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Political Training

Click here to register for the 2014 Sierra Club Political Training!

Elections Matter.  And that’s why it’s important that you attend our political training in Greensboro on March 22. The training is free, but registration is highly recommended to ensure we have enough materials and space.

Thanks to a group of conservative ideologues, North Carolina has taken a drastic step back in environmental protection.  And because there aren't enough votes to stop their agenda, our conservation leaders on both sides of the aisle can't do much but sit on their hands.  That has to change this November, and we - the members and volunteers of the North Carolina Sierra Club - can be a big force behind that change.

We're hosting a political training in Greensboro on March 22 in order to learn how to run a volunteer-based campaign in support of candidates for US Senate, State Senate, State House, and County Commission.  Topics will range from building a political committee and running a smooth endorsement process to organizing local fundraising and field campaigns that will have a demonstrable impact at the polls.  We'll also be knocking on doors in Greensboro  for Rep. Pricey Harrison, one of our biggest champions in the state house who has a primary challenger this May.  We'll end our day with good food and an informal discussion on next steps.

If you're mad about what's been happening in Raleigh over the past twelve months, then this training is for you.  It's the only way we will be able to take back North Carolina and move our state in a sustainable, conservation-minded direction.

We'll be organizing a carpool from the Triangle area.


9:30 - 10:00 Breakfast, coffee, and mingling

10:00 - 10:15 Introduction

10:15 - 10:30 Overview of Political Landscape and Chapter political priorities

10:30 - 11:15 Introduction to Sierra Club Endorsement Process/Building a relationship with your legislators

11:15 - 12:00 Building a local Political Committee

12:00-12:30 Building a local volunteer network

12:30 -1:00 - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 - Breakout Sessions (repeated)

Fundraising and Compliance

Managing a volunteer field campaign

2:00 - 2:15 - Wrap Up

2:15 - 4:00 - Canvass in Greensboro for environmental champion Rep. Pricey Harrison!

4:00 - Until - Drinks, Dinner, and low-dollar fundraiser - venue to be announced

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  • John G

    sorry; however, I'll be traveling that weekend.

    March 7, 2014

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