Job Title: 2023 Political Action Fellow
Supervisor: Deputy Director
Hours: 10 weekly, with occasional weeknight and weekend availability
Location: Washington State. Hybrid in-person and remote.
Pro-Choice Washington is the only independent grassroots advocacy organization for reproductive freedom in Washington state. We believe every person deserves equitable access to affordable, unbiased, quality reproductive and abortion healthcare within their community. Our organization is powered by the voices of more than 32,000 supporters across the state who are speaking up for reproductive rights through advocacy, community engagement, and education. Pro-Choice Washington’s issue areas include ending discriminatory denials to reproductive healthcare, expanding abortion and contraception access for historically excluded communities, raising awareness and funding for equitable abortion and reproductive healthcare, and revitalizing the reproductive freedom movement to be more inclusive and reflective of community needs.
Pro-Choice Washington, a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, is the leading grassroots advocacy organization for reproductive freedom in Washington state. We believe every person deserves equitable access to affordable, unbiased, quality abortion and reproductive healthcare within their community.
Pro-Choice Washington’s advocacy work is complemented by the Pro-Choice Washington Foundation and the Pro-Choice Washington Political Action Committee. The Pro-Choice Washington Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and the research and education arm of our movement, focusing on grassroots capacity building, community and lawmaker issue education, policy change, and leadership development.
The Pro-Choice Washington Political Action Committee (PAC) helps elect reproductive rights and justice champions at all levels of state and local government. It directs financial and in-kind contributions to candidates endorsed by Pro-Choice Washington and who are aligned with our values and our communities’ needs.
Our organization is powered by the voices of more than 25,000 members across the state who are speaking up for reproductive rights through advocacy, community engagement, and education. You can learn more about our organization at prochoicewashington.org.
About Pro-Choice Washington Political Action Committee (PAC)
The Pro-Choice Washington Political Action Committee (PAC) helps elect reproductive rights and justice champions at all levels of state and local government. It directs financial contributions and field support in the form of door knocking, phone banking, and texting to candidates endorsed by Pro-Choice Washington and who are aligned with our values and our communities’ needs.
About the Program
This is a critical moment for abortion rights and access in the United States. The recent federal ruling on medication abortion coupled with the rise of abortion restrictions anti-LGBTQIA+ laws across the country have made it clear that the anti-abortion movement will stop at nothing to dismantle reproductive freedom for our communities. These rollbacks of fundamental rights to bodily autonomy underscore how important it is to elect unapologetic, intersectional champions for reproductive freedom who will protect, restore and expand access to abortion and gender affirming care in Washington. If you are ready to get involved with building political power to keep Washington an abortion sanctuary state, please apply for our 2023 Political Action Fellowship.
Pro-Choice Washington seeks a fellow to support our PAC’s candidate endorsement and voter activation work team this spring and summer. This program is designed for fellows to gain exposure to political organizing, electoral campaigns, volunteer management, and issue-based advocacy. The Political Action Fellow will participate in candidate endorsements and membership education around the 2023 municipal and county elections. They will support the PAC board, Deputy Director, and political and organizing team with organizing candidate interview, preparing the Pro-Choice Washington 2023 Voter Guide, and, supporting the organizing team with programming events to support our 2023 campaign priorities. Finally,
Fellows will conduct research and work on a collaborative project that aligns with the fellow’s interests and Pro-Choice Washington’s priorities.
Thoughtful Decision-Making: We believe in the things that are working and in approaching new challenges with creativity, open-mindedness, and intentionality.
Boundaries and Self-Care: We believe in identifying and facilitating actions, approaches, and individual boundaries that replenish our energy and excitement about this work.
Collective Success: We believe in the importance of systems-thinking and working toward non-competitive and collaborative community growth.
Safe Spaces and Shared Solutions: We believe in ensuring a safe working environment to express fears and frustrations, which allows us to atone for mistakes and to solve challenges as they arise. We believe in shared solutions and a forward momentum to our work.
‘Impacted Leadership’ and ‘Privileged Support’: As is well-articulated by adrienne maree brown, we believe in being led by folks most impacted by the issues we work on with support from those in positions of privilege.
Living Our Values: We believe in putting into action the values that we hold and espouse as an institution via organizational practices, policies, strategies, and partnerships.
Transparent Decision-making: We value transparency and insight into organizational processes and decisions, and collaborative decision-making whenever possible.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
- Preparation of materials for Pro-Choice Washington PAC candidate endorsement interviews.
- Outreach to political campaigns around Pro-Choice Washington’s endorsement process.
- Scheduling and administrative support for candidate endorsement process.
- Candidate research.
- Participation in Pro-Choice Washington’s community events.
- Engagement with Pro-Choice Washington activists via phone calls, emails, and virtual & in-person meetings.
- Issue research to support Pro-Choice Washington’s 2024 legislative priorities.
- Supporting and participating in campaign briefings and membership education events.
Qualified Candidates will have:
- Deep commitment to equity, racial, economic, gender, and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values.
- A passion for political organizing and a desire to learn about the movement for abortion and reproductive rights.
- An interest in state and local political processes.
- Comfort with outreach to strangers in-person and on the phone.
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong communication, writing, and computer skills.
- Flexibility, reliability, and a willingness to learn.
How To Apply
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is April 28th at 6pm PST. Please email a resume and cover letter to Sami Alloy (she/her) at email@example.com with the subject line: Pro-Choice Washington 2023 Political Action Fellowship
Pro-Choice Washington is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor. We also engage in anti-discriminatory hiring practices, folks who are women, queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, parents, have different abilities, and are immigrants are encouraged to apply.