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The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation hosts Campaign Bootcamp

Event takes place June 1-3

AUSTIN, Texas – May 29, 2012 – The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Communication will host its New Politics Forum 2012 Campaign Bootcamp from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3 at the LBJ School for Public Affairs, 2315 Red River St.

At the three-day workshop, participants between the ages of 18 and 35 will learn from political professionals about creating successful campaign plans. In addition to creating campaigns for a mock candidate, students will learn how to approach donors and mobilize voters.

Because of the program's interactive nature, registration is limited to 35 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register before May 31 at www.newpoliticsforum.org.

For more information on group rates or student scholarships, email New Politics Forum Program Coordinator Emily Einsohn at emily.einsohn@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-471-7214.

About The New Politics Forum

The New Politics Forum (NPF) at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation has provided nonpartisan, research-based political education programming for more than 1,365 young adults across Texas since 2003. While there are many programs designed for seasoned professionals or partisans, New Politics Forum remains unique.


About the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation was established as an organized research unit at the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 to respond to growing political cynicism and disaffection in the United States. The Institute's mission is strictly non-partisan, working within communities to engage people in the political process, teaching them about the nation's democratic heritage and encouraging them to take leadership roles.


About The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication
One of the nation's foremost institutions for the study of advertising and public relations, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism and radio-TV-film, The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication is preparing students to thrive in the era of media convergence. Serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students, the College is nationally recognized for its faculty members, research and student media. For more information about the College of Communication, visit http://communication.utexas.edu.


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CONTACT: Laura Byerley, 512-471-2182; Emily Einsohn, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, 512-471-7214.

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