People of color, women, LGBTQ folx, and young people are underrepresented at all levels of government - in both elected and appointed positions. ElectU is a centralized hub for members of these communities to connect with candidate recruitment and training opportunities in Washington State. ElectU is not affiliated with any political parties.
ElectU is a centralized, online resource supported by the following organizations dedicated to recruiting and preparing the next generation of progressive leaders. The people elected and appointed to school boards, municipal offices, city councils, and legislative bodies have incredible impact on the policies and decisions that help communities thrive. That’s why we have come together with a collective mission to build true representation at all levels of government.
Amplify doesn’t “create” candidates - we find leaders who are already making a difference in their community, provide knowledge and tools they need to run, and then help them win. We elect bold candidates and disrupt the status quo of “politics as usual.” Our "Pipeline" program includes training, coaching, policy education, and networking. Our "Promise" program supports leaders from election to retirement, because winning the election is only the beginning. Once in office, Amplify connects public leaders with trusted progressive advocates and policy experts so they can achieve real wins for their constituencies. This program involves training, policy development, organizing support, and ongoing education. Contact: Kim Powe, Kim@amplify.win
We work alongside partner organizations and leaders to develop and execute story-based communications strategies to change the public dialogue on the issues that matter most. Contact: Reiny Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emerge model is an intensive 70-hour, cohort-based training program, designed explicitly to address the extra challenges that women face in the political arena by offering early-stage recruitment; top-notch, comprehensive training; and an ongoing network of support. We use a rigorous, highly selective application and screening process to ensure that our participants are great future candidates. Our recruitment effort focuses on all levels of diversity, so we can add depth and breadth to the Democratic candidate pool. Contact: Karen Besserman, email@example.com
Emily's List runs a program called Run to Win, which is a national recruitment and training program focused on helping pro-choice Democratic women around the country run for office—and win. Contact: Jill Lombardi, JLombardi@emilyslist.org
IDF's recruitment and application period runs annually from Sept-November. The program runs annually from January-June. Contact: Reiny Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are affiliated with the National AFL-CIO, the central labor organization in the United States, representing more than 13 million working people. Contact: Katie Garrow, email@example.com
Our mission is to identify, mentor, educate and support women leaders in our community who demonstrate a commitment to Reproductive Freedom and Women's Economic and Social Equality and Equity. The National Women's Political Caucus of Washington is part of a national network of caucus chapters. Contact: Samantha Casne, firstname.lastname@example.org
OneAmerica Votes accomplishes its mission through work in our four core program areas: advocacy, civic engagement, community education and leadership development, and strategic communications. Contact: Olgy Diaz, email@example.com
Their mission is to provide the support needed to break down those barriers and provide a platform for environmental champions and community members to run for office and win. Contact: Emily Krieger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Repower delivers customized training opportunities — for more information, contact Repower at email@example.com
Contact: Katie Stultz, Political Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
The WSLC’s core programs are legislative advocacy, political action, communications and media relations, plus assistance with organizing campaigns. Read more on our website by clicking the logo above. Contact: Cherika Carter, email@example.com
Here is a list of trainings hosted by our organizations and partners. Please check back periodically for updates.
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- Feb 23, 2019 New Majority: People of Color Candidates and Campaign Staff Training - Seattle 2/23 Feb 23, 2019
- Mar 2, 2019 2019 Women’s Candidate Training with National Women’s Political Caucus - Tacoma, 3/2 Mar 2, 2019
- Mar 13, 2019 Washington State Labor Council Path to Power Training- Seatac, March 13th -15th Mar 13, 2019
- Mar 23, 2019 Coloring Washington: 2019 Candidate Training for Women of Color - Yakima, 3/23 Mar 23, 2019
- Mar 25, 2019 King County Elections Training: Thinking about running for office? 3/25 Auburn Library Mar 25, 2019
- Mar 30, 2019 2019 Women’s Candidate Training with National Women’s Political Caucus - Everett, 3/30 Mar 30, 2019
- Apr 1, 2019 King County Elections Training: Thinking about running for office? 4/1 Redmond Apr 1, 2019
- Apr 6, 2019 King County Elections Training: Thinking about running for office? 4/6 Renton Apr 6, 2019
- Apr 12, 2019 Training for First and Second Generation Immigrants (Staff and Candidates) Apr 12, 2019
- Apr 13, 2019 2019 Women’s Candidate Training with National Women’s Political Caucus - Vancouver 4/13 Apr 13, 2019
- Apr 20, 2019 King County Elections Training: Thinking about running for office? 4/20 Renton Apr 20, 2019
- Apr 26, 2019 Emerge Washington Campaign Boot Camp - Walla Walla, WA 4/26-28 Apr 26, 2019
- May 5, 2019 2019 Women's Caucus Training - Olympia May 5, 2019
- May 10, 2019 Emerge Washington Candidate Boot Camp - Tacoma 5/10-12 May 10, 2019