The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2:20 pm

Women's Campaign Institute set for August

BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

Advancing Voices of Women will sponsor its second annual Women's Campaign Institute Aug. 2-4 at the Indiana Tech campus in Fort Wayne.

The institute is for women interested in seeking elective office. Topics will include campaigning, public speaking and campaign law, finances and fundraising.

The institute is part of the Paul Helmke School for Women in Public Life. Helmke, a former Fort Wayne mayor and director of the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center at Indiana University, will be among the presenters.

Other presenters will include Sara Jane Rose, Sally’s List of Oklahoma; Patricia Russo, Women’s Campaign School at Yale University; former U.S. congresswoman Jill Long Thompson, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Marilyn Moran-Townsend, CVC Communications and institute co-chair; Brenda Gerber Vincent, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.; Jeff Brantley, Indiana Chamber of Commerce; Paula Hughes-Schuh, YWCA Northeast Indiana and former Allen County Council member; and Andrew Downs, Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Applicants should submit a resume and apply online by May 31 at The institute fee is $550, which covers training, meals and materials for the applicant and her campaign manager or chief volunteer. All but $50 of fees may be defrayed by scholarships for accepted applicants.


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