WON (Women in Office Now), a new project of Fix Democracy First Education Fund, is a statewide program that will consist of several training modules to help enable women to successfully run for office in Washington state. The training sessions will include live events, which will be recorded and archived for viewing on demand by women who are considering or planning to run for office. The program will feature special guests, including current and former legislators and experts in the topics of discussion, as well as providing resources on a variety of campaign topics.
WON, in collaboration with other organizations, will also work to help build a statewide leadership support network to help women as they run for office to ensure success, as well as long-term sustainability to recruit, train and support women in office.
The WON program will also focus on outreach to recruit potential candidates from our ongoing community interactions and relationships with various coalitions and organizations throughout the state. Emphasis will be on recruiting women from historically underrepresented communities, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ+, younger, and lower income women. If you know someone who might be interested, please let them know about the program.
Currently all WON training modules will be virtual events via Zoom. As a statewide program, virtual events will enable greater outreach throughout Washington state. As the program develops, modules may be added or expanded based on feedback and requests from participants.
Women can pick and choose which modules they want to take based on their individual needs. There may be some overlap in the sessions to go deeper into topics covered.
All training modules will be approximately 90 minutes in length, allowing time for questions and interaction with presenters and guest speakers.
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