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Path to Power candidate training set for April 14-15 in Yakima

UPDATE — The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 15, and the training is now offered at NO COST to participants.

Path-to-Power_frontYAKIMA (Feb. 17, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host PATH TO POWER: A Political Candidate Training Program. This training provides union members and local community activists with the tools and tips to run a successful political campaign and get elected in an effort to build power that will positively influence our communities.

This training is geared to persons interested to learn about how to run for political office and how to run a campaign. The training will cover fundraising, crafting an effective message, creating a campaign plan, building a campaign team, effective targeting, how to talk to voters, and more.

The PATH TO POWER Political Candidate Training will be Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Red Lion, 607 E Yakima Ave. in Yakima. The training is offered at NO COST, the training and the hotel rooms will be offered free of charge to successful applicants. A reference from a union or community leader is required. Space is limited, so email Teresa Mosqueda for an application, and submit your application by Tuesday, March 15.

This training is primarily designed for people who might consider running for office, either at the local city and county council level or for statewide office, and beyond! The staff delivering the training includes a great AFL-CIO team from the national partners, as well as local leaders. It is recognized that many labor supporters may not have an opportunity to join a union at their workplace, so the Path To Power program provides space for both union members and union supporters to run successful campaigns.

Check out the event flyerPath-to-Power-logo for more information. Please return your application by Friday, March 4.

Questions? Please email Teresa Mosqueda, WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director, or call her at 206-353-5276.

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