OUT West is a coalition of organizations working toward the common goal of equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex people through mobilizing communities at the grassroots level.

OUT West Campaign Boot Camp a rousing success!

Posted: September 19th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

For more information, take a look at this video about the event!

OUT West Campaign Boot Camp: Investing in the Grassroots

Posted: August 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

You say you want to get involved?

You say you want to create change?

Well, Here’s an incredible opportunity to learn from the best campaign experts:

The passage of Proposition 8 in California last year ignited a flame in the community of LGBT & Allies across the nation. We went into the streets, we got organized, and we became determined to win back our right to marry the person we love. Countless individuals have proven themselves to be disciplined, organized, and dedicated.

Since many of these people are eager to learn how campaigns operate, OUT West, a Los Angeles-based coalition of organizations dedicated to winning back marriage equality, have organized a two-day campaign training for people like YOU.

Inspired by Christine Pelosi’s Campaign Boot Camp, this intensive training is designed to teach you the principles and skills of ballot initiative campaigns.

Campaign Boot Camp draws on successful techniques which have been honed by political professionals and consultants for decades. You will learn what a successful campaign looks like and how the moving parts of a campaign work together for victory.

Our expert trainers include Christine Pelosi as our key note speaker. Sarah Callahan (C.O.O Courage Campaign), Amy Simon (Pollster), Ana Grande (Power PAC), David Fleischer (Political Consultant) and more.


DAY 1:
During the first day, participants will be given a hands-on overview of how a campaign operates including effective use of media strategies, polling, new media and a variety of other critical topics.

DAY 2:
Participants will break into two of four tracks where they will focus in-depth on four critical areas of a campaign: Field, Political/New Media Organizing, Finance, and Communications.

This is a fun, interactive training – not a lecture. Prepare to be part of the action!


PoliPointPress has donated copies of Christine Pelosi’s book “Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders” for each participant. Arianna Huffington dubbed her book a “passionate call to public service” by “a sharp and knowledgeable drill sergeant.”

REGISTER @ http://outwestcoalition.org/bootcamp/

Visit the OUT West booth at the Pride Festival

Posted: June 13th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

We’re near the Latin Dance floor (near the Melrose entrance)

Stop by and see us:

  • Find out about the member organizations
  • Send a postcard to Obama telling him why Marriage Equality is important to you
  • Sign up to get more information from OUT West groups
  • Find out how to help stop HIV/AIDS budget cuts
  • and more!

Starting Monday:  See pics from Pride.

Community Grand Marshal for