SUNY Broome to host 'So You Want to Run for Political Office and Make a Difference?' on March 29

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SUNY Broome to host 'So You Want to Run for Political Office and Make a Difference?' on March 29

March 25, 2014 Updated Mar 25, 2014 at 5:18 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) SUNY Broome Community College will host a workshop entitled, "So You Want to Run for Political Office and Make a Difference?".

According to a news release:

The event will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Titchener Hall, room 101, from 8:30 - 3:30. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The goal of the workshop is to provide attendees with a clear picture of what one needs to do if they wish to run for political office.

Part One of the event will feature a round-table of Democrats/Republicans who have run for political office. They will discuss why they chose to run, how to get on the ballot, and the particulars of running a campaign, including: submitting petitions/financial reports, fund raising, use of print materials, and the role of web/social media

Part Two, "Making Democracy Work", will include: the ethics of campaigning, listening to citizens before/after the campaign, "after you win"- learning how to read budgets, preparing for public office, and how to help re-engage citizens in their democracy.

Part Three, "Sister to Sister", will be a round-table of Republican and Democratic women who have run for office. They will provide insight and advice on running for office from a woman's perspective.

Coffee and pastries will be available during sign-in (8:30-9), a light lunch will be served at noon.