2016 Mothering Justice Movement Fellowship

Deadline: Resumes and cover letters are due by March 18, 2016 by 5:00PM

The Organization

Mothering Justice is a statewide organization in Michigan dedicated to empowering mothers to influence policy on behalf of themselves and their families. Through advocacy, leadership development, voter empowerment and promoting family friendly advocacy. Mothering justice raises the voices of mothers and helps them become policy shapers. The overall goal of this organization to have a well-organized group of mothers that can engage fellow parents and lawmakers around a variety of issues that affect working families.

Everyday decisions are being made about our state. Lawmakers allocate resources based on priorities, but do they have the same priorities as you? Without everyone paying their fair share, our schools and community suffer. The Mothering Justice Fellowship is a 7-month program designed to train mothers and others on how they can be better advocates for families in Michigan. This fellowship is a perfect for people with little to no organizing experience who want to learn more about organizing and statewide advocacy work. Fellows will participate in half-day trainings once a month and work in their community between trainings. Work will include (but not be limited to) conducting community meetings, phone banking collecting stories, training volunteers and canvassing.

The Perfect Candidate

We are looking for hard workers who are interested in helping develop mom leaders around the State. We need 6 fellows to work in Western Wayne, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

The Learning Opportunity 

Fellows can expect to learn about story based messaging, how to recruit new people,build a volunteer base, how to best use new and old media, and how the state budget process really works.

Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend for 7 months of work

Please email resume and cover letter to phyllisjrw@aol.com

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