Deadline to apply for LBJ Women's Campaign School extended to Jan. 23 | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

This bipartisan UT program training women to run for office or manage a campaign will welcome its third cohort in April 2022 — and tuition will be free for up to 50 Texans

The deadline to apply to join the newest class of the LBJ Women's Campaign School has been extended to Jan. 23, 2022, and thanks to generous grants totaling $87,500 from Texas Woman's University Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, 50 applicants from Texas will be able to attend tuition-free. Since its launch in 2020, this nonpartisan, issue-neutral program has trained and graduated more than 100 women into the political arena — three of whom sought public office in 2021 and eight of whom are running in 2022.

The third cohort will begin on April 29, 2022 with two days of in-person training followed by seven months of live online coursework focused on fundraising, media relations, field organizing, storytelling and other aspects of campaigns. More than 50 political experts and leaders offer instruction, advice and mentoring that give future elected officials and political staff the tools they need to succeed.



Luci Baines Johnson offered her perspective on women in public life and congratulations to the second cohort of the campaign school earlier this year:

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Amy Kroll (MPAff '20), the founder and executive director of the LBJ Women's Campaign School, works with a bipartisan advisory board of elected officials, political operatives, community leaders, fundraisers and former candidates who are using their expertise to help build the curriculum, recruit speakers and promote the program within their community.

 

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