The GenVote National Just Democracy for All (JDA) Organizing Fellows program is a paid opportunity for 10 working-class fellows, ages 16-30, to develop as leaders in the GenVote network with 1-1 coaching, training to spark new GenVote Teams and Hubs, and inspire hundreds of young people to fight for our right to vote and a just democracy for all.apply now
We are organizing young poor and working class organizers, ages 16-30, to fight for a just democracy for all. Ideal candidates are based in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York. It is not required to reside in those states or to be affiliated with an educational institution to apply. No previous political or organizing experience is required, either!
The JDA Organizing Fellows program will run for 12 weeks through September to early December of 2023.
The GenVote JDA Organizing Fellows program is a unique opportunity to join a national youth-led cohort dedicated to addressing our country’s democratic crises and reimagining a just democracy for all. In the face of a gridlocked Congress and continued attacks on our democracy at the state level, we are equipping GenVoters with the tools that they need to talk to anyone and everyone about our generation’s democratic crisis at the local level and develop youth-led campaigns to fight for a just democracy for all.
Through Genvote’s robust training modules and coaching models, JDA Fellows will receive support from experienced organizers to develop their leadership skills, strategize electoral justice campaigns, and recruit young people of all ages to launch local Hubs/Teams that will create an active base of advocates fighting for a just democracy for all in their communities. Most importantly, Organizing Fellows will become electoral justice champions in our movement and will be in a unique community of other badass young people, forging friendships that can last beyond the fellowship.
Yes! All JDA Organizing fellows will be expected to commit 12 hours a week and will be supported with a $2,000 stipend. This time will be made up of regular community cohort calls, GenVote skill-based trainings and workshops, and local organizing activities with GenVote Team and Hub members.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on August 30, 2023. Please email Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.