Jamie Kirk HahnThere’s no doubt about it. To win key races, North Carolina needs the best and brightest political minds ready to put their talents to work. Even the strongest candidates can’t win these races alone. They need well-trained staff to support them in the tough battles that lie ahead.

In 2013, 2015, and 2017 Lillian’s List hosted the Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy to train the next generation of progressive campaign staffers. We’ve trained 132 campaign staffers. Graduates have gone on to work on campaigns up and down the ticket from presidential to city council. Many continue to work in politics after their campaigns have ended. Attending one of our campaign staff trainings is an excellent way to jumpstart a career in politics. Founded in partnership with the Kirk and Hahn families to honor a dynamic young woman and political professional – Jamie Kirk Hahn, this training school seeks to train an “Army of Jamie’s” to further progressive political campaigns and causes across North Carolina.

In 2019 we’re doing things a little differently because we’ll be hosting two campaign staff trainings:

  • Campaign Staff Bootcamp: (September 28-29) This day and a half intensive training will be for people who are currently campaign staff on 2020 races. This training will be held again in 2021.
  • JKH Academy: (November 22-24)This is a 3-day intensive training for people who are seeking campaign jobs in North Carolina in 2020. Lillian’s List will help JKH graduates find jobs on North Carolina legislative campaigns.
  • Both trainings are focused on the nuts and bolts of campaign management and organizing. From writing a campaign plan to fundraising, managing your campaign team, paid media, drafting a budget, polling, field, and digital, trainees will leave with the tools needed to hit the ground running in the 2020 election cycle.
  • Applications for both of these trainings are now closed. 

Please contact Devon Roberts if you have any questions about our campaign staff trainings.

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