Attend the Citizen Action 2023 Movement Politics Academy
WHAT IS THE MOVEMENT POLITICS ACADEMY?
Citizen Action’s Movement Politics Academy is a space dedicated to giving progressives the opportunity to learn how to run for office and run progressive campaigns, and achieve bold reforms needed to make Wisconsin a more just and equitable place for all. We’re a space that won’t talk about what “electable” and “qualified” means – we want to prepare you to be involved as you are, not compromise your values, and make the most out of your time.
Movement Politics is about bringing folks into this work who look like us and come from our communities. We’re working to replace the idea that politics is only for the wealthy and well connected few. It’s time to build a true multi-racial, cross-class movement – and we can’t do that without YOU. And don’t worry – you won’t be in this alone.
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN?
The academy will cover a wide range of both campaign and progressive movement topics, including messaging, volunteer and time management, as well as political education around movement values like healthcare and climate justice.
Applicants should read our platform and ask themselves how it compares to their own values. Full agreement is not required, but a willingness to learn and grow is a prerequisite.
We will have opportunities for individual community building for all participants, with specific cohorts geared towards marginalized identities that are often stereotyped and excluded in politics.
WHEN IS THE MOVEMENT POLITICS ACADEMY?
The Movement Politics Academy will run from Thursday, September 28, 2023 – Thursday, November 16th, 2023.
The classes run from 6-7pm
This is a virtual learning academy.
READY TO APPLY?
The application is open to everyone ready to seriously commit to an inclusive progressive community that advances bold progressive reforms.
Women, trans, and nonbinary folks of color, youth, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, the working class, Veterans regardless of discharge status, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Academy application consists of values alignment questions and a willing commitment to progressive organizing and learning. Applicants must be able to answer both why they are interested in and why they are the right fit for the Academy.
The application launches August 7th, and closes September 3rd.
Please reach out to Priscilla Rose Bort, Movement Politics Director, at [email protected], with any questions.