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Rock the Vote – “Rock the Trail” Reporter Contest

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 17, 2008

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YDA Hiring Ohio Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 7, 2008

Position: Executive Director, Ohio Young Democrats

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political
organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

The Ohio Young Democrats (OYD) is the official youth arm of the Ohio Democratic Party, comprised of progressive people under the age of 36.

Job Description: The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Ohio Young Democrats Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Ohio Young Democrats and to Senior State Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position is based in Columbus, OH.

The Ohio Young Democrats Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation
of programs on behalf of the Ohio Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of America.
This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Ohio Young Democrats.
  • Organize Young Democrats chapters in targeted counties across the state and work to
    strengthen existing chapters.
  • Work with the OYD Executive Board to develop and implement the Ohio Young Democrats
    Strategic Plan, specifically planning and implementing peer-to-peer campaign activities,
    chapter building activities, and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.
  • Create and fund yearly budget, ensuring that the budget is met through effective
    donor solicitation and marketing efforts. Work with OYD Treasurer to meet financial
    reporting requirements.
  • Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings,
    convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.
  • Handle all media, scheduling, communication, and appearance requests for Ohio
    Young Democrats and the Ohio Young Democrats President.
  • Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Ohio Democratic Party, Young
    Democrats of America, the Ohio College Democrats and other progressive groups to ensure
    high visibility and effective activism.
  • Manage additional temporary campaign staff brought on to complete the OYD’s peer-to-peer campaign program.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits: $30,000 to $40,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for
cell phone.

To Apply: Applicants should have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically-focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is preferred. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car.

Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by April 18, 2008 by 5pm, EST.

Young Democrats of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YDA does not discriminate on the basis of race,creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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Jobs for Young Democrats Lists

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 30, 2008

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Rob Dolin has updated the Young Democrats job lists compilation complete with RSS updates and descriptions of the lists. Visit http://www.wuxx.com/yda/resources/jobs.aspx to check them out.

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Emily’s List Campaign Corps

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 28, 2008

CAMPAIGN CORPS, A Project of EMILY’s List

APPLY TODAY! DEADLINE APPROACHING: April 14th, 2008
Apply online at www.campaigncorps.org.

Campaign Corps, a project of EMILY’s List, is a national grassroots program dedicated to politically empowering young people. Each year we train talented recent college graduates (both from undergraduate and graduate) and place them on targeted, progressive Democratic campaigns. Formerly known as Participation 2000, Campaign Corps has been bringing young people into the political process since 1988. We’ve placed hundreds of staffers on some of the most important political campaigns in the country—providing young people with the first step in a career dedicated to progressive politics.

We are recruiting for the Campaign Corps Class of 2008. Applications are available online at http://www.campaigncorps.org and are due April 14th, 2008. Once selected, a diverse group of staffers will come to Washington for a week-long Campaign School, where they will learn the basics of political campaigning – voter targeting, field organizing, fundraising, and press strategy – from the country’s leading Democratic operatives. Staffers are paid to work side by side with candidates and other political professionals for the last three months of the campaign. After Election Day, Campaign Corps brings staffers back to DC for a post-election retreat and debriefing. Campaign Corps will help you launch your career in progressive politics!

All staffers receive a stipend of $1000 a month, free housing during the campaign, health care, and all travel expenses paid. (Previous campaign experience not a requirement)

Check out www.campaigncorps.org for the application and more information

Questions: Contact Kellie Dupree at kdupree@emilyslist.org.

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YDAZ Employment Opportunity

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 18, 2008

Position:  Young Democrats of Arizona Chapter Organizers.

Where: One Chapter Organizer based in Maricopa County, and one Chapter Organizer based in Pima County.

Hours: Part time, minimum of 20 hours per week.

Salary:  $500 Monthly Stipend.

Job Description:  The Young Democrats of Arizona Chapter Organizers report directly to the Executive Director of the Young Democrats of Arizona (YDAZ). The YDAZ Chapter Organizers are responsible for the implementation of projects as assigned on behalf of the Young Democrats of Arizona and the Young Democrats of America.  This includes, but is not limited to:

·        Chartering new chapters using leads provided by YDAZ, aiding them in finding sponsors and meeting other school requirements,

·        Organizing region events including meetings, happy hours, and organizing conventions,

·        Developing and maintaining a YDAZ internet membership building strategy,

·        Scheduling officer/ staff visits to the new and current chapters as needed,

·        Coordinating special projects with chapter leaders as needed,

·        Making weekly progress reports to the YDAZ president and ED. 

To Apply: Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in working in a political environment, general office knowledge and a winning personality. Applicants must have access to a car, students are welcome to apply.

Resume and cover letter, including references, must be received by 5:00 pm (Arizona time) Friday, April 4th 2008.

Applicants can use the following methods to submit materials:

Email: jobs@ydaz.org
Fax: 602-298-7117 ATTN: Stan Williams

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YDA Hiring Utah Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 7, 2008

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

The Young Democrats of Utah (YDU) is the official youth arm of the Utah State Democratic Party and has members between the ages of 14 and 36. YDU works to create programs and events that excite young people about the political process. Through social events, volunteer activities, lobbying, and specialized young voter campaigns, the Young Democrats of Utah are playing an integral role in bluing a red state.

Job Description: The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Young Democrats of Utah Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Young Democrats of Utah and the Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position is based in Salt Lake City.

The YDU Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of programs on behalf of the YDU and the Young Democrats of America. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Manage the daily operations of the Young Democrats of Utah.
* Work with Caucus leaders to organize Young Democrats chapters in communities across the state and work to strengthen existing chapters.
* Work with the YDU Executive Board to develop and implement the YDU Strategic Plan, specifically planning peer-to-peer campaign activities, chapter building activities, lobbying efforts and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.
* Create and fund yearly budget, ensuring that the budget is met through effective donor solicitation and marketing efforts. Work with YDU Treasurer to meet financial reporting requirements.
* Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings, convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.
* Handle all scheduling, communication and appearance requests for the Young Democrats of Utah and the YDU President.
* Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Utah State Democratic Party, Young Democrats of America and other progressive groups to ensure high visibility and effective activism.
* Recruit and manage YDU interns.
* Work with YDU President to manage Executive Board members and assist Board members in completing their tasks.
* Assist in management of Demopolis database.
* Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits: $27,000 to $32,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for cell phone.

To Apply: This position prefers applicants have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically-focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is a plus. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by March 21, 2008.

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YDA Florida Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on February 6, 2008

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

Job Description: The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Florida Young Democrats (FYD) Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Florida Young Democrats and the Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position will be based in central Florida either in Orlando or Tampa.

The FYD Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of programs on behalf of the Florida Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of America. This includes, but is not limited to:

 Manage the daily operations of the Florida Young Democrats.

 Organize Young Democrats chapters in communities across the state and work to strengthen existing chapters.

 Work with the FYD Executive Board to develop and Implement the Florida Young Democrats Strategic Plan, specifically planning peer-to-peer campaign activities, chapter building activities, lobbying efforts and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.

 Create annual finance plan and budget and engage donors through ongoing fundraising activities. Work with the FYD Treasurer and FYD to ensure that the budget is met through effective donor solicitation and marketing efforts.

 Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings, convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.

 Work with the FYD Executive Board to help Young Democrats become more involved in the political process, including but not limited to helping young democrats to find jobs and internships on campaigns and to help young democrats run and get elected to office.

 Handle all scheduling, communications, and appearance requests for FYD and the FYD President.

 Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Florida Democratic Party, Young Democrats of America, and other progressive groups to ensure high visibility and effective activism.

 Recruit and manage FYD interns.

Salary and Benefits: $35,000 to $40,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for cell phone.

To Apply: Applicants should have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically- focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is preferred. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car.

Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by close of business on Monday, February 25, 2008. The Young Democrats of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YDA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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YDA Hiring Florida Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on September 24, 2007

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Position: Executive Director, Young Democrats of Florida

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

Job Description:
The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Florida Young Democrats (FYD) Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Florida Young Democrats and the Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position will be based in central Florida either in Orlando or Tampa.

The FYD Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of programs on behalf of the Florida Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of America. This includes, but is not limited to:

· Manage the daily operations of the Florida Young Democrats.

· Organize Young Democrats chapters in communities across the state and work to strengthen existing chapters.

· Work with the FYD Executive Board to develop and Implement the Florida Young Democrats Strategic Plan, specifically planning peer-to-peer campaign activities, chapter building activities, lobbying efforts and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.

· Create annual finance plan and budget and engage donors through ongoing fundraising activities. Work with the FYD Treasurer and FYD to ensure that the budget is met through effective donor solicitation and marketing efforts.

· Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings, convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.

· Work with the FYD Executive Board to help Young Democrats become more involved in the political process, including but not limited to helping young democrats to find jobs and internships on campaigns and to help young democrats run and get elected to office.

· Handle all scheduling, communications, and appearance requests for FYD and the FYD President.

· Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Florida Democratic Party, Young Democrats of America, and other progressive groups to ensure high visibility and effective activism.

· Recruit and manage FYD interns.

Salary and Benefits: $35,000 to $40,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for cell phone.

To Apply:
Applicants should have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically- focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is preferred. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car.

Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by close of business on Monday, October 1, 2007. The Young Democrats of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YDA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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Internship Opportunities

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on August 22, 2007

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) is the official body of the
Democratic Party in Los Angeles County and the largest local Democratic Party
entity in the United States. LACDP charters Democratic
clubs/organizations, takes endorsement positions on candidates and measures in local races, and
strategically targets and mobilizes for electoral campaign activities
throughout Los Angeles County.
In November 2007, LACDP will be strategically involved in over 120 local
races and will be heavily involved in building the Democratic Party’s
infrastructure in Los Angeles County, such as campaign mobilization and
get-out-the-vote operations, fundraising, special events, and voter outreach/registration.
The intern will be working closely with the LACDP Chairman and the LACDP
staff to assist in maintaining regular Party operations, plan special events,
and work as directed on special campaign related and Party-building activities
prior to the 2008 presidential election.
This internship is ideal for college students or recent graduates who are
interested in becoming involved in Democratic politics. The internship will be
based at the LACDP Headquarters in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles
(west of Downtown), but may require some travel to other parts of the County.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Level of involvement depends on the individual’s interest and time
availability. 15-20 hours per week is required.
Projects include, but not limited to:
· Administrative operations, such as filing and data entry
· Democratic Party meeting and special events planning
· Party services, such as mailings and phonebanking
· Volunteer/community outreach and coordination
· Voter registration and outreach
QUALIFICATIONS
The Intern will be expected to:
· Be committed to Democratic Party ideals and values
· Communicate clearly in writing and orally
· Have basic computer and office skills
· Handle multiple projects simultaneously
· Work both independently and as a member of a team
It is preferred, but not required, that the intern:
· Have prior political or campaign experience
· Be proficient in more than one language
CONTACT INFORMATION
Please send a resume and cover letter to Adam Seiden, Executive Director,
via fax or email:
Fax: (213) 382-1278
Email: adamseiden@lacdp.org
Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information at (213) 382-0063.

Internship, Humanities Council of Washington, DC

BRIEF HISTORY
The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. is 1 of the 56 affiliates
of The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It is a private,
nonprofit organization that funds and conducts humanities-based
cultural and educational programs for Washingtonians in every ward.
The HCWDC is not a Federal or a District agency. It is governed by a
23-member volunteer board, five of whom are appointed by the Mayor.

HCWDC is a diverse humanities organization that began in 1980 as a
grant making agency and has grown to become both a funder of
community projects and a provider of programs, ensuring that public
education in the humanities reach diverse audiences across wards,
neighborhoods, and cultures.

The work of the all departments of the Council is extremely time-
sensitive and demands high quality. As the Council has limited
resources, it is imperative each Intern practice effective time
management in the performance of their own duties. In addition,
Interns are expected to communicate their impending work deadlines at
the earliest possible occasion.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:
We have several different opportunities in the following areas:
Programming; Communications; Development; Advocacy; and Grant making.

All interns will be expected to support all staff at the council with
on-going projects. This may take the form of: light clerical work;
research; filing; aspects of event planning; and other general office
support. In addition, interns will be given specific projects related
to the needs divided during the fiscal year. Special projects may
include, targeted research, outreach projects, and film and video
production assistance.

The qualities we are most seeking: Excellent communication skills in
writing. Organization, attention to detail, flexibility,
dependability, and the ability to work in diverse environments with
general public. There may be a small stipend available.

This internship is designed to help students explore the field they
are interested in, and applying classroom skills into true life
scenarios. The Humanities Council is committed to preserving the
District of Columbia’s cultural legacy while transforming the
nation’s capital into a community. For over twenty years, our grants,
programs, publications, and media projects have successfully
fulfilled our mission.

Please view our website to see which projects we have pending.

Thanks,

HCWDC Staff

Application instructions:
We are taking applications for internships. If you are interested in
a Humanities Council internship send your resume, letter of interest,
and a brief writing sample to hcwdc@wdchumanities.org or contact us
by phone at (202) 387-8391 ext. 12.

Polling Internship (Fall)

Growing Democratic polling firm seeks energetic,
detail-oriented intern starting this fall. Come learn
the polling business from the ground up!
Duties will include number checking and proofreading,
national survey trend tracking, transcription,
research, and monitoring fielding surveys. Math and
logic skills, and experience with PowerPoint and Excel
are all strongly desired. Position provides a
laid-back environment, close work with the principal,
and ample opportunities to learn about quantitative
and qualitative research. Position begins in
September, details flexible and dependent on
individual selected. Send resumes WITH A COVER LETTER
to lmarsh@momentumdc.com. NO calls please.

Internship: SF, CA Staton Hughes

Staton & Hughes, a political strategy and communications firm in
San Francisco (in SOMA near Caltrain), is seeking an outstanding
intern for a small but busy office for the Fall of 2007 (starting
September).

The firm is dynamic and fast-paced with a wide range of clients,
including Democratic elected officials and candidates for office,
ballot measures, non-profit and civic organizations.

Responsibilities include: general office work, scheduling,
extensive internet research, database work, assistance with and
visits to local campaign events, etc.

Successful applicants will have a professional demeanor and
style, good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to
manage various projects at the same time, and familiarity with
Macs. An applicant should be a motivated self-starter and able
to work well without constant supervision. Volunteer/internship
experience on a campaign highly desirable and an interest in
public affairs, current events, and politics is required, as is
an excellent sense of humor. Modest stipend available and we can
work with your advisor to obtain course credit. A 16-20 hour
per week commitment is requested but flexible.

To apply immediately, please email or fax a 1-page resume and
cover letter/note to the address below. Please use the subject
“office intern” in the email:

Mircalla Wozniak
Staton & Hughes
185 Berry Street, Suite 1590
San Francisco, CA 94107
mirca…@statonhughes.com
Fax: (415) 495-5433

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Job Opportunity: Young Democrats of Nevada Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on August 22, 2007

YDA is hiring our 6th state Executive Director – this time in Nevada.

Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by Friday, September 7.

Position: Executive Director, Young Democrats of Nevada

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

The Young Democrats of Nevada is the official youth arm of the Nevada Democratic Party and has members between the ages of 14 and 36.

Job Description: The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Young Democrats of Nevada (YDNV) Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Young Democrats of Nevada and the Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The YDNV Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of programs on behalf of the Young Democrats of Nevada and the Young Democrats of America. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Manage the daily operations of the Young Democrats of Nevada.
* Organize Young Democrats chapters in communities across the state and work to strengthen existing chapters.
* Work with the YDNV Executive Board to develop and Implement the Young Democrats of Nevada Strategic Plan, specifically planning peer-to-peer campaign activities, chapter building activities, lobbying efforts and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations
* Create and fund yearly budget, ensuring that the budget is met through effective donor solicitation and marketing efforts.
* Plan & coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings, convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.
* Handle all scheduling, communication and appearance requests for YDNV and the YDNV President.
* Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Nevada Democratic Party, Young Democrats of America and other progressive groups to ensure high visibility and effective activism.
* Recruit and manage YDNV interns.

Salary and Benefits: $30,000 to $35,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for cell phone.

To Apply: Applicants should have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically-focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is preferred. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@yda.org by Friday, September 7.

Young Democrats of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YDA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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