Southwest Hispanic Research Institute :: University of New Mexico

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Director: Christine M. Sierra, PhD

Administrator: Maurice Kivlighan

MSC02 1680
1 University of New Mexico
1829 Sigma Chi Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
phone: 505/277-2965
fax: 505/212-0342
email: shri@unm.edu

 

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."

Thank you to all who participated as presenters and speakers. For a complete list of speakers, please see the Saturday agenda. click here.

Photos will be posted soon. Please revisit our website often for updated information.

 

The 2013 event was a success. Read list of presenters here and view photos. Read the inspiring speech delivered by Former New Mexico State Senator Dede Feldman.

Like Ready to Run NM on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/ReadyToRunNM.com

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.
Instructions for donating:

1. Click on donate now.
2. Enter donation amount in "Enter Gift Amount" box.
3. In "Add Comments on this Gift" box type in "Ready to Run."
4. Fill in the rest of the the online form and submit.