CNY Political Leadership Institute

Interested in learning how to navigate the political process? Considering serving as a campaign volunteer? If you are interested in running for office (government or school board) or simply want to help a friend with their campaign, consider registering for the CNY Political Leadership Institute.

This nonpartisan training program involves speakers and representatives from all parties. The program is co-chaired by Joe Rossi (D) and David Knapp (R).  There are 8 evening sessions held each winter. The 2021 program will be held virtually.

Registration for the 2021 program is now closed. Look for us again in the Winter of 2022.

The 2021 schedule: 

February 9 – Program Overview

February 16 – Getting on the Ballot

February 23 – Being on a Team/Building a Team

March 2 – Fundraising and Campaign Finance

March 9 – Messaging

March 16 – Social Media/Media

March 23 – Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

March April 6 – Wrap Up and Celebration

All sessions are from 6-8 p.m. Registration is $125 and is first come, first served. REGISTER TODAY!

It is our goal to hold the class in person, but we are guaranteeing virtual participation via Zoom. If we are in person, dinner is included with registration.

For more information or if you need a partial scholarship to participate, call Pam Brunet at LGS at 315-422-5471. More information about the curriculum can be found at:


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