One of the best ways to make change happen for people with disabilities is to become a local leader.

This may seem scary, but it isn’t (though it is definitely hard work).

We’ve piloted a workshop on “Running for Local Office” which demystifies the process – everything from registering to run and raising money, to getting out there and campaigning.

If you are interested, sign up below and we’ll let you know about upcoming sessions.

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Campaign Resources

Complements of Emily’s List — Re: CAMPAIGN BUDGETS

What does your campaign’s budget look like?Here is a rough breakdown of spending our advisors usually recommend to campaigns:
Program: 85% Includes:

  • Voter contact (mailers, ads, walk literature, GOTV door hangers)
  • Research
  • Polling
  • Communications
  • Digital

Overhead: 10% Includes:

  • Paid staff + their benefits
  • Office rental
  • Paper
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Legal
  • Tech (computers, phone, website/domain name, email program costs, list building)

Fundraising: 5% Includes:

  • Programs like ActBlue and NGP Van
  • Food and any event costs at fundraisers
  • Mailings that ask people for money
  • Stamps for thank you notes to donors

How does your budget compare?

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