Spurred by women’s success this year in garnering legislative victories at state and national levels, 50-50 in 2020 continues its campaign to elect more Iowa women to political office.
As a major component of its effort, 50-50 in 2020 will conduct its second Blueprint for Winning Academy, January 10-11, 2014 at the West Des Moines Marriott. Participation in the bi-partisan academy is open to all women who have an interest in running for a state level office in 2014 but not necessarily in 2014.
The Friday and Saturday program includes lessons in grass roots campaigning, critiques of individual messages by nationally-known expert Chris Jahnke, how to operate a campaign organization, social media, using party resources and financing campaigns. Keynote speakers will include Diane Bystrom, Carrie Chapman Center for Women in Politics, Kathy Groob, author of “Pink Politics” and former Ambassador to Bahamas Mary Kramer and one-time President of the Iowa Senate.
“The pivotal role women lawmakers played in negotiating Iowa’s health care program and in ending Congress’ shutdown of the federal government in 2013 reinforces our belief that more women are needed in the governing process,” said Jean Lloyd-Jones, a co-founder of 50-50 in 2020 and former Iowa state senator from Iowa City. “Women as a rule choose collaboration over confrontation, pragmatism over polarization, and legislate for the common good.”
Registration is $300 if a hotel room is not needed or $350 with one night of accommodations at the West Des Moines Marriott. Seating is limited. Scholarships are available.
Registration closes Monday, January 6, 2014.
Contact 888-488-4293 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.