News Category: campaign

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.

Women's Public Leadership Network & the LBJ Women's Campaign School (Pink Granite Podcast)

Aug. 20, 2020

The Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) educates, organizes, and inspires center-right women to enter public office across the U.S.. Through its growing network of partners and rich offering of online resources, WPLN is pursuing its mission of bringing more voices to the table, equipping commonsense, pragmatic women to enter public office. During a recent release of half a million dollars of funding to state-based programs, the LBJ Women's Campaign School at the University of Texas was selected as an operational and program grant recipient.

What it takes to build a nonpartisan pipeline for women candidates (The 19th)

Aug. 7, 2020

In a space dominated by Democratic groups, the LBJ Women’s Campaign School highlights its nonpartisan approach in trying to help more women get elected to office.

University of Texas prepares women to run for office (Reform Austin)

July 17, 2020

In today's divisive, polarized political landscape, utilizing opposing viewpoints as ammunition is habitual, conventional and arguably the gateway to gridlock. Respecting and understanding different political perspectives isn't the norm.

New campaign school aims to get more Texas women to run for office (Dallas Morning News)

May 1, 2020

Starting in June, the online school at the University of Texas at Austin will teach women how to run for office or run a campaign. 

UT set to host the first LBJ Women’s Campaign School this June (The Daily Texan)

March 11, 2020

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host UT's first Women's Campaign School this summer, a training program for women wanting to learn how to run for office or manage a campaign this summer.

LBJ School launches inaugural Bipartisan Campaign School for Women (LBJ Foundation)

Feb. 27, 2020

The LBJ School of Public Affairs has launched the LBJ Women's Campaign School, a new initiative training mid-career professional women how to run for office or manage a political campaign. The program launched virtually in June 2020 with an inaugural cohort of 50 female change makers from across the nation. These women will learn from the nation's top political experts in an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising and more.