Have you ever thought about running for office? 

It’s hard to believe, but the 2022 elections are just around the corner – starting with Town Meeting Day in March – and now is the time to think about how you can get involved.

Leadership Education and Development Vermont (LEAD-VT) was created to demystify the process of running for office. And, we’re excited to announce that LEAD-VT is holding a three session “Candidate Night School” this fall

Click here to Apply!

What can you expect? We’ll walk you through today’s political landscape and the challenges and opportunities facing prospective candidates. Then we’ll help build your skills in campaign planning, organizing, power mapping, and communication.

Candidate Night School will take place over three consecutive weeks:

  • 6-8pm on Tuesday, November 2nd;  
  • 6-8pm on Tuesday, November 9th; and  
  • 6-8pm on Tuesday, November 16th.   

The training will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to run an engaging grassroots campaign, and to build leadership in your community. If you are interested in running for office we encourage you to be a part of LEAD-VT! If you know of someone else who you think would make a great candidate – please forward them the application link.

Click Here to Apply for Candidate Night School

Please note that this training is only available to people considering running for office, it is not open to people who have already announced their candidacy for elected office. Additionally, participation in the program does not guarantee endorsement by any of the participating organizations in any future electoral campaigns.

If you have questions, email Shelden Goodwin – sgoodwin@vermontconservationvoters.org.

LEAD-VT is a collaborative training opportunity organized by Rights & DemocracyVermont-NEAVPIRGPlanned Parenthood of Northern New EnglandVermont Conservation Voters, and Let’s Grow Kids