Great news from the Arkansas Green Party - they are hosting a two day candidate training school, hosted by Brent McMillan, National Political Director of the Green Party of the United States.
The campaign training will also be streamed live at http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
The Green Party is serious about running candidates for elected office. I was privileged to be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004, and support from a state party and national party is key.
The news that this event will be streamed over the internet is crucial - running for office is challenging, and takes quite a bit of specialized knowledge. This training can help potential candidates, campaign managers, party political operatives, and others, start to realize what it takes to make a campaign tick. It is not easy work, but it can be a lot of fund, and very rewarding.
Below is a tentative schedule of events. Greens, Independents, and all those curious about campaigning should tune in!
Day One - What every candidate should know
11 am - Introductions, brief orientation, begin workshop.
Run time approximately three hours plus 10 -15 minute breaks roughly every hour.
3 pm - end session
3:15 pm - 5 pm - Topic to be announced
5 pm - 6:30 Dinner/ social (on site)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Musical entertainment :
Still on the Hill
11 am - Messaging
12:15 pm - Working with (and around?) the media
1:30 pm - Fundraising
2:30 - 3:00 pm - wrap up Q&A