The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, tens of thousands of women will participate in a mass protest against the new president, who has a terrifying track record of sexism. In case you needed more incentive to make the trek to D.C., the Women’s March on Washington will also provide training for women who want to run for office.
In the month following Trump’s shocking victory, over 4,500 women signed up to run for office — a sign that women are undeterred by Clinton’s loss and are more fired up than ever to be represented in every level of politics.
For those who need tips and advice about how to launch a campaign, EMILY’s List, an official sponsor of the January 21 Women’s March On Washington, will hold a training session for approximately 500 women who are interested in getting into politics.
The session will include crucial training for women focusing on how to run successful campaigns for all levels of government, and how to build a network of supporters, donors, and national partner groups in order to elevate their chances of being elected.
Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, saw the protest as the perfect opportunity to continue the momentum and recruit future women leaders.
“Women are watching the Trump presidency and Congress, and we’re going to be ready from day one to stand up against the GOP’s dangerous agenda,” Schriock said. “That starts with marching and continues with recruiting and electing more Democratic women to offices across the country.”
The training session will be held on January 22nd, the day after the historic Women’s March on Washington, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis — so if you’re serious about running for office and you’ll be in D.C. for the protest, be sure to sign up on the EMILY’s List website sooner rather than later.
One person who undoubtedly will be thrilled about this effort is Hillary Clinton herself, who used her concession speech to urge young women to continue fighting the good fight.
The best way to honor Clinton and stand up to Trump is through action — and this training session is an amazing opportunity for the next generation of women leaders.