Training session for female political candidates, campaign volunteers set for Jan. 27

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By SHERI GASSAWAY

Correspondent

The St. Louis Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is offering a “Rise Up & Lead” training session for women considering a run for a political office and/or those interested in volunteering for a campaign.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richmond Heights Community Center at 8001 Dale Ave. in Richmond Heights. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. The NWPC Campaign Manual can be purchased for an additional $25.

The bi-partisan program will include separate seminars for potential candidates and volunteers. Topics covered will include details on how to start a campaign, the development of a campaign plan and fundraising and communication efforts.

“We have a dynamic group of presenters for the event and encourage all women considering a run for office either now or in the future to attend,” said Margo McNeil, NWPC St. Louis Chapter president.

The slate of speakers will feature current and former state female senators and representatives, local female office holders and image and political consultants. Former Senator Rita Heard Days will be speaking on the topic of “Talking to Minority Voters” during the lunch portion of the event.

Other presenters include: Senator Gina Walsh (D- Bellefontaine Neighbors); Senator Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur); Representative Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette); Representative Cora Faith Walker (D-Ferguson); Representative Gretchen Bangert (D-Florissant); and St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones.

ABOUT THE CAUCUS

The St. Louis Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan, multicultural, grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in politics and helping to achieve equality for all women. The top issues for the organization are reproductive rights, access to affordable, quality day care and equal rights for women, including equal pay.

For more information or to RSVP for the Jan. 27 training session, visit nwpc-stl.org.

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