This bipartisan UT program training women to run for office or manage a campaign will welcome its third cohort in April 2022.
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.
- LBJ School launches inaugural bipartisan campaign school for women (Feb. 27, 2020)
- Meet the inaugural class of the LBJ Women's Campaign School (June 10, 2020)
- 70 women comprise LBJ Women's Campaign School second incoming class (April 14, 2021)
Luci Baines Johnson offered her perspective on women in public life and congratulations to the second cohort of the campaign school earlier this year:
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.
Recent news about LBJ Women's Campaign School alumnae:
- A struggle to breathe and a vow: Latina former journalist wants to be next Texas governor (NBC News, Dec. 10, 2021)
- Austin-based public radio reporter Joy Diaz launches campaign for Texas governor (Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 8, 2021)
- Community leader Stephanie Bazan announces candidacy for Austin City Council, District 5 (Press release, Dec. 10, 2021)
- Former Baylor law professor announces candidacy for Texas District 56 representative (Baylor Lariat, Nov. 16, 2021)
- Waco attorney seeks District 56 House seat as Democrat (Waco Tribune-Herald, Nov. 15, 2021)
- 2021 Profiles in Power: Lourdes Zuniga helps make Austin a smart city (Austin Business Journal, Aug. 26, 2021)
Want to make change in your community? Apply now for the third cohort of the LBJ Women's Campaign School! Go to https://t.co/4Rb6IGkNXc and apply by January 16th. #WomenInPolitics #LBJWCS #HookEm pic.twitter.com/tDeCbHZDOW— LBJ Women's Campaign School (@LBJWCS) Nov. 18, 2021
Women across the country feel inspired and empowered to seek office themselves. But many don’t know where to start. ICYMI, @amyakroll of @LBJWCS offered advice for women interested in getting involved: https://t.co/k2ycwhD28m— Women's Public Leadership Network (@WPLNetwork) Dec. 11, 2021
You. Yes you. Consider applying this program is amazing. https://t.co/H10ZOGnx6C— Gayatri Agnew (@GayatriAgnew) Dec. 16, 2021
I loved seeing @LBJWCS show up for the MAP Rising Star Awards! They help more women be prepared to run for political office or manage a campaign. (#TheFutureIsFemale isn't gonna happen on its own, folks.) Apply by 1/16 at https://t.co/n4IMgAfy1B. pic.twitter.com/63wJmvcdkz— Layla Zaidane (@layla_says) Dec. 16, 2021
Want to make change in your community? Apply now for the third cohort of the @LBJWCS and learn what you need to know to run for office or run a campaign! Applications are due January 16th. Info https://t.co/HBRUbLXgXZ— Wyoming Women’s Action Network (@wywomensnetwork) Dec. 15, 2021
Congratulations to LBJWCS Alumna Erin Shank (@erin4TX) who announced she is running for Texas House District 56! We are so proud of you Erin!#LBJWCSAlum #womeninpolitics #txlege #WomenLead pic.twitter.com/AVe1DeYm0O— LBJ Women's Campaign School (@LBJWCS) Dec. 9, 2021
@LBJWCS was a transformative experience for me on my path to run for office, and I have been especially grateful and fortunate to have had Sen. @RuthHardyVT, an inspiring woman leader and Vermont lawmaker, as my mentor, cheerleader, and friend. https://t.co/c4EOHbCfAG— Dawn Gile (@dawn_gile) Nov. 30, 2021
In February, I had just left @SA2020, the Texas grid & our elected leaders were failing us, & I was figuring out my next steps. One of those steps was applying to @LBJWCS because I am committed to helping get more badass women, particularly badass women of color, elected. (1/5) https://t.co/HGioJZY0B8— Molly Cox (@themollycox) Nov. 15, 2021
Congratulations to our women #ChangeMakers who graduated this weekend! @LBJWCS inspires women to enter the political arena & empowers them with the skills to win.— The LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) Nov. 15, 2021
Learn more: https://t.co/CkQmHN65LD https://t.co/Gkqjnnolu4
Just graduated!— Tamira Samuel (@TamiSamuel2) Nov. 13, 2021
Congratulations to the second cohort of the @lbjwcs! This is only the beginning.
For anyone thinking about applying and missed Thursday’s Houston Meet and Greet with Mayor Parker, visit https://t.co/ZwB3ibxksO. The deadline to apply is January 16! pic.twitter.com/fqO9TmDKOj