The EMILY’s List Ignite Change Fellowship is a nine-week virtual initiative to train deeply engaged community leaders and advocates on developing their political skills and confidence in potentially running for office.
EMILY’s List’s mission is to support the election of Democratic pro-choice women. The fellowship is designed to develop the next generation of Democratic pro-choice candidates by facilitating the leadership of applicants from historically underserved communities, including, by way of example, women of color, LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people, women from rural communities, and women with disabilities. Applicants should additionally exhibit the following attributes:
- Experience serving as an organizational leader or advocate in their community
- An eagerness to potentially run for office in the future
- No prior or current history of being a candidate or running for office
The fellowship will cover a variety of topics for potential candidates, including:
- Understanding the nuts and bolts of politics
- Developing your personal story and messaging
- Fundraising best practices
If you are a community leader, organizer, or advocate who holds Democratic pro-choice values, this program is for you! Past fellows have described their takeaways as: “This fellowship took me from “Yes, I plan to run?” to “Yes, I plan to run.” AND 96% of past fellowship graduates said the fellowship helped or strengthened their decision on whether or not to run for office. We’re excited to help you on your journey!
The fellowship is at no cost to accepted applicants.
Applications for the fellowship are due March 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET.