Victory Institute will train more than 40 LGBTQ people on running for office during its intensive four-day Candidate & Campaign Training in Chicago Aug. 2-5. The training aims to increase LGBTQ political representation across the Midwest and the entire country, which is critical to pushing forward LGBTQ equality at every level of government.
Taught by current and former elected officials, campaign experts and Victory Institute staff, the training provides LGBTQ leaders with the tools and skills needed to build a winning campaign and champion equality once in office. It pays particular attention to the uniqueness of running as an LGBTQ candidateħincluding how to address questions about sexual orientation and gender identity while remaining focused on priority issues.
Among those leading the training are District of Columbia Deputy Mayor Courtney Snowden, Water Reclamation District of Great Chicago Commissioner Debra Shore, Victory Institute's Director of Domestic Programs Sheila E. Isong and other campaign experts.
Victory Institute is the nation's only organization dedicated to building a diverse pipeline of LGBTQ elected leaders who can push for equality at all levels of government.
LGBTQ leaders interested in participating can apply to attend online: victoryinstitute.org/event/chicago-candidate-campaign-training/ .