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Nearly five years ago, I came to People For the American Way Foundation with the goal of building a nationwide program to support young progressive leaders — to identify and prepare them for lifetimes of leadership in the movement — as campus activists, community organizers, business leaders, philanthropists, nonprofit directors, campaign directors and elected officials.
Ever wanted to work in the progressive movement?
Do you like meeting important people, making a difference or changing the future?
Does New York City seem like a good place to live?
Then Wowee, I have the opportunity for you! That's because Young People For, a project of People for the American Way Foundation, is hiring for not 1, not 2, not even 3 but 4 positions. Plus, we're also hiring summer interns! WOW.
People For the American Way Foundation conducts research, legal, and
education work on behalf of First Amendment freedoms and democratic
values; monitors, exposes, and challenges the Religious Right movement
and its political allies; identifies, trains, and supports the next
generation of progressive leaders through its Young People For youth
leadership programs and its Young Elected Officials Network; and
carries out nonpartisan voter education, registration, civic
participation, and election protection activities.
I hope that everyone who came to TBA reached their homes safe and sound. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect from TBA when I arrived in my hometown on Sunday. Let's be real for a second: Here you have a person who's 2 years removed from completing his fellowship, almost a year of being a former undergraduate, with a full time professional position. I knew only one of the other interns who were selected, and that's because I helped to recruit him for the 2007 fellowship (Milan Carter, and he wasn't in attendance at TBA). So yes, I had major apprehension about what I was going to get out this conference and out of this experience.
Hey Fellows and Friends,
Just writing to introduce myself. My name is Dan Klein, I'm from Michigan and I'm the new Communications Intern here at YP4. I'm going to be blogging often, and I'm excited to get to know everyone in our little corner of the future.
Yesterday, physics nerd/Democrat Bill Foster beat cheese king/Republican Jim Oberweis by 5% for a special election in IL-14. That, incase you didn't know, was Dennis Hastert's district for two decades. Our glorious president won it with 55% in 2004. The NRCC spent 1.3 MILLION dollars on the race (a quarter of all their money). Now it's blue on the map.