Mikie Sherrill for Congress is Excited to Participate this year in Democracy Summer
To learn more and apply to be a 2021 Democracy Summer Fellow with Mikie Sherrill for Congress APPLY HERE
Applications are due by noon on Friday, April 30th
Mikie Sherrill for Congress will be an official 2021 Democracy Summer partner!
Developed by Maryland Congressman (and law professor) Jamie Raskin, Democracy Summer is an educational program dedicated to training the next generation of political activists, organizers, and leaders. In 2021, for the first time ever, Democracy Summer is expanding nationally in partnership with the DCCC and Democratic campaigns across America.
The theme of 2021 Democracy Summer will be “The Fight to Vote: Nonviolent Movements, Violent Reactions and the Continuing Struggle for Strong Democracy in America.”
Selected Fellows will participate in a virtual curriculum designed by Rep. Raskin focused on the history of social and political change in America, while simultaneously training as organizers and volunteer activists. Through this curriculum, Fellows will learn from great activist heroes, young and seasoned political leaders, Democratic policy experts, and top political and community organizers across the country. Democracy Summer Fellows in New Jersey Congressional District 11 will also work directly with Mikie Sherrill for Congress. Through this hands-on work, Fellows will receive an intensive practical training in the key skills of Democratic campaigning: electoral strategy, field organizing, canvassing, phone-banking, text banking, fundraising, policy development and campaign messaging, social media and digital strategy, rally and online organizing, event planning, scheduling, and campaign management.
To be a 2021 Democracy Summer Fellow with our campaign, please APPLY HERE by April 30th.
Admission decisions will be made by Wednesday, May 12th.
Fellows will be provided a stipend of $500.
The program is for upper high school and college students, will be predominantly virtual, and take place primarily from June 21 to July 31.
For more information, contact Laurie Ewing at [email protected]