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June 2, 2021
EMILYs List Conducts Regional Run to Win Virtual Bootcamps
EMILYs List trains Democratic pro-choice women to run for office across the country.
Starting this summer and continuing through the end of the year, EMILYs List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, will host a series of regional virtual Run to Win Bootcamps. These half-day bootcamps will go over the nuts and bolts of running and winning a campaign: the questions to ask before running, the things to think about when planning to run, and the steps to take to get started. Applications for the first two bootcamps, focusing on the northeast and southwest United States, are open now.
“EMILYs List knows that you don’t need years of political experience to run for office and make an impact,” says Johanna Silva Waki, vice president of training and community engagement.
“As we help elect Democratic pro-choice women to office, we have the opportunity to work with thousands of candidates from the ground up. These women have lived experiences and diverse backgrounds that reflect their communities and their communities’ needs. EMILYs List is proud to help these candidates create a government that reflects the society it represents.”
WHO: Democratic pro-choice women who want to make a difference and are thinking about running for office
WHAT: A series of half-day trainings for Democratic pro-choice women to learn what it takes to run for office
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time – Northeast: June 12, 2021; Southwest: June 26, 2021; Midwest: July 24, 2021; Mid-Atlantic: August 14, 2021; South: August 28, 2021; West: December 4, 2021
WHERE: Applications for the Northeast training are open now here and the Southwest training application can be found here. When the other applications open, they can be found here.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.