CivicLab and Kurth Lampe Bring Global Political Skills to Local Candidates

Kurth Lampe brings political best practices to candidate training on Feb. 22 in partnership with CivicLab a co-working space dedicated to collaboration, education and innovation to advance civic engagement and community improvement efforts.
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CHICAGO - Jan. 28, 2014 - PRLog -- Contact: Kitty Kurth


Kurth Lampe Offers Training Seminar for Local Office Seekers

CivicLab and Kurth Lampe, the Chicago-based strategic communications firm with an international reach and Chicago know-how, are offering “Running For Local Office  - Campaigners Training,” a training seminar for candidates seeking local office.

“While our recent work has been primarily international consulting for NGO’s and political causes,” says Kurth Lampe President Kitty Kurth, “our first love is Chicago politics. Unfortunately, ignorance of the system is often a deterrent to first-time candidates. We’re bringing best practices from around the globe - we hope that this seminar helps get some fresh skin in the game.” Adds Executive Vice-President Kevin Lampe, “The tools and skills that we offer in this seminar should give candidates enough information to make informed decisions and take competitive political steps forward.”

Running For Local Office – Campaigners Training

Saturday, February 22nd

10:00am – 5:00pm

The CivicLab

114 Aberdeen Street, West Loop

“Running for Local Office – Campaigners Training” runs from 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, February 22nd at the CivicLab. Over the course of the day-long seminar attendees will get the “playbook” for planning and running a grassroots, principled campaign for local office, including relevant campaign laws and deadlines, the basics of messaging and fundraising, staffing and volunteer management, Get Out The Vote, and other tools and resources for progressive candidates.

The seminar costs $125 and includes hand-outs, a USB drive with material covered, snacks and a taco lunch The Salsa Truck. Attendees from the December 3rd Kurth Lampe workshop on campaigning basics will have the cost of that workshop deducted from this registration fee. All attendees MUST register and pay using EventBrite at

Workshop instructors Kitty Kurth and Kevin Lampe of KurthLampe are seasoned political PR consultants who have provided training for IVI-IPO, Illinois Democratic Women, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Women’s Campaign Fund, and the National Women’s Political Caucus. Their campaign experience runs the gamut from city council to presidential. President Bill Clinton, Vice-President Al Gore, President Barack Obama, and Vice-President Joe Biden have all used Kurth Lampe’s services as have numerous local elected officials.

“Running for Local Office – Campaigners Training” is hosted by the CivicLab, a co-working space in the West Loop dedicated to collaboration, education and innovation to advance civic engagement and community improvement efforts. It offers desks to co-workers at $200/month, workshops in the evenings on a wide range of civic topics, and is home to citizen science, coding and civic investigation projects. In addition, the CivicLab operates the TIF Illumination Project, which uses data mining, investigatory reporting, graphic design and community organizing to explore and expose what Chicago’s 154 Tax Increment Finance Districts are doing to us on a ward-by-ward basis ( The CivicLab is operated by Benjamin Sugar and Tom Tresser, and located at 114. Aberdeen – ( – – 312-857-6485.

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