Conservation Training

Running for Office Workshop

December 7, 2021

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Elected officials serve as the voice of the people. But the process of running for office can seem daunting, deterring good candidates from stepping into leadership.

So the Wisconsin Farmers Union is hosting a workshop to demystify the process and encourage folks who care about family farms and local economies to consider candidacy in local races this spring.

Local townships and county boards are struggling to fill seats and are especially lacking voices that can reason together and develop good policy. Wisconsin Progress will share how to get started and run a successful campaign. Hear from a panel of WFU members about their experiences running for office. It's easier than you think!

The training will offer a crash course in campaign planning for local candidates, including the basics of getting ready to run, connecting with voters, and fundraising.