the skills needed to mobilize their constituencies, craft their messages, present themselves as candidates, and win elections.
In 2008, thousands of students across the country volunteered, interned, and took time off from school to work on political campaigns. To capitalize on these heightened levels of political interest, Campaign College now includes sessions with veterans of the campaign trail who will share their experiences and help student explore effective political strategies and opportunities.
“I am very excited about the new components we’ve added to Campaign College,” said WPI Director Jennifer Lawless. “Student government campaigns are a great way for young women to become involved in politics on campus. They can then also use those experiences to enter the electoral arena later in life. This is exactly the kind of program we need to close the gender gap in political ambition.”