C.E.R.T 2023

The Lowell Votes Candidate Empowerment and Readiness Training (C.E.R.T) was first held in 2021 and welcomed a class of twenty-three prospective candidates and candidate support staff.

Lowell Votes recognizes not all residents have equal access to educational opportunities to learn what it takes to run and serve in local government. The Candidate Empowerment and Readiness Training (C.E.R.T) aims to support new candidates, with a special emphasis on candidates from underrepresented populations, through training and resources needed to:

1. Grassroots organize around issues affecting your community and constituents

2. Run for elected office

3. Navigate municipal governing culture, the budget, and govern once elected 

2023 Program dates: Saturday, March 18th, Saturday, March 25th, Saturday, April 1st, and Thursday, April 6th. Applications to join our 2023 class are now closed.