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LI's 2016 Fall Field Representatives Deployed on Campuses in 38 States
LI's 2016 Fall Field Representatives Deployed on Campuses in 38 States

The Leadership Institute's 2016 fall field representatives are now deployed across the country on college campuses in 38 states.  This fall, they will work with students to build conservative coalitions on college campuses. They can provide your student group with everything from activism ideas to on-campus recruitment assistance. Be sure to...

Senator Jim Banks -- His Campaign's
Senator Jim Banks -- His Campaign's "Secret Weapon"

Jim Banks has shown a dedication to service throughout his life.  As a father of three, a state Senator, and a Navy Reservist, he has proven himself a strong and value-oriented leader.  

“There is a lot of pressure to go along with the majority sentiment, but I will not go back on the pledge I made to my constituents,” said Senator Banks.  

As the State Senator for the 17th district of Indiana, he has continually been a voice for conservative principles.  Next, he hopes to continue his service to Indiana as a member of Congress.  

While in the senate, Senator Banks has served on numerous committees, most notably the Senate Veteran Affairs and the Military committee.  He believes this experience, coupled with his military service, could provide a unique perspective to the Congressional Armed Services Committee if elected in the fall. 

Senator Banks fought in a hotly contested primary this spring due to the number of other well-funded candidates and the coinciding presidential nomination which drew in many more voters.  However, due to his knowledgeable volunteers (several Leadership Institute graduates) and lean campaign strategies, he was able get his message out and win the election. 

Another thing which helped now Senator Banks through the election was his family, which he referred to as the campaign’s “secret weapon.”

Digital Communications Workshop Fills F.M. Kirby Training Center
Digital Communications Workshop Fills F.M. Kirby Training Center

Without a doubt, one of the best perks of being a Leadership Institute intern is the convenience of high-demand classes like “Digital Communications Workshop: Email Marketing.”  

In one full day, I learned from presentations filled with information on email communication by top strategists in the field.

I left the workshop that day feeling like I could tackle the world of digital communications and I found myself using many of the tools I learned during the weeks of my summer internship. 

Recent graduate uses Leadership Institute skills to launch campaign in Washington, DC
Recent graduate uses Leadership Institute skills to launch campaign in Washington, DC

It is safe to say Ashley Carter stays busy as the Grassroots Director for Independent Women's Forum.  This role leads her around the country speaking on many vital topics, including the importance of women running for public office.  

In fact, the organization has recently expanded to 10 states where they advocate heavily for issues of importance to women and families.  Ashley covered these topics on a panel at the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Now, Ashley Carter has announced her candidacy for... 

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