WSLC’s Path to Power candidate training will be March 29-31

Register now for Path to Power training via Zoom; space is limited


(Feb. 9, 2021) — 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 29-31 via Zoom video conferencing. 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 on March 29-31 via Zoom video conferencing. The training is offered at NO COST. A reference from a union or community leader is required. Space is limited, so fill out and return the application right away!

Questions? Please email Cherika Carter.

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