Ready to Win® 2022 Application - Campaign Leadership Track
Priority Deadline: Friday, June 17th
Final Deadline: Monday, July 11th
Ready to Win is a four-day immersive campaign training scheduled from Friday, August 26th - Monday, August 29th in Washington, DC. Your full participation is required to be accepted.
NAL cannot accommodate any conflicts with these dates. If a conflict arises that does not allow you to be present for these four days, you will no longer be able to participate.
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.
Hosted in Washington, DC, this “boot camp” style program offers 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 through completing an intense campaign simulation.
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.
Applicants can apply for two tracks: the Candidate Track or the Campaign Leadership 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. 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.
Our Campaign Leadership Track will explore team management, identifying and engaging New American communities, and how to keep volunteers and supporters engaged. You will learn about finance rules and compliance as well as field and fundraising strategies to help your candidate win. Ready to Win will offer you the opportunity to step into a career in campaign management with the right skills and network.
Read more about Ready to Win and what to expect here.
*If you have attended Ready to Win or have been a New American Fellow in the past, you are not eligible to apply.
Registration is required upon being accepted. Your registration fee will cover breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the training. All participants will receive hotel night accommodations Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, August 28th.
Participants: $150 (Travel, hotel, and meals are covered.)
Declared Candidates: $400 (Only meals are covered. Travel and hotel accommodations must be covered by the candidate.)
Scholarships are available for applicants. Scholarship allocations will be prioritized during the priority deadline.
Registration fees are non-refundable.
COVID Safety Guidelines
All accepted applicants are required to upload proof of vaccination (and booster shot if applicable), sign a COVID Waiver through SMApply, and complete a self-assessment survey at least 72 hours prior to attending the training, and each morning of the training they attend. The self-assessment survey will ask if a) participants have tested positive for COVID/Omicron recently b) participants have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID/Omicron c) participants have traveled outside the county AND d) participants are experiencing any COVID/Omicron symptoms. If you answer yes to any of the self-assessment questions, you will have to provide a negative PCR test result to attend.
You are able to save your progress and return to this application at another time. Once you submit your application, we will review it along with our training timeline. You will hear about your status at least three weeks prior to the scheduled training date you have applied for.
If you have any issues with your application, please email Misora Enslein, NAL Program Assistant, at email@example.com.