From Protester to Politician

Be inspired by VRL Alum, Rep. Jocasta Zamarripa and learn how she made her transition to power, how she keeps her connections to the activist community while in the legislature, and continues to break barriers as first Latina elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly. Then get next steps with Erin Vilardi.

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa | A Voice for Women, Latinos, and the LGBT Community

In November of 2010, Representative JoCasta Zamarripa made history by becoming the first Latina to be elected to the Wisconsin Legislature. Getting elected secured a voice not only for women but for the Latino community — the fastest growing community across the…

Monday Motivation with Tishaura Jones: A woman can have a small child and be active politically.

Tishaura Jones has an impressive bio as an elected official. She was sworn in as Treasurer of the City of St. Louis on January 1, 2013. She is the first woman to hold the office in the history of St. Louis and…

Dealing with the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly on the Campaign Trail

Running for office will give you some of the best and worst experiences of your life. Hear the good, the bad, and the ugly on the campaign trail and how to deal with the nasty mail piece, when someone says something mean, and much more.

Monday Motivation: You Don’t Need Tough Skin to Run for Office

Happy Monday, VoteRunLead Nation. It’s time to get serious about what it takes to run for office and what to expect when you’re on the campagin trail. So to kick off your week, we’re sharing our top tips on campaigning from Faith Winter, VoteRunLead Training…

How to Rock Your Political Debate

People vote for people they like and trust. Your debate and forum is one of the best opportunities you will have to introduce yourself to voters.Come learn how to inspire voters, tell great stories, and communicate your values in a debate or forum. Get the tools, tips and tricks you need to rock your debate.

How to Create a Support System When you Run for Office

Latina's are incredibly powerful with vast, diverse networks and deep roots in their communities. This web clinic walks you through how to turn your social and professional networks into support systems when you run for office. You’ll be surprised by the resources you already have.

Answering Tough Questions & Breaking Stereotypes (Overcoming -isms)

Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is. Hear from former Nevada assemblywoman and former Lt. Governor candidate, Lucy Flores, about how she tackled tough conversations with colleagues, created trust with new donors, or called out racism and sexism in office and in her campaign.

Meet Anab Dahir: Mom, Immigrant, Community Organizer, Change Maker

Video by our good friends over at SeeJaneDo In November 2014, Anab Dahir joined over 300 other women in Minneapolis, MN, at National Go Run 2014.  Originally from Somali, Dahir moved to…

Latinas in Leadership: How to Create a Support Network When You Run

This web clinic will help walk you through how to turn your social and professional networks into support systems when you run for office. You’ll be surprised by the resources you already have!