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  • Budget Category Guide

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

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Fundraising
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    • 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
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    • Samples
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • Student Organizing: Leadership Matters

    They keep your chapter relevant and active and share the responsibility of the group’s success. In the long-term, officer positions create sustainability for your chapter. They offer a leadership ladder for people to climb and gradually gain responsibilities, confidence and familiarity with your chapter so they can lead the organization after current leadership (aka: you) moves on. 

    • Movement Building
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Tips for Direct Mail and Campaign Literature

    Done right, direct mail is one of the most effective and efficient methods of direct voter contact with your target audience.

    • Public & Political Leadership
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    • Field & Organizing
    • Samples
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  • Vote Deficit Calculator

    To win, you don’t need to talk to every voter in your district. Once you have your win number, calculating your vote deficit is the next step as you plan your campaign’s targeting strategy.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Calculators
  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Message in a Bottle

    When’s the last time a book made you laugh out loud? Or a movie made you ugly cry in public? (happens to the best of us). Chances are you empathized with compelling characters, related to a struggle integral to the plot, or were shocked by a twist you didn’t see coming. Bottom line: you were moved.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Samples
    • Tips

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