Starting Date: 08-19-2007
Starting Time: 12:00pm
Ending Date: 08-25-2007
Morongo Band Of Mission Indians
49500 Seminole Dr
Cabazon, California 92230
918-583-6100Are you or someone you know interested in running for office or working for a political campaign? INDN’s List is sponsoring its second Campaign Camp this August, and we would like to invite you to apply.
Campaign Camp is the country’s only training seminar to train American Indians in the art of political campaigning – whether as a candidate or as campaign staff. This year, Campaign Camp will be held August 20 – 25 on the reservation of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, near Palm Springs, California.
The training will include sessions on fundraising, targeting, direct mail, message, field organizing, canvassing and phone banks, using a voter file, working with tribes, local and state parties, building a political resume and GOTV, to name just some of the topics covered. Participants will be trained by the best and brightest campaign professionals in the country, and will hear speeches from political leaders and personalities throughout the week.
Our first Campaign Camp was hosted in October 2005 by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota and was hugely successful in recruiting and training winning candidates. The camp was attended by the nation’s best and brightest campaign professionals to prepare 109 people from 21 states and 50 Indian Nations to work on campaigns and run for public office. Support for the conference was astounding, with presentations by DNC Chair Governor Howard Dean, radio personality Al Franken, and 3 members of Congress – Stephanie Herseth (D-SD), Mike Honda (D-CA), and Jim Oberstar (D-MN).
You can find an application and registration form on our website at http://indnslist.org/ campaign_camp_2007.
Application and registration are due by June 15. We have limited funds available to provide scholarships to some attendees, and space is limited, so we encourage you and your peers to apply early. I look forward to seeing you there!
Geographical Scope: National