50 by 2050 April Events

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April showers brings…warm weather and activism! We’ve compiled a list of awesome events hosted by our 50 by 2050 partners. Internship opportunities too! Learn how to start your own campaign or help other women running for office. You can even network with political professionals. Just imagine interning for a female member of Congress! Get ready for 50 by 2050 and let’s achieve 50% of women in Congress by 2050!

April showers bring…warm weather and activism. We’ve compiled a list of awesome events hosted by our 50by2050 partners. Internship opportunities too! Learn how to start your own campaign or help other women running for office. Imagine interning for a female member of Congress.

YOU can help achieve 50by2050 and make congress 50% women by 2050!

Check out our April calendar for pretty cool ways to jumpstart your career in politics and activism.

April Events

March 31: EMILY’S LIST: Ignite Change Reception

  • Boston, MA
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Blue Haven Initiative, LLC
  • Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock and Senator Maggie Hassan

April 1: IGNITE: Girls Rock! Arts, Culture and Politics

  • Dallas, TX
  • Join IGNITE in support of our second annual Girls Rock! Arts, Culture and Politics event, where professional women can connect with politically ambitious young women and mentor them to become the next generation of leaders.

April 1: RUNNING START: Elect Her – Florida, Massachusetts, Georgia

  • University of Miami RSVP here.
  • Smith College RSVP: [email protected]
  • Spelman College RSVP: [email protected]
  • Elect Her is a daylong training program that trains college women to run for student government on their college or university campuses.

April 1: HRC: Volunteer at the 2016 HRC Houston Gala

  • Houston, TX

April 4: EMERGE AMERICA: Emerge Washington State Info Session

  • Seattle, WA
  • 6–7:30 p.m. at 2931 1st Ave S

April 7: EMERGE AMERICA: Emerge Info Session

  • Columbia, SC
  • 5–7 p.m.

April 20: EMERGE AMERICA: Second Annual Building a Bench Breakfast

  • Trenton, NJ
  • 8 a.m. at New Jersey Education Association Office
  • Participants/Speakers: U.S. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Deb Howlett
  • Panel discussion and honoree ceremony
  • RSVP deadline: April 18

April 20: HRC: Fairway to Equality Dallas Kickoff

  • Dallas, TX

April 21: IGNITE: New York Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference

  • Baruch College, NY

April 22: RUNNING START: Elect Her – Rhode Island

  • Brown University, Providence, RI
  • RSVP: [email protected]
  • Elect Her is a daylong training program that trains college women to run for student government on their college or university campuses.

April 22: EMERGE AMERICA: The Future is Feminist: Get Ready One Day Training

  • Denver, CO
  • 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at DU
  • Panel and training sessions

April 22: EMERGE AMERICA: Annual Celebration of Women in Politics

  • Burlington, VT
  • 5:30–8 p.m. at UVM Alumni House
  • Speakers/guests include VT House Speaker Mitzi Johnson

April 22: EMERGE AMERICA: Emerge Louisiana Info Session

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • 11 a.m–12 p.m. at the Louisiana Association of Justice Headquarters

April 22: HRC: Volunteer at the Atlanta Gala

  • Atlanta, GA

April 23: VICTORY FUND: Houston Champagne Brunch

  • Houston, TX
  • Featuring Gov. Kate Brown and Congressmen Sean Patrick Maloney
  • The Victory Fund Champagne Brunch in Houston brings together over 500 prominent members of the Texas LGBT community, business leaders, elected and endorsed officials and Victory supporters from across the region. Join us in supporting Victory Fund’s efforts to recruit, train and elect openly LGBT leaders at all levels of government.

April 29: IGNITE: Los Angeles Young Women’s Political Leadership Summit

  • Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Calling all politically active high school and college aged women who want to create change in their community! The Young Women’s Political Leadership Summit will inspire and motivate you to take the next step in your path to political leadership. Meet with local elected officials, learn from policy experts, hear from dynamic speakers, and build your network.
  • Speakers include Nury Martinez from Los Angeles City Council and Julie Chavez Rodriguez, State Director for Kamala Harris

April 29: HRC: North Carolina Triangle Brunch

  • Durham, NC

Apply Now

IGNITE: Join or Start Your Own Campus Chapter

RUNNING START:

EMILY’S LIST:

  • Run to Win: Training to run for office: Apply here

EMERGE AMERICA: Training to Run for Office

HIGHER HEIGHTS: Host a Salon & Engage Community

SHE SHOULD RUN: Nominate Yourself to Run for Office

Keep on Your Radar

The Victory Institute’s Victory Congressional Internship 2018: Each summer, the Victory Congressional Internship brings outstanding LGBT college students to Washington, D.C. for an intensive leadership program. Apply here

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