LEAD NC has been privileged to work with a new generation of progressive leaders from all across our state. Here are some things our alumni have had to say about our training programs.
North Carolina State Senator, District 39
I had to make the decision to run really quickly because of the timeline around redistricting. I had two weeks from when the maps came out to sign up to run. Making the decision with very little runway meant that the support of LEAD NC was extremely helpful to me in building the foundation for my campaign.
The Get Elected training walked me through the keys points of being a candidate. I was able to directly use the training around campaign staff to identify and hire a strong campaign manager. LEAD also talked me through the nuances of raising money for a political campaign.
After I won, LEAD was with me again to discuss governance. Through the Ready to Govern training I learned I was a bridge-builder and policy wonk. Knowing what my assets are helped me be able to come in and have some wins from the beginning.
In the pivotal moments where I was stepping into something new, it was great to have a partner like LEAD NC walking step by step with me.