Metro Philadelphia: Trump's election spurs activists to help political novices run for local offices

Madeline Presland, Metro Philadelphia

Trump's election spurs activists to help political novices run for local offices

"Two days before Trump took the oath of office in Washington, 450 people filled the pews in the Church of the Holy Trinity on Walnut Street, looking for tips on how to begin their own fledgling efforts.

Starting with the catchy title, “How to Run for Neighborhood Office and Win,” the event was organized by the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Committee, a new group that is hoping to establish its own foothold in the local political scene."

http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/trump-s-election-spurs-activists-to-help-political-novices-run-for-local-offices/zsJqbb---89fVamEkwUKAQ/


WHYY: Will Trump election spur millennials to run?

Dave Davies, WHYY

Will Trump election spur millennials to run?

"While some unhappy with the Donald Trump presidency took to protest marches over the weekend, others are considering a different kind of commitment to political change. Last week, a surprisingly large number of progressive Democrats gathered in Center City to learn the basics of running for local office..."

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/off-mic/100672-trump-election-spurs-millennials-to-run


Philly Mag: Want to Learn How to Run for Local Office? Start Here

Claire Sasko, Philadelphia Magazine

Want to Learn How to Run for Local Office? Start Here 

"The quickest way to change things? Get involved. That’s the theory of the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Committee, which is holding an event this week that will guide you through everything you need to know to run for local office."

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/01/17/run-for-local-office/#s8WVJyUkKQOSrWVK.99


WHYY: Philly progressive group to train hundreds to run for office

Dave Davies, WHYY 

Philly progressive group to train hundreds to run for office

"As the nation prepares for Donald Trump's inauguration, a newly formed group of Philadelphia progressive Democrats will gather Wednesday night to make plans to run for grass-roots political offices..."

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/off-mic/100497-philly-progressive-group-to-train-hundreds-to-run-for-office


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