Are you an advocate or activist in the areas of criminal, economic, reproductive, trauma or health justice? Are you looking to get more experience with advocating for policies that create systemic change at the state level? We are happy to announce that we're accepting applications for the 2018-19 cohort of our Women's Policy Institute-State Fellowship! WPI-State is open to cisgender and transgender women, non-binary and genderqueer people, and transgender men. Over the course of one year we'll train you to advance policy change in our state capital on behalf of your community. We'll show you how the policy process works—how to conduct research, develop messaging, mobilize supporters, build relationships with legislators, staffers and allies, and create and advocate for bills. This past year, our WPI fellows have worked hard on a range of critical issues to advance gender, racial and economic justice. From advocating for abortion care access on college campuses to the elimination of sentence enhancements for prior convictions, WPI fellows are learning how to build just, equitable laws and fix policies that have harmed their communities. By applying to join the Class of 2019, you’re developing your capacity and that of your organization to employ policy advocacy as a strategy for systemic change and benefit from our network of fellows, alumni, trainers, and social justice coalitions. Want to know more? We’ve set up a series of informational webinars, where you’ll have the chance to hear from a current fellow as well as WPI staff and ask questions about the program and application process. Sign up for our first informational webinar now! It will be held on Friday, June 22, at 11am Pacific time. Don’t wait, the deadline to apply to the 2019 WPI-State class is Tuesday, July 24, at 12pm. We encourage you to check out our FAQs page and email us with any questions or concerns or to discuss your application.