Our first year has gone by so fast, and we are grateful to have engaged so many wonderful young leaders in progressive politics. We raised thousands of dollars, but also recognized the significant political power of young people outside of donations and started a volunteer committee late in the year. Volunteers put in nearly 200 hours in this short period of time, and about 1/3 of them had never volunteered. We are very excited about this growing this for our endorsed candidates in 2018 – let us know if you’re interested in helping out.
We kicked off 2018 with our first YLC strategic planning retreat to jump start our work for this important election year, identifying key goals for diversity and membership increases. Along with our parent organization, Power Together TN, and Emerge America, we brought together women from all around the state for Women’s March 2.0 in late January. Sarah McCall, Expansion Director for WTF, led conference classes on using political power and running for office, and she inspired both us and everyone else in the room.
We are planning a birthday party and hope you’ll join us on March 22 to celebrate! Speakers to be announced.