M4BL Electoral Justice League Fellowship
The Movement for Black Lives invites you to apply for the Electoral Justice League, a year-long Fellowship to train and resource 10 Black organizers from 10 organizations to serve as political operatives for building black political power in 2020 and beyond. 2020 is a time we, as a movement, show our collective strength and fight back against attacks on our community. The Electoral Justice League will enhance the capacity of Black-led grassroots organizations to expand and mobilize the Black electorate, invest in Black communities, demand an end to the war on Black people, challenge existing harmful electoral structures and reimagine a democracy that is transparent, participatory and community-led.
Application deadline is August 26th, 2019.
Questions? We got you. Request our FAQ on the Electoral Justice League by emailing [email protected]
Why do we need it?
We must take a multifaceted approach to securing our freedom – a radical freedom for safe communities, economic security, freedom to earn a livelihood, freedom to live a healthy life, freedom from exploitation and violence, and a freedom to develop a true democracy. We believe that our power is too great, our voices too necessary, our lives too valuable to leave out even one tool in our struggle for freedom.
Who is it for?
The Electoral Justice League Fellowship is for “experienced organizers* housed within an organization and are committed to creating new political and institutional power that respects the dignity, morality and humanity of all beings. Fellows may organize communities towards greater political power by leading an issue-based campaign, managing a campaign to elect a progressive candidate, or pushing for progressive policies to be passed.
*Experienced Organizers are defined as individuals who have at least two years of organizing leadership experience either in community initiatives, advocacy/issue based campaigns or candidate campaigns.*
What will fellows receive?
Using an anti-Black racism and queer feminist lens, Fellows will receive campaign strategy & data development training, campaign management training, and fundraising training by leading Black political operatives in the United States. Fellows will also have access to additional resources, legislative and policy development guidance and technical assistance to achieve their campaign goals.
We believe in supporting, amplifying and enhancing the work of existing Black-led organizations. As a result, to participate in this fellowship, applicants must be connected to and work-within an organization committed to building black political power.
How long is the Fellowship?
The Fellowship runs from December 2019 to December 2020, with a stipend and an opportunity for additional funding of campaigns/work that Fellows are leading within their organizations.
Ready to Apply?
- Complete the short Application Form,
- Email your Resume and a Short Video (no longer than 3 minutes), describing yourself and your work, as well as share your thoughts on the below questions.
- How central is Black political power and liberation to you? Has this shifted over the last 5 years?
- What do you hope to achieve through your participation in this fellowship?
Please send your Resume & Short Video in one email to [email protected], with Subject Line: “Your Name – EJL 2019”. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Additional inquiries should be made to [email protected].