Alaska Women Ascend offers an eight-month "Get Elected" training program designed for progressive women of all ages who are interested in learning more about running for public office, managing a campaign, or being a campaign treasurer. The application period for 2019/2020 is closed.
Who is eligible? Who is eligible? Progressive Alaska Women (Registered Democrat, Nonpartisan, or Undeclared). We train women who are pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ rights, and pro-union. We accept those who identify as a woman regardless of sex assigned at birth.
When is the program? One Saturday per month from September 2019 through April 2020.
Where is the program? Trainings are held in Anchorage. There is an option to attend the trainings online for those outside of Anchorage.
Who are the trainers? Program trainers are Alaska leaders, including current and former elected officials, candidates, managers and campaign professionals, who are volunteering their time to prepare progressive women to win public office.
What is the cost? Total fee is $200 for entire training. Scholarships may be available.
September 7 - Kickoff
October 12 - Building a Foundation to Run
November 16 - Strategic Planning
December 7 - Campaign Elements
January 11 – Funding a Campaign
February 8 – Engaging the Public
March 21 - Overcoming Challenges
April 25 – Keynote Speaker and Graduation