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  • Stump Speech Worksheet

    The candidate’s stump speech is the campaign’s core vehicle for delivering a concise, clear, and compelling message and story about the candidate and campaign.

    • Public & Political Leadership
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    • Templates
    • Tips
  • Tips for Surviving and Thriving as a Campaign Manager

    So you’ve been hired to manage a campaign?  Your job is now to lead a team of people who stay focused on goals, follow the campaign plan, and help the candidate (or organization) be at his or her best every day.  

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips
  • Getting Ready to Run: The Questions to Ask

    Running for office is a time-consuming, intense and an emotional undertaking.  It is also extraordinarily important.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips
  • Budget Category Guide

    Divide up your campaign budget to strategically use your resources effectively and efficiently. 

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Campaign Timeline

    This timeline walks you through the multilayered – and long, if it’s done right – process of identifying and building your base, preparing to run for office, and winning your election. 

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
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    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
  • Politics of Conviction

    While issues are important, voters also need to identify with a candidate’s core values – to connect with people they see as “standing for something,” even if they disagree with them on specific issues. At Wellstone Action we call this the Politics of Conviction.

    • Public & Political Leadership
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  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Traditional Media

    Beyond social media, You have one other avenue you can use to communicate your carefully crafted message: the news media (aka: reporters and journalists). Just like social media, there are best practices when interacting with the media as a leader of your Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter to make sure you accurately represent the group’s values and mission.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Tips
  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Social Media

    Social media is a game changer, plain and simple. Digital platforms like Facebook and Twitter allow you to share information in real time and collect data from individuals to build your base. Whether you’re creating a Facebook event for an upcoming rally, live-tweeting quotes from speakers at that rally, or posting pictures of your group’s awesome rally signage on Facebook (wow – you really got behind that rally!).

    • Movement Technology
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Tips
  • Student Organizing: Starting a Chapter on Your Campus

    Although this opportunity may seem intimidating at first, all Texas Freedom Network student chapters share a structure and guidelines to help leaders like you organize on campus. This section will provide a detailed explanation of what you need to get your chapter up and running and best practices to help your chapter thrive. Let’s get started. 

    • Movement Building
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips

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