The other day I received an email from Dean Nielsen of Progressive Majority for Washington, announcing an exciting, 7-month long political training program for young progressives age 21 to 35.
The Institute for a Democratic Future (IDF) is now accepting applications for the Class of 2006, it’s 9th class.
IDF was founded in 1997 by young people seeking to educate, motivate and inspire future Democratic and civic leaders in Washington state. Since graduating its first class in 1998, IDF has emerged as a forward thinking institute dedicated to assisting 25 emerging leaders each year expand their skill and knowledge of critical issues and the political process.
Graduates of the program include State Representative Derek Kilmer ’02, WashTech Founder Marcus Coutney ’98, former Seattle City Councilmember Judy Nicastro ’99, current Brier City Councilmember Sasha Doolittle ’01, State Representative Aaron Peterson ’00 (MN), and numerous legislative assistants, party activists, young professionals, non-profit organization executives and political campaigners.
Shit. I am so old. But if you are serious about pursuing a political career — and you’re not an old fogey like me — I highly recommend you visit the IDF website and download an application today. Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 8, and will be considered on a rolling basis.