Fellows spend the summer in Seattle, managing campaigns, grassroots organizing, and developing leadership skills.
Fellows learn how to develop and implement campaigns through hands-on democracy. In past years, fellows have led the largest young voter registration drive in Washington State, increased the youth vote through a pledge-to-vote campaign, organized large-scale volunteer events for more equitable voting systems, engaged with thousands of Washingtonians about marriage equality and helped fight for a fair wage in SeaTac.
Fellows take classes from progressive experts from across the state. Community leaders from all sorts of fields (environmental, social justice, music and media) give presentations, workshops and trainings to fellows.
The Washington Bus Fellowship is an intensive, intentional, and transformative experience. It’s sorta like summer camp, but with the coolest people you’ve ever met.
“This fellowship really showed me how I can make a difference in the political world. I always doubted the power of politics, but now I know that I can really make a positive impact. I’ve gained so many tools so that I can make a positive impact in the areas that I care about.”