This month our leader, Karundi Williams, is taking a much needed pause to replenish her spirit and energy. In this work, August is often the month of anticipation as we prepare for the busiest season of our work. At re:power we’re gearing up to support organizations through GOTV season with new webinars and resources; train new elected officials through the Progressive Governance Academy in November and December of this year; and to provide healing spaces for folks as we all make our way through yet another election season. Keep an eye out for all of these exciting events in the coming weeks!
So, just like Karundi, we hope all of you are taking a minute to catch your breath this month. Because September is right around the corner and we’ve got work to do!
This Fall, the Progressive Governance Academy is coming to a community near you! Workshops for local and state elected officials will be happening in Michigan, Georgia, Oregon, California, DC, and also virtually.
The PGA aims to to provide resources and knowledge to elected officials to ensure that they can work effectively in deep collaboration with their communities to make real change. And, to that end we’re in partnership with some amazing organizations, like Oregon Futures Lab, the League of Conservation Voters, New American Leaders, and others to curate these events and make them successful. Please reach out if you want to explore a PGA partnership or want to attend an event!
On Monday, August 22nd we held a Movement Briefing where we shared the results from our 2022 Organizer Survey. If you weren’t able to join us, head over to our new website to read our blog post on the results. You can also download the full Executive Summary here.
Building State Power in These Times: Strategies to Defend and Expand Our Rights
On Wednesday, August 24th we held the third offering in our Post-Roe webinar series. This session focused on building state power in these times and we were joined by two incredible state organizers, Shanay Watson-Whittaker from Michigan Voices and Prentiss Haney from the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. Click the button to watch the recording and check out some resources in the re:commendations section below!
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