We are officially off and running with our plans for 2015 and wanted to make sure we kept our loyal followers in the loop with all that’s happening. First of all, Julia has just wrapped up her first week full time as President and Co-Founder (check out her blog on the experience), and we’ve also had two fabulous assistants join us to help with research and operations, Danielle Apfel in DC, and Beebe Sanders in California.
Ohio Polithon: We’ve solidified our partnership with Ohio State University and will be running our first event of 2015 on student loan debt in Columbus, Ohio, on OSU’s campus, hopefully April 10-12 (still firming up dates). We’re also in late stage talks with partners there, but are always looking for more, so email us at email@example.com you’re from the area and would like to be involved.
Upcoming Polithons: Following Ohio, we’ll be running events in California (May), Iowa (September), New Hampshire (October), and Texas (November) before the national Polithon in DC in January 2016.
Applications: The application is up and as always, help spreading the word would be great! It is a national application for all of the 2015 Polithons with differing deadlines for each state, so feel free to apply whenever you’re able, or Tweet, Facebook, email, or Instagram…just share with your networks!
Media: The United Nations Foundation’s Global Accelerator Blog, featured a post by Julia on the power of Millennials locally and internationally and why we should be taken seriously. Check it out: Millennials: Not a Generation of Hashtag Activists.
We are so lucky to have an amazing network of supporters and people excited about what Polithon is working toward. In that spirit, if you want to be part of the movement in a deeper way, we could use more help on the following:
- Partners: We are starting the search for supporters, local experts on student loan debt, and potential partners, for upcoming Polithons, so if you have any connections in those arenas, either locally in CA, IA, NH, or TX, or at the national levels, shoot us a note!
- Applications: As we said above, help us spread the word! We are looking for dedicated Millennials between 20 and 40 who are passionate about changing policy to apply for our Polithons this year.
Thanks as always for all that you do for us and others working in this space.
Here we go!
Julia + Evanna