September 10, 2015

VoteRunLead Celebrates Year One; Announces Fall Live Web Line-Up and The VRL 100

Using technology and training to change the game for women in politics, VRL celebrates its one year anniversary with an online birthday party, new weekly web clinics and Chief Product Officer

NEW YORK: VoteRunLead (VRL), a national non-profit dedicated to promoting women seeking public office through technology, is marking the one year milestone with a new fall line-up of online web clinics. The 14 clinics range from how to get an appointment to the Black Lives Matter movement to running for office in rural America. The one hour, free web sessions start today and run through December.

The birthday celebrates training over 2,100 women in 12 months, includes a free e-book on the ins and outs of locals office and contests. The festivities are supported by The VRL 100, a national network of local influencers raising $10,000.

VoteRunLead is pleased to announce Karen Schoellkopf as their new Chief Product Officer, continuing to deliver and grow high-quality, integrated experiences for women leaders online and in-person. Schoellkopf has a background in the arts and technology, is the brains behind HireMoreWomeninTech.com and is an expert in building community. “I am excited to roll up my sleeves and contribute to the robust and innovative VoteRunLead programs and products,” says Schoellkopf.
VoteRunLead is the only organization working at the intersection of technology and politics to advance women’s representation.

Fall Web Clinic Schedule
VRL Live! Weekly Web Clinics occur every Thursday at 2:00pm ET

September 10 How to Rock Your Debate
September 17 Turn it Up to Turn it Out! GOTV Planning
September 24 What a Jerk! Dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly on the campaign trail
October 1 Black Lives Matter
October 8 Appoint Me! Get yourself appointed and stay effective
October 15 Schools Politics at the State Level
October 22 Why I am Awesome = Self-assessment + picking the right district
October 29 Building People Power
November 5 Election Update from VoteRunLead
November 12 Real Talk: Fitting Campaigning into My Crazy Life
November 19 My 1 Year Plan for 2016
December 3 Money Talks, You Walk: Field and Fundraising
December 10 Ms. Mayor? Yes, Please!
December 17 Small Town, Big Politics: Running in Rural America

The VRL 100
Influencers from across the country wish VoteRunLead a Happy Birthday

Analyn Aguilar, Mike Anderson, Subha Barry, Rina Shah Bharara, Stephanie Berger, Rhonda Briggins Ridley, Jimmie Briggs, Vanessa Cooksey, Lisa Copeland, Dawn Crandall, Keya Dannenbaum, Owen Fertel, Deb Fitzpatrick, Shannon Garrett, Robin Goad, Heather Grady, Catherine Gray, Jehmu Greene, Sue Hakes, Donna Hall, Pakou Hang, Marci Harris, Thad Hellman, Liz Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Kitty Kolbert, Gara LaMarche, Jensine Larson, Ann-Marie Luciano, Heather Lurie, Ross Martin, Robert Mayer, Terry Newman, Melissa Palank, Karen Schoellkopf, Jenn Shaw, Heidi Sieck, Rebecca Sive, Jay Strell, Jane Swift, Karyn Twarnite, Asali Ude, Eze Ude, Dana Vilardi, Karen Vilardi, Erin Vilardi, Ted Wichman, Barbara Wiener, Faith Winter, Marie Wilson

About VoteRunLead
VoteRunLead is a national, nonpartisan organization that unleashes the power of women leaders in democracy through training, technology and community. We aim for large-scale impact on women’s community and political leadership never before seen in the United States. By harnessing social networks as a new and powerful recruitment tool, creating an online platform to learn to run and lead, and conducting in-person trainings that build powerful networks, VoteRunLead will fuel women’s ambition for civic leadership and close the knowledge gap around politics for women from all classes, cultures and colors.

Contact: Erin Vilardi / erin@voterunlead.org / 917-727-4874