Press Release - For Immediate Release

February 1, 2019

Contact: Kevin Winchell

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 10am-4pm at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, the Stetson University Center for Community Engagement will host its next "Politics 101" conference, a free, non-partisan, one-day crash course on political campaigning.

"Politics 101 is the only free, non-partisan conference in the entire country where anybody can come and learn about how to run and win political campaigns," said Kevin Winchell, Stetson's associate director of community engagement who founded Politics 101 in 2010. "Stetson University empowers students and citizens, through hands-on civic education, to make the change they wish to see in their communities - a theme that seems particularly resonant during this campaign cycle." 

Politics 101 will feature workshops that walk participants through the entire process of planning and running a campaign, including campaign messaging, strategy, organizing, outreach, fundraising, budgeting, and media. 

"Whether you're a Republican, Democrat, independent or else, and whether you want to run for public office, manage a candidate or campaign issue, or simply learn how ordinary citizens can help make change in a democracy, Politics 101 is a great way for citizens to learn how to turn their passion into policy by electing the change they want."

Registration for Politics 101 is open to everyone, and attendance is free. The conference will take place in the Carlton Union Building's Stetson Room (131 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand, 32723). The conference is non-partisan. To register, click here.