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Tuition free for Texas women enrolled in UT campaign school

Jan. 17, 2022

It just became easier for women living in Texas to prepare to run for elected office.

Any Texas woman who enrolls in the next cohort of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School, a training program at the University of Texas at Austin for potential candidates and campaign managers, will now be able to attend for free.

Why Joy Diaz is challenging Beto O’Rourke in the Democratic Primary for governor

Jan. 14, 2022

In March, Joy Diaz and her 10-year-old son Fausto became ill with COVID-19, each suffering through it in their own rooms in their home in southwest Austin. Joy, a journalist who was 44 and not yet eligible for the vaccine, thought she might die. “And so faced with my own mortality, I decided that if I lived I was going to try to fix the state and that is done in the governor’s office,” Diaz told a campaign town hall over Zoom on Sunday night.

From governor to city council: UT program helps 6 Texas women launch campaigns

Jan. 13, 2022

Elections coming up later this year in Texas will include some first-time candidates who all share one thing in common. Each of these women launched her campaign — seeking everything from the governorship to a seat on Austin City Council — after attending the same, relatively new program.

Blog: Building a movement for women in politics

Jan. 5, 2022

"One of the things that I’m most passionate about is helping more women become elected officials," writes Terri Broussard Williams, a member of the LBJ Women's Campaign School's advisory board. "That passion is why I’m on the Advisory Board of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School at the University of Texas at Austin. And it’s why I want to share with you the story of Amy Kroll, the founder and executive director of the Campaign School. 

Four new people to join the Dallas City Council

June 5, 2021

Incumbents Carolyn King Arnold and Adam Bazaldua won reelection bids but Paul Ridley will replace David Blewett. Jesse Moreno, Jaynie Schultz and Gay Donnell Willis won the three open seats.

In the race to represent North Dallas in District 11, Jaynie Schultz beat attorney Barry Wernick with nearly 54% of the votes.

 

Read the full story at the Dallas Morning News.

 

70 women comprise LBJ Women's Campaign School second incoming class

April 14, 2021

Today, the LBJ Women's Campaign School announced the 70 women who will form its second incoming class. The LBJ Women's Campaign School is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral program that trains women who want to run for elected office or become campaign managers, regardless of political party. The program brings together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising, grassroots organizing and more. The program kicks off virtually on Saturday, April 17, with monthly training through November. Through the eight-month program, these women will gain an insider network, professional mentorship and the skills they need to win.

Myriad of opportunities for women in politics

April 2, 2021

The National Conflict Resolution Center, based in San Diego County, hosted a virtual dialogue on March 25 to discuss women in politics in celebration of Women's History Month. Amy Kroll, the founder and executive director of the LBJ Women's Campaign School, was one of the featured guest speakers.

Forum encourages women into politics

April 2, 2021

The National Conflict Resolution Center, based in San Diego County, hosted a virtual dialogue on March 25 to discuss women in politics in celebration of Women's History Month. The LBJ Women's Campaign School's founder and executive director, Amy Kroll, was one of the featured guest speakers.

LBJ Women's Campaign School Class of 2021 receives full-tuition grants

March 4, 2021

Today, members of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School Class of 2021 were awarded $90,000 in grants from the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman’s University (CWPPP) to cover registration fee costs, helping to close socioeconomic gaps in political participation. The Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy is also offering grants for computer equipment for those with financial need.

 

Military spouse seeks to change landscape for women in politics

Feb. 24, 2021

"A new training program is empowering women to gain the skills needed to enter the political arena.

"Amy Kroll, a Presidential Leadership Scholar and spouse of an airman, is the founder of the LBJ Women's Campaign School at the University of Texas at Austin. She has an eye on changing the political landscape for women."

 

Read the full article at Military Families Magazine.