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DNC Youth Council Delegate Selection Trainings

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 23, 2008

One of the goals of the DNC’s Youth Council is to increase the number of young delegates (those under 36) to the Democratic National Convention. To do this, we are setting up short conference call trainings in each state for young people to learn about the process and deadlines. We are happy to announce our next set of calls. All young people interested in becoming a delegate to the National Convention are invited and encouraged to participate in the calls.
The upcoming calls are:
Texas – Monday, April 28 at 7pm EST
Phone: 605-475-6300
Code: 85383
Virginia – Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817
Kansas, Mississippi, and Ohio – Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817
Washington – Thursday, May 1 at 2pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817
Maine – Monday, May 5 at 5pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817
Nevada – Monday, May 5 at 6pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817
Oregon – Tuesday, May 6 at 8pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817

Please feel free to share this information with as many individuals as you can. The only way we can be successful in getting young people as delegates to the National Convention is if we help them to know the process.

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SFBO: Obama Fellowships

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 28, 2008

Dear Students for Barack Obama Members,

In the coming week, the Obama for America Campaign is launching a program called Obama Organizing Fellows.

This summer we are looking for students or recent graduates who want to be a part of a new generation of leadership that believes, like Senator Obama, that real change comes from the ground up.Fellows will be trained on the basics of organizing & campaign fundamentals and then placed in a community to carryout grassroots activities. Program participation will start on June 5 through the end of the summer. Fellows will be asked to commit to a minimum of 30 hours per week.

We are going to be releasing the formal application in a matter of days, but I wanted to let you know about it early so that you can start spreading word to your friends

In the meantime, you can sign up and encourage others to sign up at my.barackobama.com/obamafellows to make sure you are among first to receive applications.

Thanks again for all you are doing to elect Barack Obama.

Tobin Van Ostern
National Deputy Director
Students for Barack Obama

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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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DNC Youth Council Delegate Selection Trainings

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on March 26, 2008

One of the goals of the DNC’s Youth Council is to increase the number of young delegates (those under 36) to the Democratic National Convention. Last week, we held our first conference call training on the process to be a delegate from New Mexico. The training was extremely successful and we are eager to get underway with our next round of calls.

Below one will find a listing of some of our upcoming calls. Please spread the word to as many people as possible about these. On each call we will be joined by a member of that respective state’s party to go over the process to be a Congressional District, PLEO, or At-Large delegate to the Democratic National Convention. In addition to the specific training, we will be sure to provide information on how to get more involved with the State Party and other youth organizations. (If you or your organization have specific information you would like to have mentioned, please email me and let me know as soon as possible.)

The upcoming calls are:

Georgia – March 31st at 5pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 678-893-3989
Utah – April 1st at 6pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817
Wisconsin – April 2nd at 7pm EST
Phone: 866-810-8093
Code: 822-976-6817

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Monster Diversity Leadership Program

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on July 27, 2007

Click here for more information.

This training comes recommended by the people over at Young People For.

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The Progressive Movement: Social Sector Issues 101

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on July 26, 2007

Young People For

Overview

The progressive movement has long addressed issues that speak to a diverse set of cultural constituencies, interests and socio-economic classes. It has not, however, always been the case that work around specific issues has benefited the broader progressive movement on the whole. This course will address a few of those core cultural and civil rights issues that have put progressive activists at odds with each other at times and close allies at others.

This course will address these key questions:

  • What are progressives doing to organize around the issues of women’s rights, disability rights, economic justice, environmental justice, and LGBTQQI rights locally and nationally?
  • Who are your allies if you’re already involved in organizing around a particular issue?
  • If you want to get involved–what can you do for these issues that you care about?
  • How do the issues you care about intersect with the values and vision of other movements?

Course Platform

The Progressive Academy Online is a web-based learning discussion that uses the Moodle platform for curriculum posts and online discussion forums. Participants must have regular access to a computer.

Although participants will not have to “show up” for a lecture, the course instructor will ask for regular and timely responses to discussion questions based on readings and assignments, and that participants engage with the weekly guest speaker by posting questions weekly that guest speakers will respond to. All information and readings related to the course will be available online free of charge.

Time Commitment

The course will require at least 2-4 hours per week, depending on the length of the readings and the amount of discussion throughout the week. As with any educational opportunity, the more time participants can devote to the course, the more reward they will get out of it.

We recognize that some weeks are busier for participants than others. For this reason, we require that each participant commit to posting to the discussion board at least twice per week, but strongly encourage them to post more. The course will be driven by online discussion, and participants should expect to engage in the Progressive Academy Online website at least three days a week.

How to Enroll

To sign up for the course, e-mail cross@pfaw.org.

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