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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.

LBJ School of Public Affairs opens applications for LBJ Women's Campaign School

Jan. 29, 2021

In 2021, more women than ever before are serving in elected office, and Americans saw the first woman and first woman of color sworn in as vice president. However, women still make up less than 30% of elected officials nationwide, and only 26% of the state legislature in Texas. That's why the LBJ Women's Campaign School recently opened applications for its eight-month virtual program, which trains women to run for elected office or become campaign managers. The program takes place April – November. 

 

So Many Options: Advice from the LBJ Women's Campaign School's Executive Director (Women's Public Leadership Network)

Dec. 3, 2020

This election cycle was historic. More women than ever before were elected to public office, and women across the country feel inspired and empowered to seek office themselves. But many don't know where to start. WPLN Director of Programs and Partnerships Sarah Curran met with LJB Women's Campaign School Executive Director Amy Kroll to discuss the work our training partner is doing in Texas, as well as what it takes for women to get involved with politics. The LBJ Women's Campaign School is a non-partisan, issue-neutral training program for women who want to get involved in politics at any level. Kroll offered some sage advice for women interested in getting involved.

The Harris Factor and the Women Inspired to Run (Movement Maker Podcast)

Nov. 13, 2020

This episode is a special Salon That Inspires, a segment that focuses on changemakers in the world, current events, and a skill that can be taught. As the vice president-elect, Kamala Harris has set an example for all women. Amy Kroll has created a special program to help women channel their #fire, and help them to cultivate the skills and tools needed to run for office. Tune in to learn more about the LBJ Women’s Campaign School, and Rachel and Tina’s exciting experience at this very campaign school on the night that Kamala Harris was announced vice president-elect, and maybe even spark a #fire within to run for office yourself.

Nancy Bocskor speaks about more women running for office (CBS Dallas)

Nov. 3, 2020

Nancy Bocskor, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at Texas Woman's University and an advisor to the LBJ Women's Campaign School, speaks with CBS 11 (Dallas) political expert Jack Fink about more women running for office in the 2020 election cycle.