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Ready to Run Iowa Workshop

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Register for the April 19 workshops here.

Ready to Run® Iowa is a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their communities. Since 2007, the Catt Center has offered the Ready to Run® Iowa program every other year as part of a national network founded by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

The registration fee is $25 per workshop, which covers parking pass, lunch and light refreshments.

Registration is required; space is limited. No refunds; substitutions welcome.

Iowa State University
Cardinal Room, Memorial Union
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010

9 a.m. to noon: Communicating With Media and Voters

  • Direct Contact With Voters
  • Communicating on Camera
  • Working With the Media

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

1:30-4:30 p.m.: Campaigning Online

  • Website Essentials
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Tips for a Successful Online Campaign

The Ready to Run Iowa Advisory Board consists of nine members with expertise in Iowa politics who provide input on the speakers, content and format for the workshops. Advisory Board members are: Amy Campbell, a partner at the Advocacy Cooperative; Blake Hanson, an attorney at Crawford and Mauro in Des Moines; Drew Kamp, director of Story County community outreach and government relations for the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission; Paula Martinez, labor leader and member of the Warren County Democrats Central Committee; Gloria Mazza, president of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women; Kellie Paschke, an attorney with Skinner and Paschke of Waukee, Iowa; Kim Reem, 4th vice president of the National Federation of Republican Women; Georgia Van Gundy, executive director of the Iowa Business Council; and Andrea Woodard, public policy manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Contact us to add your name to the Ready to Run® Iowa mailing list.

Questions? Contact the Catt Center at 515-294-3181 or

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