Women in Politics (WIP) is a three-day summer institute for young women from the Sacramento region. Participants get a first-hand look at the workings of state politics, focusing on issues affecting women and their communities.
Our presence in Sacramento and our lasting relationships with the players in state politics allow us to offer a unique experience to young women. We have access to a rich pool of supporters who lend their expertise to our programs – more than forty women, including liberals, moderates, and conservatives, volunteer their time to share information and perspectives. WIP provides an opportunity for young women to meet the people who represent them at the state capitol, and to witness first-hand the importance of women’s participation in the political process.
The Legacy Vote
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Are you a Sacramento youth interested in the institution of voting and community organizing?
The Legacy Vote (TLV) is a Sacramento based program that educates youth between the ages of 13-19 years old about the importance and process of voting. We'll dive into topics such as voting accessibility through a historical and present context, learn more about media literacy through a local, state, and national lens, and explore additional ways to get civically engaged in the community.
In order to increase voter turn out and informed voting, we must engage youth in elections early and in meaningful ways, so they’re able to make the connections between democratic participation and their ability to thrive in their communities. Through The Legacy Vote, we’ll be able to build community leaders who can help guide the next generation in the voting process to realize that their voice matters.
TLV is a 6-month program that offers powerful networking opportunities to interact with other students in the Sacramento region and beyond. Students meet influential speakers, engage in impactful conversations, and participate in hands-on activities to elevate their ability to navigate the voting process and become better informed on how to encourage others to get to the polls. Whether its preparing for the mid-terms or the general election, we want youth to lead the way for others to get engaged.
*The next TLV cohort will commence mid-year 2023.
Participants will be able to choose which Community Action Opportunity they want to engage in:
Increase voter pre-registration and registration in their community
Join the Sac Kids First Coalition to organize
Help facilitate/participate in a youth led town hall with community partners