Frequently Asked Questions for the Electoral Academy and Public Policy Course

Questions Before Registering:

  1. Who is allowed to register for each event?
    1. Anyone with a desire to learn more about community organizing, voting history, and advocacy. This is not limited to LLI members or Columbia students. Anyone in the community who wants to learn more about how to run for an elected office or more about public policy is encouraged to join us.
  2. How much is each event?
    1. Each class is free!
  3. Is this event in person or online?
    1. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, both events will be online through Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed every week.
  4. How do I register?
    1. Register Here
  5. What if I cannot make it to one of the classes?
    1. That is okay! If you cannot make it to one of the classes, do not stress. Come to any and all classes that fit your interest and schedule. The Zoom link we use will be recurring. That means each week we will use the same zoom link. Don’t worry, we will resend the link each week as well.
  6. How do I register for the Women’s Conference?
    1. There will be a separate registration for that conference. It is not open yet. The registration date is TBD. Once the registration is open, we will email the link to anyone on our mailing list and post the link to our website.
  7. What if I have a friend that wants to register?
    1. You can send your friend to our webpage to register! Also, if you receive any emails with the registration link attached, feel free to forward them the email with the registration link.

Questions After Registering:

  1. What is the setup of each class?
    1. Both classes are set up as lectures, so cameras and microphones for participants will be off. The chat will be open for people to network and talk amongst one another. However, if you have any questions, there will be a box to submit questions to the presenters. Be aware, if you put a question in the chat, it may not be answered. We will also go over this at the beginning of each class.
  2. How can I connect with fellow students and/or speakers?
    1. We know that Zoom events limit our ability to meet people, so for our classes, the chat boxes will be open for everyone throughout the class. The chatbox will be moderate. To connect with our speakers, we will make their information available to you as they allow us. In addition, we will have an area to submit your questions to the presenter.
  3. I need accommodations for this event. Who do I speak with?
    1. Please email the [email protected]

Questions After Attending:

  1. How do I stay up to date with LLI?
    1. Register for the LLI newsletter– Here
  2. I am a Columbia Student. How can I get more involved in this work?
    1. Sign up for Social Work Vote’s newsletters, and come to our meetings! This semester our meetings are on Zoom on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Register Here or email [email protected]
  3. I have a question that was not addressed here.
    1. Please email the [email protected] with any further questions.

The Latino Leadership Institute, Inc. (LLI) delivers its Electoral Leadership Academy and Policy courses that empower leaders with the tools necessary to run for office and win. We are proud that in 2015, LLI was selected by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as one of the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education nationally.

We are grateful for our partnerships with educational institutions such as the City University of New York School of Law, Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work, Silverman School of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services, and Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work.

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