:: Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies
:: Center for Regional Studies
:: Center for Southwest Research
:: Latin American and Iberian Institute
:: RWJF Center for Health Policy
:: New Mexico Land Grant Council
Director: Christine M. Sierra, PhD
Administrator: Maurice Kivlighan
1 University of New Mexico
1829 Sigma Chi Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Ready to Run
Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible, but too few women serve. In 2012, only 17% of US Congress was female, and women held only 27.7% of state legislative seats in New Mexico.
Ready to Run NM seeks to address the underrepresentation of women in public office in the state through an innovative curriculum that incorporates the political culture of the state. The program presents state and local campaign experts to highlight the specifics of running for public office. The program seeks to demystify the process of running for elected office, encourage more women to mount campaigns, and introduce them to elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, and party officials in the state to whom they can turn as they get ready to run.
Ready to Run NM program attendees walk away with...
- “How to” instructions on running for office
- Fundraising and media skills
- Real-world advice and best practices from experts
- Strategies for positioning yourself for public leadership
- Inspiration to launch a campaign
- A better understanding of party politics
- Internet strategies for political campaigns
The 2014 Ready to Run New Mexico training conference held on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014 was well attended and a great success.
Former New Mexico Lt. Governor Diane Denish delivered the Keynote Address at the Welcome Dinner, which was held at the MCM Elegante Hotel on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Representative Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert spoke at the Saturday morning plenary on the subject “Running for Public Office: Why I Did and Why You Should Too.”
Senator Dede Feldman spoke during the lunch plenary on the subject "The Life of a Candidate: In Search of Votes and Money."
Closing Plenary: "Balancing Public and Private Life" was delivered by The Honorable Sharon Clahchischilliage, NM State Representative, District 4, San Juan County.
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Also visit CAWP’s Ready to Run Website at: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/education_training/ReadytoRun/index.php
Donations for the Ready to Run NM Program are gladly accepted through the UNM Foundation.
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