2014 is an opportunity to elect women the California Legislature close the gap CA is a campaign to increase the number of progressive women in the California legislature by recruiting talented, community-based, policy-focused women to run for open seats in 2014 and 2016. We are partnering with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, public school supporters and progressive advocacy organizations […]
BEFORE YOU STEP INTO THE RING…. Are you ready to run? “Too many candidates think that once they jump in the race, make announcement that they are running and put up a website, that the money will […]
California Getting Women Elected Close The Gap CA, is a campaign aimed at recruiting, training and electing progressive women to office in the mid-term and 2016 elections. The goal of the organization: to increase the number of women in Congress and state legislatures by taking advantage of new and open districts resulting from redistricting and […]
Network to Elect Women in California CALIFORNIALIST works to elect women, and connects candidates and donors throughout California. Running for office in California is costly, CALIFORNIALIST helps candidates by connecting donors and candidates, so that they may raise the money needed to get elected. CALIFORNIALIST partners with other women’s organizations, in California and across the […]
Annie Eagan Talks Fundraising California based political consultant Annie Eagan trains women about successful fundraising. Annie’ brings 15 years experience in political candidates, campaigns, and non-profit organizations . On August 19 th Annie Talks Fundraising at The Marin Womens Political Action Committee training seminar, Candidates Training 101. MWPAC Training For Candidates- August 19, 2013 – Speakers Nuts and […]
When Women Run…..Women Win! So here is the good news, when women do run, they win. But with these things in mind. We’ve seen it all, and we know what works. Check it out and leave your comments. Women in Office Today: Is there a difference between the way a woman runs and the […]
Are You Ready to Run For Office? Are you thinking of running in the next cycle or even the one after that? Now is the time to begin getting serious. Even for a that might local City Council race, a school board, water board, sewer board or other special district election. These might be small […]
Dotty LeMieux Teaches you Campaign 101 Dotty walks you through the basics with campaign 101 process of deciding to run, planning your campaign and how to execute a winning campaign. Dotty specializes in running smart, campaigns that leverage selective research and polling and the use of volunteers for maximum reach and impact. Dotty has authored […]
Political Support and Endorsements The act of declaring the personal or group support of a candidate or issue There a 4 Types Of Political Support – Endorsements Community Leaders Elected Offials Neswpapers Organizations Elected Officials Endorsements from respected elected officials can add a great deal of political support and credibility to […]
Political Support Are Endorsements Effective Do endorsements actually work? Monday April 8, 20012 Posted by Seth Masket http://mischiefsoffaction.blogspot.com/2013/04/do-endorsements-actually-work.html Yes, Newspaper Endorsements Matter… October 28, 2008, 6:08 pm By CATHERINE RAMPELL http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/yes-newspaper-endorsements-matter Pew Poll: Americans Remain Opposed to Pulpit Political Endorsements Aug 1, 2012 by Don Byrd http://bjcmobile.org/pew-poll-americans-remain-opposed-to-pulpit-political-endorsements/ Political Support and Endorsemenst Do Matter
Political Support Study – Influence Of Newspaper Endorsements The support and endorsement from newspapers can play a critical role in your campaign. Editorial endorsements can provide information about the meaning of the election and the candidates positions or the pros and cons of an issue on the ballot. . Editorial Boards identify the issues and […]
Political Support Example Endorsement Questionnaire See the political support – example endorsement questionnaire. C ALI F O R N IA N O W 2 0 1 2 PAC E N D O R S E M E N T Q U E S T I O N N A I R E download the NOW […]
Does a Celebrity Endorsement Matter Celebrity ad: “Vote” – Endorsement for Voting Oct 30, 2008 Celebrity Endorsements of Political Candidates Jan 13, 2009 Alicia Keys and Heidi Montag of the Hills both publicly endorsed their picks for president. But should they/ are they qualified to make such an endorsement? Do Celebrities Influence Young Voters? […]
Women Candidates Mary Hughes’ mission is to make this election year, and perhaps every election year in the foreseeable future, a “year of the woman.” She is the founder and director of The 2012 Project, a national, non-partisan campaign of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. She works to get women […]
Sample Ballot Statement 13307. (a) (1) Each candidate for nonpartisan elective office in any local agency, including any city, county, city and county, or district, may prepare a candidate’s ballot statement on an appropriate formprovided by the elections official. The ballot statement may include the name, age, and occupation of the candidate and a brief […]
Campaign Finance Forms You Must File These are the campaign finance forms you will need and the order you will need to file them. It is very important to complete form 410 accurately or it will delay your issuance of a committee ID number. First File Form 501 : File the form campaign finance form […]
Independent Campaign Expenditures Independent Campaign Expenditures – Payment for a communication to support or oppose a candidate who is NOT in consultation or in coordination with the candidate or committee has no reporting requirements. If you coordinated with the person or organization who paid for the communication you must report it as a non-monetary contribution. […]
Campaign Banking Each campaign committee that will have expenditures of one thousand dollars or more is required to have a separate bank account. All contributions MUST be deposited into the campaign bank account. All expenditures of the campaign must be paid through the bank account. NEVER commingle your personal funds with those of the campaign […]
Campaign Contributions You must keep detailed records for every contribution you receive. For each campaign contribution of twenty-five dollars or more you must have the name and address of the contributor. You can receive campaign contributions online. You CAN NOT deduct fees from online contributions. Candidates MUST deposit personal loans to the campaign into the […]
How to write a press release It’s the best way to get publicity for your campaign. Your press release as should be a short article about your campaign or candidacy that is distributed to media contacts throughout your campaign district. Before you create a press release, make sure you actually have a newsworthy story. Each […]
Ballot Statement A ballot statement is an official way for voters to learn about the candidates or issues involved in an election. Election officials distribute ballot statements to registered voters. A statement is a short statement intended to educate voters about a candidate or issue for Election Day. Ask your local election officials […]
Sample Press Release
Campaign Finance Reportable Contributions – Campaign Finance Use of candidate funds are contributions – report as loans or contribution All fundraiser ticket sales are a contribution – costs are expenditures Non monetary items are reportable contributions Check with local filing officer local law for additional local laws Report fair market value of donated items […]
Political Laws Political law and The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The FPPC was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act), a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974 as Proposition 9. To meet its responsibilities under the Act, the Commission adopts and amends regulations. It also develops required forms, prepares manuals […]
Political Consulting Has Become a Specialized Field Political Consultants now specialize in every aspect of campaigns. There are specialists in campaign finance, fundraising, research, polling, strategy, direct mail, radio and TV production, media buying, voter files, organizing and much more. Cathy Allen – President of the Connections Group talks about political consulting and how consultants […]
Run For Office If you are going to make a serious run for office, you will need to run a serious political campaign. Contacts have to be made, money has to be raised, precincts need to be walked and mail needs to be delivered to the voters. It is a huge job to be […]
Should you hire a political consultant? Not every campaign will require political consulting . Most often this will be determined by the budget for the campaign. A political consultant will charge a fee to advise the campaign. Often smaller campaigns cannot afford a consultant. If your campaign intends to spend only a small amount of […]
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