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Grassroots Activism and Precinct Leadership Workshop - Cameron/Hidalgo County

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What you will learn

"8. You can't beat a plan with no plan." - Morton Blackwell, Laws of the Public Policy Process

Most elections are lost not because of lack of time, talent, or treasure, but how they executed the resources they had. Are you prepared for the next round of elections? What is your plan to recruit volunteers? To organize your area? To turn out the vote?

This Grassroots Activism and Leadership Workshop will quickly teach you the tools you need to make a winning plan for your campaigns.

Ideal attendees for the Grassroots Activism and Leadership Workshop are volunteers, current and potential precinct chairs, elected officials, current or future candidates for political office, campaign operatives, and party officials.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Recruit and manage volunteers
• Organize precincts for voter contact
• Effectively get people to answer the door
• Turn out their voters

This past spring and summer, the Leadership Institute hosted a series of campaign schools across the state of Texas. This workshop is a continuation of that educational series. The content is different than the previous class. While the focus is for volunteer and precinct leaders, it is also useful for campaign staffers and party members. Attendees did not have to attend the previous school to benefit from this training. All are welcome.

For the full list of dates and locations for the LI Texas Tour, visit www.LeadershipInstitute.org/Texas.

Details

Starts Monday, October 21

Mon 21:   5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

New Life Family Church
2109 W Nolana Ave
McAllen, TX 78504 Map

Cost

$10.00

Manager

Dena Espenscheid's Photo

Dena Espenscheid

Contact Dena with your questions.

What graduates say

Daniel Crenshaw

Daniel Crenshaw

U.S. Representative (TX-02)

"The Leadership Institute made it possible for me to learn how to run a campaign, how to craft my message, how to speak effectively in public, and how to handle the media.

Above all, I learned how to win.

Today, I stand in a long line of conservative leaders who owe a debt of gratitude to Morton Blackwell and to the Leadership Institute.


 

Melanie Grammar

Melanie Grammar

“This is the best training I have ever gone to (political or professional) over all the years I have been involved. People need to understand what a big deal this is." -

Melanie Grammar, Fannin County Chairwoman, Rockwell County Campaign School

Ryan Rhodes

Ryan Rhodes

Founder, Iowa Tea Party

"I can't forget who gave me the tools. Keep up the great work at LI. We can't save our country without the Leadership Institute!"

Your faculty

Dena Espenscheid

Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions, Leadership Institute

Getting struck by lightning will not give you the superpowers needed to be a political mastermind who can take over the world. Dena Espenscheid knows this from first-hand experience. The shock did make her heart pound like watching voting returns, but more effort than just excess electrons is need to win on Election Night.

What will make you a political mastermind? Dena has been learning the answers to this question for more than 20 years.

During the quest for knowledge, she held a variety of positions in public policy organizations, advertising agencies, and political campaigns including, Coalition for a Strong America, National Ballot Access, American Majority, Open and Clean Government, Vote Yes for Life, and the National Abstinence Clearinghouse. Much of her work has been focused on grassroots organizing, and training volunteers and fellow staffers.

Immediately prior to joining the Leadership Institute, Dena was the Field Director for Donald J Trump for President in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. As such, she oversaw ballot qualification, volunteer recruitment and training, and get out the vote efforts during the primaries. Then-candidate Trump won three of the four primary contests and had a better-than-expected showing in DC.

Dena graduated from Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky with degrees in Biology and Speech Communication. Dena serves the Leadership Institute as the Director of Grassroots Coalitions, where she travels the country training conservatives to be political masterminds. When she is home from LI training trips, she lives in Quantico, Virginia with her houseplants.