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Welcome to the 2018 Woke Vote Organizing Fellowship.

We are building a movement for equity and justice.  All across the country, our fellows will be soldiers in the army to fight mass incarceration, voter suppression and urban gun violence.  This fellowship program will last 8 weeks, covering June 1st - August 3rd.

 

After successful completion, fellows will be encouraged to continue  the Woke Vote movement across their respective cities and states. The goal of this fellowship is to train and empower people to enact change in their communities through effective outreach and partnerships.  We won't change the world in one day; but everyday we can make change.

 

 


Locations:

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Woke Vote will be strategically expanding across 8 states with the ultimate goal of statewide impact in the upcoming midterm elections.   These 8 states will lay the framework for an army of fellows to continue mobilizing their communities in efforts to elect accountable politicians and move social agendas.

 

  1. Alabama

  2. Florida

  3. Georgia

  4. Indiana

  5. Maryland

  6. Mississippi

  7. North Carolina

  8. Tennessee 

 

AREAS OF FOCUS:

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Woke Vote fellows will be trained across all 8 target areas during the first 4 weeks of the fellowship.  During the second 4 weeks, fellows will be able to further specialize in a specific target area of their choice. Organizers, clinicians, artists and activists will take part in our curriculum enhancing the dopeness of our program!

 

  1. Social Media/Digital Organizing

  2. Faith Outreach

  3. Millennial / Campus Outreach

  4. Data / Research

  5. Campaign Operations

  6. Turnout Models / GOTV Strategy

  7. Fundraising

  8. Partnerships/Allied Strategy


Program Requirements:

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  1.  Woke Vote fellows will be asked to dedicate 10 - 15 hours to the fellowship weekly.
  2. Woke Vote fellows will participate in weekly training webinars.
  3. Woke Vote fellows will organize  two community projects focused on voter recruitment and engagement.

  4. Woke Vote fellows will host or participate in candidate forums/town hall events.

  5. Woke Vote fellows will participate in a hands on justice project in FL.

  6. Woke Vote fellows will complete assigned reading of 1 or more books regarding the movement.



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Hands on Project:  

   While fellows will have to travel within their state to foster partnerships alongside other organizations, it is very unlikely that traveling outside of a state will be necessary.  There will, however, be a Weekend of Action to take place in Florida.  While in Florida, fellows will partner with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to develop and implement a project and corresponding presentation.      



While fellows will have to travel within their state to foster partnerships alongside other organizations, it is very unlikely that traveling outside of a state will be necessary.  There will, however, be a Weekend of Action to take place in Florida.  While in Florida, fellows will partner with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to develop and implement a project and corresponding presentation.

 

 

Compensation:

Fellows will be paid a stipend for the 8-week program.  Travel/lodging to and from Florida during the Weekend of Action will also be covered by Woke Vote.


YOU'RE THE PERFECT CANDIDATE IF:

  • You have a passion to serve your community.

  • You want to learn more about campaigns and civic engagement.

  • You want to organize your college, organization, family or block.

  • You are tired of other people coming into your community and want to build with your own folks.

  • You love social media and want to use it as an organizing tool.

  • You can’t deal with the current President.

  • You are retired but still got a lot of fight left.

  • You want to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

  • You only have so much time in the day but want to get involved.

  • You can’t figure out how to get started building and organizing your community.

  • You need a fresh start or new ideas as it relates to organizing and building across this country.


    HOW TO APPLY:

    Beginning Monday, April 16th the application link will be LIVE. The application period will last from Monday, April 16th - Monday, May 11th at 5:00pm, strictly. Any applications received after that time will not be considered. Please also note: at this time we are only offering fellowships in selected states.For questions: please email us at wokevote@gmail.com.