The College of Arts and Sciences' SOLV Initiative at the University of St. Thomas is now a national network partner of Ready to Run®, a non-partisan campaign training program created by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

“Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible. Women bring different priorities and experiences to public life, including perspectives that have been largely absent in public policymaking. Women change the way government works, and their voices are needed around the country. Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways. CAWP's model curriculum covers fundraising, positioning oneself for elected office, navigating the political party structure, media training, the nuts and bolts of organizing a campaign, mobilizing voters, and crafting a message.” (Source)

Program Director:      
Angela High-Pippert
Professor and Chair of Political Science
(651) 962-5725