The EMILYs List Ignite Change Fellowship is a nine-week virtual initiative to train community leaders and advocates to develop their political skills, leadership, and confidence in potentially running for office.
EMILYs List's mission is to support the election of Democratic pro-choice women. The fellowship is designed to develop the next generation of Democratic pro-choice candidates by facilitating the leadership of applicants from historically underserved communities, including, by way of example, women of color, LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people, women from rural communities, and women with disabilities. Applicants should additionally exhibit the following attributes:
Experience serving as an organizational leader or advocate in their community.
Interest in potentially running for office in the future.
No prior or current history of being a candidate or running for office.
The fellowship will launch in August 2023 and will be capped at 40 participants. Participants should expect 2-3 hours of work per week, either in session or doing homework and other projects. The fellowship will cover a variety of topics for potential candidates, including:
Understanding the nuts and bolts of politics
Developing your personal story and messaging
Fundraising best practices
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