Interested In Running for Office? EMILY’s List’s Ignite Change Fellowship for Female Leaders

AFSCME is partnering with EMILY's List on a nine-week training led by AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride to help members develop their political skills, leadership, and confidence in potentially running for office.

The fellowship will launch October 8, 2022, 12:00 noon, EST and will be capped at 30 participants. Participants should expect 2-3 hours of work per week, either in session or doing homework and other projects. 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

The training continues AFSCME's strong tradition of political engagement with numerous members who have won elected office with the support of our union over the years.