Candidate Development Workshop & Ballot Access Training

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On Saturday, September 30th, prospective candidates will receive orientation and support on how to run as a Green in 2018. On Sunday, ballot access volunteers will receive training on how to operate the convention and petition process.



10-11am – Registration & Welcome

(Photo & Green Screen info collected & short introductions)

11-noon – Party Orientation & Green Vision messaging

(presenter: Laura Palmer)

Noon – 1pm – small group breakouts & Lunch

(prospective candidates charged with working on elevator pitch / stump speech with small groups)

1-2pm – Campaign 101

(basics of running a campaign; must haves & must dos)

(presenter: katija gruene)

2-3pm – Interfacing with GP resources / building the party

(presenter: Wesson Gaige)

3-4pm – Ballot Access avenues & requirements

(party vs. independent ballot access overview)

(presenter: Travis Christal)

4-5pm – Prospective Candidate Forum

(would-be candidates deliver stump speech/elevator pitch to gathering)

5-6pm – Wrap Up & Networking Mixer




Noon – 1pm – Ballot Access Overview for a “convention nominating” party


1 – 2 pm – Operating the precinct, county, district & state conventions


2 – 3 pm – Supplementing voter signatures with a petition drive


3 – 4 pm – Petition signature collection & verification training


4 – 5 pm – Organizing teams for petition signature collection (candidates & local parties)


Volunteers Requested: Help is needed in various roles:

  • Registration/intake
  • Photographer
  • Livestream/video
  • Candidate profiles
  • Meeting logistics

Please sign up for a shift using the RSVP form on this page.

September 30, 2017 at 10am - October 01, 2017
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
United States
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