Why doesn't a comprehensive political training program exist in Missouri?

Looking around this state, thousands of average citizens participate in the civic process every day. We reach out to our representatives, we march on our streets, we knock on doors and we make phone calls. But what program exists today that gives us the blueprint to run an effective campaign? What resources do we have that say "this is what building you file for office in" or "here are the most important target groups to earn support from" or even "here's actually how you raise some money"? 

Muslims for a Better America is proud to announce our Campaign Training Academy launching August 2019.

It’s Missouri’s only 6 week, ten class training course taught by local, bipartisan political experts from across Missouri covering how to successfully run a campaign in Missouri. From field strategy to communications to donor cultivation, MBA is committed to provide a uniquely local training to empower grassroots campaigns. The application period opens on Saturday, June 29 at 9AM. Access the application here.

Logistics

The trainings will all take place on weekends, starting Saturday, August 27 and ending on Sunday, September 29. Each weekend, we will cover a different topic integral to running an effective campaign. Every student is expected to attend each training session. Each class will be 4 hours long and will feature guest presentations and lectures from local, bipartisan experts in that week's topic. 

Cost

Accepted students will pay a nonrefundable $250 tuition for the entirety of the program. That's only $25/class!

Who can apply?

Anyone who is interested in bettering their community and learning from the experts. We want activists, people who are passionate about their beliefs. It does not matter if you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, or anything in between. At MBA, our main mission is to increase civic participation within our community and we believe offering this type of targeted training will help us achieve that goal. 

How can I apply?

The application period will open up on Saturday, June 29th at 9AM. It can be accessed here and you can submit it right through our website. Once the application period closes on August 10th, MBA's Board of Directors will select the applicants that best fit the mission and vision of our organization. 

 

We'd like to thank our sponsors:
Crescent Home Health Agency
Muslim Women's Professional Network