by Ethan Nuss, Tar Sands Blockade
Energy Action Coalition and its partners are hosting a training this fall to prepare young leaders to launch and lead our Power Vote 2010 campaign. Together we'll gain the skills and know how to organize around the elections and our local issues. The hundreds of people who attend the training will go back to their communities to run local campaigns that together will demonstrate that young people demand clean and just energy, and are getting to work in their communities to build power, support and progress for it.
POWER VOTE TRAINING
From August 4th - 7th we'll come together in Chicago where the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and other partners are working to transition their communities away from dirty energy by replacing two old and dirty coal plants with clean energy and green jobs. We'll spend the first couple of days learning critical leadership and campaigning skills, and then we'll put them to use organizing a community festival and coal plant action to launch our campaign. We'll all leave Chicago trained and ready to take the action back to our own communities and campuses!
WHAT: A week of training for hundreds of grassroots leaders to get prepped and launch our fall campaign.
WHO: Grassroots leaders, Energy Action Coalition partners, and the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.
WHEN: August 4th - 7th.
WHERE: Chicago, exact site to be announced soon.
HOW: Applications accepted on a rolling basis - apply today
Sound like something you want to be a part of? Ready to gain key skills to lead the campaign this fall in your community? Then apply now!