Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities

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Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities was created in 2019 to empower people with disabilities to run for office. Elevate is a nonpartisan training program.

People with disabilities are one fifth of the population. Unfortunately, data has shown that people with disabilities are underrepresented in elected office. Many people with disabilities are great leaders in our communities and our due to skills that we’ve developed as advocates. We’re adaptable, resilient, creative, and great at problem solving. Sadly, there is very little information on disabled elected officials or running for office with a disability. Elevate was created to fix this problem.

Elevate helps people with disabilities learn how they can run for office to represent their community. We are currently fundraising to continue Elevate in 2021. Donate today to keep our programming going in 2021! You can watch all five webinars of Elevate 2019 for free on this webpage (below). This series teaches core campaign skills including:

  • Campaign operations
  • Crafting your personal story as a candidate
  • Campaign messaging
  • Fundraising
  • And more!

More information related to Elevate, candidates with disabilities, and campaign accessibility:

People with disabilities are one fifth of the population. Unfortunately, data has shown that people with disabilities are underrepresented in elected office. Many people with disabilities are great leaders in our communities and our due to skills that we’ve developed as advocates. We’re adaptable, resilient, creative, and great at problem solving. Sadly, there is very little information on disabled elected officials or running for office with a disability. Elevate was created to fix this problem.

Elevate helps people with disabilities learn how they can run for office to represent their community. We are currently fundraising to continue Elevate in 2021. Donate today to keep our programming going in 2021! You can watch all five webinars of Elevate 2019 for free on this webpage (below). This series teaches core campaign skills including:

  • Campaign operations
  • Crafting your personal story as a candidate
  • Campaign messaging
  • Fundraising
  • And more!

More information related to Elevate, candidates with disabilities, and campaign accessibility:

Campaign 101 – An Intro to Running for Office

Neal Carter, Principal, Nu View Consulting
Atima Omara, Principal, Omara Strategy Group
June 3, 2019; 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

In this NCIL webinar, Neal Carter, Principal of Nu View Consulting, and Atima Omara, Principal of Omara Strategies will discuss how to get out of the starting gate when preparing to run for office or work for a campaign. They will discuss the precautions and unforeseen issues that may arise for a candidate with a disability. They will highlight tools that campaigns can use to help bolster messaging and outreach to voters and ultimately win their elections.

Campaign Operations 101

Stefan Walker, Political Consultant, The Politics Store
June 10, 2019; 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

This course will give you a strong understanding of what is needed from an operations standpoint to run a winning political campaign. Stefan Walker, Political Consultant at The Politics Store will discuss what you need to know about hiring a campaign manager and what staff is absolutely necessary for your campaign. In addition, you will learn about the role of a field coordinator and the importance of having a volunteer coordinator.

Your Story, Your Campaign, and Your Brand Online

Atima Omara, Principal, Omara Strategy Group
June 17, 2019; 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will cover the importance of your personal story to launch a meaningful campaign for office. Atima Omara, Principal at Omara Strategy, will teach you how the foundation of your story shapes your campaign message and how to use digital media tools to help you brand you and your campaign.

How to Make a Winning Campaign Message

Ken Mireles, Partner, Public Alliance
June 24, 2019; 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will cover the essential elements of political messaging and strategy. Ken Mireles, Partner at Public Alliance will discuss the core components of a good campaign message and strategies on how to communicate with your targeted voters in a way that is meaningful, memorable and persuasive.

The Six Keys to Raising Money

Domonique James, Founder and CEO of Politics with Purpose
July 1, 2019; 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Many campaigns who have the potential to win, don’t, simply because they don’t have the resources to get their message out. Fundraising is about systems and in order for the system to work properly you need the right pieces. In this training session, Domonique James, Founder and CEO of Politics with Purpose will teach you the 6 keys to raising money quickly, effectively, and confidently (even if, you’re a first-time candidate and never fundraised before!)