Ready to Win® 2021 Application - Candidate Fellowship Track
Final Deadline: October 14th
Candidate Fellowship - Track A
November 12th (6 pm - 8:30 pm EST) and November 13th (12 pm - 5 pm EST)
November 19th (6 pm - 8:30 pm EST) and November 20th (12 pm - 5 pm EST)
Additional Online Sessions (Mandatory): 2 sessions/month from January - March, 2022
During this “boot camp” style program, participants 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 builds civic engagement and a commitment to voting.
Best of all, you’ll hear from seasoned campaign professionals, top consultants, and #NALpistas from across the country who have run for office and won.
Ready to Win participants who plan to run for office within the next two years can apply to the candidate fellowship. At Ready to Win, participants will receive media training, the opportunity to receive stump speech feedback, and strategies on how to best message to and connect with voters. The fellowship continues after Ready to Win, with a dive into branding and messaging, the endorsement process, and unique opportunities for leadership development with your staff coach and peer mentors.
The candidate fellowship will offer you the opportunity to plan ahead, build a network of fellow candidates and campaign staffers, and start strategizing for your campaign with the support of other New American Leaders from across the country.
Please note that if you have attended Ready to Win or have been a New American Fellow in the past, you are not eligible to apply.
Read more about Ready to Win and what to expect here.
Candidate Fellowship participants must commit to attending 2 (two) additional online sessions per month between January and March, 2022. Sessions will be held on 1 (one) Wednesday 7-9 pm EST/4-6 pm PST and 1 (one) Saturday from 12-2:30 EST/9 am-11:30 PST per month. Fellows are also expected to meet their staff coach and complete assigned pre-work outside of the collectively scheduled time.
Registration is required upon being accepted. Your registration fee is non-refundable.
Non Alum: $40
Declared Candidates: $75