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 are excited to offer a virtual Ready to Run training on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30.

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, Kathryn Rehner, 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


2021 Ready to Run Registration

Registration is open for our 2021 Ready to Run training. On January 28, registrants will receive a link to join the event on January 29 and 30.