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Louisiana Campaign Institute to welcome Donna Brazile

THIBODAUX – The Louisiana Campaign Institute, presented by the Louisiana Center for Women and Government, is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, and Monday, May 17, at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La.

National personalities including Donna Brazile, veteran Democratic political strategist; Leo Honeycutt, author and television journalist; and Dr. Ron Faucheux, past editor of Campaigns and Elections magazine, will share strategies for “Conquering Campaign Challenges.”

Sunday’s schedule of events, slated for 12:30 to 7 p.m., includes workshops on Louisiana political history; demographics versus political redistricting; on-air interview techniques; and age, ethnicity and gender challenges. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network during a post-workshop reception.

Monday’s schedule includes a lecture by Faucheux titled “The First 25 Things Every Smart Candidate Must Do” – followed by a luncheon with Honeycutt and Brazile. Workshop topics include political ethics, social media, campaign team-building, fundraising, media relations and volunteer recruitment. Monday’s workshops are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Honorary co-chairs include former U.S. Rep. C. Lindy Boggs, D-New Orleans, and former U.S. Rep. Henson Moore, R-Baton Rouge.

Registration for the two-day institute is $200 and includes the luncheon, workshops and materials. To reserve a space, call (985) 448-4770 or send an e-mail to lcwg.info@nicholls.edu by Wednesday, May 12.

Established in 1991 and headquartered at Nicholls State University, the Louisiana Center for Women and Government encourages and promotes the leadership of women by providing resources and non-partisan support through educational workshops, training seminars and outreach programs. With more than 600 members from eight regions across Louisiana, the center promotes women in government and public service, acknowledges achievements of women and teaches all citizens about the importance of public service and responsible citizenship.

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