The following is shared from an email from Steny Hoyer's campaign, Hoyer for Congress. It is shared for your information. Please let all interested college students know of this opportunity.
I am proud to announce that my campaign will be participating as a partner in the 2021 National Democracy Summer School! Developed by fellow Marylander and Congressman Jamie Raskin, this program is dedicated to training the next generation of political activists, organizers, and leaders. In 2021, for the first time ever, Democracy Summer is expanding nationally in partnership with the DCCC and campaigns like ours.
As a part of this initiative, I am offering dedicated college students the opportunity to join my campaign as Hoyer For Congress Fellows. Those interested can apply HERE. Selected Fellows will participate in an exciting online seminar designed by Rep. Raskin focused on the history of social and political change in America and the progress of political democracy, while simultaneously training as organizers and volunteer activists with my reelection campaign here in Maryland’s Fifth District. Hoyer For Congress will pay Fellows a $1000 stipend.
The theme of this year's academic seminar is “The Fight to Vote: Nonviolent Movements, Violent Reactions and the Continuing Struggle for Strong Democracy in America.”
Through the academic program, Fellows will learn from great activist heroes, both young and veteran political leaders, Democratic policy experts and top political and community organizers across the country. Past Democracy Summer speakers have included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Civil Rights leaders Bob Moses and Rev. William J. Barber II, Prof. Laurence Tribe, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dozens of other luminaries of change and progress.
When working with my campaign, Fellows will participate in key organizing events and learn to phone-bank, text-bank, use social media to organize and educate, canvass, door-knock (when approved by public health authorities), sign-wave, register voters, run effective field programs, and build change in our country!
Additional information and the application for the Fellowship can be found HERE. The deadline to apply is May 28th. If you know a student who may be interested in this program, please forward them this email-- this is an opportunity they won’t want to miss!
We are in the struggle of our political lives to defend democracy and voting rights. Join us!
Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call my campaign office at (301) 464-5710. I also encourage you to connect with me on Twitter by following @StenyHoyer and on Facebook by liking my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/hoyerforcongress.
With kindest regards, I am,
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Good luck to all who apply!