C.E.R.T – Candidate (and campaign) Empowerment and Readiness Training
Thank you for your interest in public service, supporting other emerging candidates, or otherwise educating yourself on healthy democracy and governance in Lowell and in Massachusetts.
Spring 2021 was the launch of Lowell Votes first CERT series! The success of our program can be credited through the recent election of Stacey Thompson for school committee and Corey Robinson for city council as they both participated in our training sessions. Congratulations!
Interested in learning more about what our program consists of? Check out our session outlines:
March 20th, 2021:
- Welcome and Introductions
- How to Think About a Campaign
- Why We Need YOU to Run
- Voter Contact
- Inclusive Campaign Outreach and Knowing Your Community
- Election Math and Targeting
- Getting Started: Getting on the ballot, opening a committee, etc.
Thank you to our Spring 2021 session presenters!
Jordan Berg Powers, Massachusetts Alliance
Becca Glenn, Massachusetts Alliance
Helena Berbano, New American Leaders
Lisa Wong, Town Manager of Winchester, former Mayor of Fitchburg
Leverett Wing, Commonwealth Seminar
Allison Chambers, Deputy CFO of the City of Lowell
Eunice Zeigler, Lowell Housing Authority and City Councilor in Methuen
Pavel Payano, At-Large Lawrence City Councilor and Director of Community Mobilization at the Social Innovation Forum
Frank Surillo, Greater Lawrence School Committee Member
Vivian Marmol, Greater Lawrence School Committee Member
Betsy Englander, Massachusetts Voter Table
Joshua Alba, Activist & Organizer, Lawrence School Committee member
Derek Mitchell, Executive Director at the Lawrence Partnership and former candidate for Lowell City Council