Veterans and their spouses have experience in building teams and communities based on commitment to country and service with individuals with differing backgrounds and political views, which makes them ideally positioned to succeed as political leaders committed to bridging the partisan divide and placing service to community and country above all else. Our Get Ready to Run Program provides nonpartisan education and support to our most active, committed, and capable rising leaders towards future participation in campaigns and as candidates for elected office.
Veterans and spouses have experienced immersive, four-day training experiences in Washington, D.C., covering the basics of running for elected office. This has taken place as annual cohort trips in 2016 and 2017
The 2017 Fellows cohort planned an interactive weekend workshop for more than 30 veterans and spouses in NYC where participants had personalized interactions with campaign and communications professionals, political candidates, and elected officials
Fellows have had mentorship and support, to include interactive meetings with role models and distinguished guests from the political world