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, 2017, and 2019 Lillian’s List hosted the JKH Academy to train the next generation of progressive campaign staffers. We’ve trained 210 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 or go on to work in influential non=profits. 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 added the Campaign Staff Bootcamp that trains people who were currently working on a North Carolina campaign.

In 2019 we added the Campaign Staff Bootcamp to our training roster. CSB trained people who were already working on a progressive political campaign in North Carolina. This allowed us to train even more talented staffers and expand the pool of staff looking for work. This was a hugely successful training and all of our graduates made an impact on the 2020 campaign cycle.

In 2021, we will be hosting our Campaign Staff Bootcamp and the JKH Academy. Our staff trainings are always conducted in the fall. We are closely monitoring COVID guidelines to make plans for our fall trainings. The best way to learn about our trainings is via our email list. Please also continue to check our training pages.

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

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