Friday, April 09, 2010

Veterans Campaign comes to Washington!

The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management is hosting Veterans Campaign April 24, an all-day workshop in how to run for office. Princeton University hosted the first event (see participants above) last fall.
Our Commitment to Veterans

Veterans Campaign is the first ever non-partisan, non-ideological training program aimed exclusively at preparing veterans to run for public office. Our goal is to demystify the process of campaigning for elected office and encourage more veterans to continue their legacy of public service by running. Our program participants will learn the skills necessary to campaign for office at all levels of government. Past workshop topics have included: organizing a campaign, issue development, fundraising, public and media relations, getting out the vote, and much more.

At Veterans Campaign we believe that our country’s veterans are a valuable yet untapped resource of potential elected leadership. Veterans possess many qualities our country needs in its public officials. They have outstanding leadership experience, are capable of succeeding in the face of adversity, and intimately understand the human consequences of Washington’s foreign policy decisions. Most importantly, they have demonstrated their willingness to put America and its citizens before their own well-being. Today more than ever, our country needs more veterans in public office.

If you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and are interested in running for elected office, we hope you will consider attending our training.
Veterans Campaign History

Veterans Campaign was initiated by a group of graduate students at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, with the support of two visiting faculty members who had formerly been members of Congress. Some of the members have military experience, while others have staffed and managed political campaigns. Members hold different ideological and partisan beliefs, but all share the conviction that having more veterans in public office will benefit the United States. To that end, Veterans Campaign is committed to training veterans to seek, campaign for, and win positions in elected office.
OYE Comment:

Like Veterans Campaign, Operation Yellow Elephant is a non-partisan grass roots citizens initiative to support our national leadership. We very much endorse these efforts to ensure that our future leaders have the courage of their convictions.

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