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POSTPONED — Program  will be rescheduled for September


UPDATE (Mar. 12, 2020) — The Path to Power candidate training has been POSTPONED, and will be rescheduled for some time in September.

UPDATE (Mar. 6, 2020) — The WSLC still intends to conduct this Path to Power training amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but may now do so via a series of webinars. Please continue to apply to participate and stay tuned for updates.

TACOMA (Feb. 24, 2020) — Are you a union member thinking about running for the city council, school board, or some other elected public office?

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is once again partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host Path to Power: A Political Candidate Training Program on March 25-27, this year in Tacoma (exact location TBA). 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. (Download and share the event flier.)

Since 2017, the WSLC has identified and trained dozens of union members and community partners to run for office through the Path to Power candidate training program. Many of them were successfully elected.

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

Apply now for the Path to Power training set for Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a Tacoma location TBA. The training is offered at NO COST and hotel rooms will be offered free of charge to successful applicants who are not from the area. A reference from a union or community leader is required. Space is limited, so fill out and return the application right away! The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 18.

Questions? Please email Cherika Carter or call the WSLC office at 206-281-8901.

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