TFA Political and Candidate training courses for summer of 2019

Early bird discount for July 27 grassroots class expires on July 13 – get your tickets and seats reserved now.

Learn how to win elections – while sticking to conservative principles.

Tennessee Firearms Association has arranged for political and candidate training to members and other interested parties.  As we look forward to the 2020 election cycle, there are conservatives and true 2nd Amendment supporters across the state who are frustrated if not angry with the status quo.  These individuals want to know what they can do to become more effective grassroots advocates.  Many are also considering running for local and state elected positions – including positions in the Legislature.

The first course is one taught by FACL (Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership) on political leadership and engagement on Saturday, July 27.  TFA has offered this course in the past and TFA’s current board and leaders have attended it several times.  You will likely see us there again for a refresher, to encourage others and to underscore that this training and understanding its strategy is important to work effectively as a grassroots advocate individually and collectively.

The second course is also taught by FACL and covers campaign management training.  It will be Saturday, August 24.  This course is intended for anyone who is entertaining the idea or has already made up their minds to run for office.  It is also critical that those who plan to work with candidates as part of their campaign teams, staff or even volunteers to have this training to better understand the process.  It is truly a broad introduction.  It will lay the groundwork for the follow courses in September and October which are more in depth campaign management schools.

TFA urges all TFA members and volunteers to sign up now for the July 27 grassroots course.  Seating is limited to perhaps not more than 150 attendees.

Sat, July 27.   9:00 AM -5:30 PM   FACL Political Leadership School.

Topics:  Real nature of politics, why educating people is not enough, why small groups can win, the greatest lie told in politics, how to pick a good political fight, how to run a legislative project, get a bill sponsor and force a roll call vote, and how to hold politicians accountable.

Location:  Music City Baptist Church, 7104 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN  37122


Cost:  $50 Lunch included.  (Early bird by July 13, 2019 at $40) /  Students: $30 (Early bird by July 13, 2019 at $25)

Sat, August 24, 9 AM to 5:30 PM.  FACL Campaign Management School.

Topics:  Real nature of politics, Lincoln 4-step, campaign plans, timeline budgeting, campaign communications (Leesburg grid, framing issues, targeting), basic fundraising, (calling, mail, email, events), and how to set up (and tear down) your campaign.

Location:  Music City Baptist Church, 7104 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN  37122


Cost:  $50 Lunch included.  (Early bird by August 10, 2019: $40) / Students:  $30  (Early bird by August 10, 2019: $25)

Sept 27-28 & Oct 25-26.   4-day Leadership Institute Campaign Academy – only $150 early bird!

Day 1:  Fri,  Sept. 27, 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM.   Campaign Strategy.   Dinner included.

Day 2:  Sat, Sept. 28, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.   Messaging.   Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 3:  Fri, Oct 25, 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Voter Contact.  Dinner included.

Day 4:  Sat, Oct. 26, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Fundraising.  Breakfast and lunch included.

Topics:   Too many topics to list!   One day of campaign training is better than no training, but is one day really enough?  This is the complete, detailed LI campaigning school – not an overview.  You normally have to travel out of state one Saturday per month across four months to access all of this great information.   This school is only two weekends and it’s in TN!  And only $150 for early bird!  You do not want to miss this!!

Location:   Peytonsville Church of Christ, 4739 Peytonsville Rd Franklin, TN 37064


Cost:   Early bird date is 9/14/19.   All  4-days:   $300.  Early bird:  $150! ($37.50/day, no coupon code needed, just book early).  Two-day weekend:  $180.  Early bird:  $90 ($45/day, select a weekend and use coupon code:  Weekend).   One day:  $100.  Early bird: $50 (coupon code:  JustOne).  College, high school and middle school students are FREE if they attend all sessions.  Students must call Dena at (703) 647-3559 to arrange.

Discounted Hotel:   LaQuinta Inn & Suites.   4207 Franklin Common Court, Franklin, TN.   $89 + tax.   Limited rooms.   Book early.  Call (615) 791-7700, ext. 5 and mention “Leadership Institute”.

Questions? FACL Training:   /  LI Training: or (615) 948-5748

NOTE:  All courses have required minimum enrollments and may be subject to cancellation if not achieved.  All courses have maximum attendance capacity.  Seats are available on a first-come basis.   FACL, LI and hotel cancellation policies apply.


John Harris

Executive Director

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