Blue Future is on a mission to build the next generation of progressive leaders through comprehensive professional training in organizing, advocacy, and campaigns. Blue Future is excited to launch the second annual Generation Run, a candidate training program with a focus on community organizing for the 2022 midterm elections.
The barriers preventing young people, especially those in marginalized groups, from running for office can seem insurmountable. While there are some resources available for people who are already ready to run, there are not many opportunities for young people who want to run but aren’t ready to launch their campaigns.
This training series will help level the playing field by providing young people, especially queer people, BIPOC communities, women, and people with disabilities with an understanding of what it takes to run for office, and resources for running when they are ready.
Generation Run is an 8-week long training program designed to teach young people the ins and outs of campaigning and what it takes to successfully win a seat in public office. Throughout the program you will learn how to organize and volunteer on your local campaign of choice. This program is for those who plan on running for office one day, but don’t quite know how yet. Each of the training will focus on a different aspect of campaigns or a different skill that you will need as a candidate.
Have you ever thought about running for office? Looking for ways to get involved at the local level? Or want to learn more about what organizing is all about?