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Apply for the Women's Policy Institute-State Class of 2019

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Are you an advocate or activist in the areas of criminal, economic, reproductive, trauma or health justice? Are you looking to get more experience with advocating for policies that create systemic change at the state level? Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 cohort of the Women's Policy Institute-State Fellowship! WPI-State is open to cisgender and transgender women, non-binary and genderqueer people and transgender men. 

Over the course of one year, we'll train you to advance policy change in our state capital on behalf of your community. We'll show you how the policy process works—how to conduct research, develop messaging, mobilize supporters, build relationships with legislators, staffers and allies, and create and advocate for bills. 

This past year, WPI fellows have worked hard on a range of critical issues to advance gender, racial and economic justice. From advocating for abortion care access on college campuses to the elimination of sentence enhancements for prior convictions, WPI fellows are learning how to build just, equitable laws and fix policies that have harmed their communities. By applying to join the Class of 2019, you’re developing your capacity and that of your organization to employ policy advocacy as a strategy for systemic change and benefit from our network of fellows, alumni, trainers and social justice coalitions. 

We encourage you to check out our FAQs page and email us with any questions or concerns or to discuss your application.