It is the season of hurricane remnants, Washington Nationals' baseball ascendancy and the beginning of the application and recruiting process for the 2013 Sorensen Political Leaders Program and Candidate Training Program. Before we dry out or celebrate anything, we need your help. Each year the majority of our applicants indicate that they were referred to the Sorensen Institute's leadership programs by our alumni. This is why it is so critically important that we get your help in identifying the best possible candidates for the 2013 programs. The application period for the 2013 Political Leaders Program and Candidate Training Program opens today with a closing deadline of Monday, November 12. Over the next two months please spread the word about these programs.