In this age of Super PACs, political mudslinging, and historic low approval ratings for elected officials, there isn’t much incentive for the average citizen to even think of running for office.
To make things worse, the brave souls who are interested in making a direct difference by running for office quickly encounter an arcane system of electoral hurdles designed to restrict the voice of people and their communities of interest.
New York Civic is aiming to rectify this situation with its free “Candidate College” instructional video series. Featuring many of New York’s top campaign professionals, “Candidate College” explains the ins and outs of campaigning in New York State – covering topics ranging from fundraising to media outreach – to help prospective candidates that are not part of the proverbial political machine make a serious and professional run for office.
To watch the “Candidate College” video series, click here.
To read the “Candidate College,” go here.