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Ever Consider Running for an Elected Position?

Union Candidate Recruitment & Training is Available

Have you ever thought about running for an elected office such as city council/commission, school board, or county council/commission?  Do you ever wonder what you will need to do to get on the ballot and to WIN?

A part of its Labor Farm Team Program, the Florida AFL-CIO and the Florida Carpenters Regional Council are hosting an informational recruitment and training session, where you will learn about fundraising, grassroots organizing, basics to getting on the ballot and more. The goal of this training is for you to see what it takes to be a successful candidate; and, possibly, be invited to a more intense Farm Team candidate training in the future, with the support and resources of unions across the state.

Training is only open to union members or union retirees. The four training sessions are:

South Florida

Saturday, July 29th from 2-5 p.m.

South Florida AFL-CIO, 4349 NW 36th Street, Suite 107, Miami Springs, 33166

RSVP: Richard Quincoces, 305-301-9421, rquincoces@flaflcio.org or Phyllis Garrett, 850-566-9281, pgarrett@flaflcio.org

West Central

Tuesday, August 1st from 4-6:30 PM

IBEW 824, 6603 Chelsea St., Tampa, 33610

RSVP to: Cheryl Schroeder, 813-368-7124, cschroeder@wcffl.org or Phyllis Garrett, 850-566-9281, pgarrett@flaflcio.org

Southwest Chapter/South Florida

Tuesday, August 8th from 6-8:30 PM

IUPAT 2301 Hall, 1216 SW 4th Street, Unit #6, Cape Coral, 33991

RSVP to: Michele Guerin, 239-839-6118, nymush@aol.com or Phyllis Garrett, 850-566-9281, pgarrett@flaflcio.org

Broward County

Saturday, August 12th from 11 AM-2 PM

Broward County AFL-CIO, 1700 NW 66th Ave, Suite 100, Plantation, 33313

RSVP to: Dana Shumate, 954-804-0533, dshumate@flaflcio.org or Phyllis Garrett, 850-566-9281, pgarrett@flaflcio.org