Saturday, January 30, 2010

Arkansas Green Party hosting online/offline candidate training 02-20 to 02-21

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

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 :
                                  Ken Adler
                                  Still on the Hill

Day Two:

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

Daryl Northrop 

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