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Ready to Win® is a unique two-track advanced campaign training for New Americans who want to run for office or serve as a senior level staff member on campaigns in the next two years.

Our 2024 Ready to Win® training program is June 28-July 1 in Washington, DC. Applications will open in Spring 2024—please check back soon for more details!

Ready to Win® is a unique two-track advanced campaign training for New Americans who want to run for office or serve as a senior level staff member on campaigns in the next two years.

During this “boot camp” style program, participants will gain the hands-on campaign skills needed to run and win, including how to develop a comprehensive campaign plan and build a sustainable community-based movement that fosters civic engagement and a commitment to voting. 

We offer two routes into our Ready to Win training:

  • CANDIDATE TRACK

The Candidate Track at Ready to Win® provides media training, the opportunity to receive stump speech feedback, and strategies on how to best message to and connect with voters. This track also dives into fundraising and call time, preparing future candidates to make successful asks and determining their fundraising network. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to be in community with fellow candidates and campaign staffers as you start strategizing for your campaign with the support of other New American Leaders from across the country.

  • CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP TRACK

Our Campaign Leadership Track at Ready to Win® explores team management, identifying and engaging New American communities, and how to keep volunteers and supporters engaged. As a campaign leadership participant, you will learn about finance rules and compliance as well as field and fundraising strategies to help your candidate win. Ready to Win offers you the opportunity to step into a career in campaign management with the right skills and network.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration costs $150 for selected participants and $400 for declared candidates. 

All meals are provided during the training. There is no reimbursement for food or local travel during the training.

Travel and hotel accommodations are provided for all non-declared participants located outside of the DC area. Please note that the hotel lodging is a SHARED room with another participant. Declared candidates will need to cover airfare and hotel accommodations on their own.

All things campaigns! Some unique modules NAL offers are how to run as a New American, how to expand the electorate during your campaign, and how to use your campaign as a tool to build a movement. All participants are immersed in a campaign simulation and build a campaign plan.

Everyone with an interest in public service is encouraged to apply. Preference will be given towards those with a New American background (anyone who identifies closely with the immigrant experience), and those from marginalized communities. 

*If you have previously attended Ready to Win® or have been a New American Fellow, you are not eligible to apply. 

Participants will be in one of two tracks: the Candidate Track or the Campaign Leadership Track. Some sessions are offered to both tracks, while others are specifically tailored to the Candidate Track and Campaign Leadership Track. All participants go through a campaign simulation. In campaign teams, participants put their learnings into practice and develop a campaign plan.

Please check back soon for more details on the time commitment for our 2024 Ready to Win® training program.

Your health and safety is our utmost priority. As an applicant and future participant, you are acknowledging the COVID-19 waiver and expectations. This includes: showing proof of full vaccination, completing and submitting a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to attending/during the training, and abiding by such social distancing and/or face mask requirements throughout the entire duration of the program. Read full COVID Safety Acknowledgement and Waiver here. 

We are committed to making Ready to Win® as inclusive as possible. Please explain in your application if you need any special accommodations during this training. Our team will be in touch with you for more information.

ARE YOU READY TO WIN?

Apply to the Campaign Leadership or Candidate track today!