MAY 2, 2020


Since the CDC issued a new recommendation to cancel/postpone in-person events that consist of 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks (through mid-May), Ready to Run Minnesota is canceled.

We regret any inconvenience this will cause and appreciate your support. Please contact Dr. Angela High-Pippert ( with any questions.

Participants who were awarded scholarships to attend the training will have those honored at a future training.

Please visit the University of St. Thomas' COVID-19 information website for the latest university-wide updates.

About Ready to Run Minnesota

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 to encourage women to run for elective office.  

“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