LGBTQ+ Candidate Training

Our 2020 training schedule is still being developed.

If you identify as LGBTQ+ and would like to be trained to run for office, please fill out this form to indicate your interest.

Training would cover typical topics like:

  • Understanding the election cycle

  • How to file

  • Choosing a treasurer

  • How and when to hire a campaign manager

  • Fundraising

  • Websites, signs, and social media

  • Canvassing / Knocking on doors

  • Coalition building

  • Understanding political parties

  • Seeking endorsements

Our training may include additional resources specific to LGBTQ+ candidates like:

  • Connecting with LGBTQ+ electeds as mentors

  • Negotiating identity in a public role

  • Dealing with attacks on sexual orientation or gender identity

  • Supporting each other as we run

Anyone interested in running should check out the Rise and Run program through the Washington State Democrats.

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Federal Way, WA 98023

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