Política Nueva

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Have you ever considered running for political office? 
Are you interested in serving on a board of directors or commission?
Do you know where to start in makin these aspirations a reality?

Your El Paso Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the inaugural class of our "Política Nueva" Candidate Program. Oue year long program is deisgned to help participants understand what it takes to run for political office and how to go about seeting up their campaign. In addition, manu of the topics covered will help those individuals interested in serving our corporate or state boards and commissions, positioning them for these levels of leadership. 

Schedule: The courses are offered over a twelve-month period beginning in July 2016. Monthly classes will be held on the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm with guest speakers and a closing ceremony reception. 

Why create Política Joven?
For the past several years, one of the consistent remarks the Hispanic Chamber has received is, "I want to run for Political Office but I don't know where to start. The political process can seem daunting and intimidating for individuals who have no previous experience running for office. In response to this growing in the community to help educate tomorrow's leaders, your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has chosen to create this program in an effort to provide our leaders of the future with the political foundation needed for a venture into politics, should they choose to pursue public office. 

Qualifications:
We are looking for business professionals from the region who are interested in serving our community. There is no age limit associated with the program. 

About the monthly sessions: 
The topics will range from the basic: how to get started with a political venture, to debating skills, managing medio, etc. Our goal is to provide the Política Joven class a well-rounded education in politics. 
The Speakers have been chosed for each sessions carefully based on their experience and expertise regarding the sessions topics. We have selected a number of elected officials from various levels of government along with indiciduals from the private sector.

Do I have to attend every session or, can I pick and choose which sessions I attend?
In order to get the most our of the program, attendees should plan on attending every session.

Do I need to be a member of any specificil political party to participate?
No. The purpose of the program is to educate in an unbiased, informational manner. The program will prepare individuals, not promote any political party over another. However, there will be a couple of sessions with both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party of El Paso for participants to attend. 

Where will the sesssion be taking place?
The location of the sessions will vary depending on site and speaker acailability however unless otherwise notified, the sessions will take place at your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Travel Opportunities: Participants will have the option to participate in the Chamber's Austin Fly-In Days and HC to DC events. In addition, the Chamber will conduct "field trips" for the class to attend City Council Sessions, County Commissioners Court, etc. 

Class Size Not to exceed 20 individuals 
Course Fee:   $250.00 
Location:   The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Subject to change) 
 Time: Classes will be held monthly from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (subject to change, depending  on speaker availability)
Application Deadline:  Friday, July 8th 2016

Download the Application TODAY!

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