Posted: October 5, 2021 at 9:51 am MDT|Update: 12 hours ago
ATLANTA, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, the Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) and nine other candidate recruiting organizations partnered with Snapchat to provide a native-to-mobile tool to help young people run for office.
WPLN is excited to partner with Snapchat to empower the next generation of young leaders on their political journeys.
Despite historic levels of youth civic engagement in recent elections, Gen-Zs and Millennials remain under-represented in local, state, and federal governments. Given the 90% reach of Snapchat among 13-24 year olds in United States, WPLN is honored to partner with Snapchat as the inaugural partner of its in-app Run for Office program to help more young people seek public office and appointments with resources and online training programs to help normalize the conversation around office running among this next generation.
“I am delighted that WPLN is partnering with Snapchat to empower the next generation of young leaders in their political journeys through their in-app Run for Office program,” said Larissa Martinez, Co-Founder and Chair of the Women’s Public Leadership Network, “Our organization is founded on the belief that all voices deserve to be represented at decision-making tables, and ensuring that more Millennials and Gen-Zs can be influential is an essential part of it. “
Through the new in-app program called Run For Office, Snapchat provides a simple tool for young people and their closest friends to explore more than 75,000 state and local running opportunities – from water commissioner and school board to city council and state representative. Once a Snapchatter identifies a certain elected position they wish to run for, they are encouraged to connect to the Women’s Public Leadership Network to help them get started with the first steps needed to launch a campaign, providing training to candidates. and support them throughout this experience.
“We hope the launch of the mini ‘Run for Office’ will change the idea of who can be in office – that no matter who you are, where you are from, that you can make a difference in your local community within you. running for election based on the issues that matter most to them, ”said Sofia Brut, responsible for political partnerships and social impact. “As a platform where young people come to chat with their closest friends, Snapchat has an important role to play in normalizing the conversation around running for elected office. We see this as a long-term investment. term in the next generation of American leaders, starting at the local level. We want to help shape a more thoughtful, fairer democracy for all Americans, and that includes the Snapchat generation – we look forward to seeing all of them. will. “
With comprehensive online training and a network of state-based partners, WPLN’s mission is to educate, organize and inspire women across the country to run for public office. Our online training platform also includes an exclusive online community for women who wish to run for public office and appointments at all levels of government. Each course in our training program is 100% free and is designed to be taken at your own pace. In February 2022, the WPLN will host its Inaugural Leadership Summit, an in-person opportunity to connect and hear from women and experts from across the country who are engaged at every step of the political process.
For more information, visit womenspublicleadership.net or contact us at [email protected]
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S PUBLIC LEADERSHIP NETWORK
Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that educates, organizes and inspires center and right-wing women to enter public office through United States. We aim to alleviate the barriers women face by partnering with a network of state organizations that identify, engage and train women to run for office, gain political appointments, and become more involved in the political process. . The WPLN also offers tools and opportunities designed to equip women with the knowledge and resources they need to get involved, get involved in the political process and lead.
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