Ready to Run® is a national network of non-partisan campaign training programs committed to electing more women to public office. The University of Alabama became a Ready to Run network partner in 2019, but our first Ready to Run Training scheduled for March 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19. We were excited to offer our first virtual, day-long Ready to Run training program on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. Check out the event agenda below, and stay tuned for information about future Ready to Run opportunities.

2021 Ready to Run Agenda

Friday, January 29

5:30 p.m. Welcome

5:45 p.m. Opening Session: A conversation with Brielle Appelbaum, Jessica Taylor, and Representative Carol Miller

Saturday, January 30

10:00 a.m. Welcome Back and Overview of Sessions

10:15 a.m. Breakout Session 1

Candidate Track: Fundraising and Finance with Brielle Appelbaum

Activist Track: Lobbying with Michelle Roth

11:30 a.m. Break

12:00 p.m. Special Message from Representative Terri Sewell and Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. Overview of Sessions

1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2

Candidate Track: Campaign Messaging with Arnee Odoms

Activist Track: Shaping Our State Production Team

2:45 p.m. Session Overview

3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3

Candidate Track: Networking and Relationship Development with Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman Raevan Howard

Activist Track: Pursuing Internships and Other Political Opportunities in College with Annabel Roth and Alexus Cumbie

4:15 p.m. Overview of Sessions

4:30 p.m. Breakout Session 4

Candidate Track: Pathways to Candidacy with Dr. LeNa’ Powe McDonald and Mallory Hagan

Activist Track: Campaign Planning and Volunteer Management with Porsha White and Teryn Shipman

5:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

6:00 p.m. Networking Session