Run for Local Office Workshop
2018 is just around the corner and with that come town, state, and federal elections.
Massachusetts elections are often uncontested. About 60% of state legislators do not have a single opponent every election. We want you raise the Jolly Roger and run against them. We are here to help you and are organizing a series of workshops on how to run for office. It doesn't take a fortune to run, you don't need an army of volunteers, and the work you do can make a real difference in your community.
If you've ever considered running for office, then this workshop is for you -- even if you're still on the fence. We'll talk about logistics (filing paperwork and gathering signatures), ideas for running small but effective campaigns, and what happens after you've won the election.
People who've served in local office are also encouraged to attend, regardless of party affiliation. We hope you'll share your experiences, and the things you learned while running.
Our first workshop will be Saturday, December 9th. It will be in the Conference Board Room at the Holyoke Public Library at 250 Chestnut St. Holyoke from noon to 3pm. The library is wheelchair accessible.
Space is limited to 12 people, so please sign up early. We do plan to have additional trainings through out the the commonwealth. If you can help organize on in your community, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.