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Government doesn't look like the people it represents. We find people deeply committed to community who understand root causes and offer solutions.

Then, those leaders pass legislation that works for everyone to thrive, be safe, and live their fullest life. Because when leaders share a lived understanding of the issues facing their communities, they are best positioned to help solve them.

 

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what we do

We recruit, train and support progressive leaders from underrepresented communities. By supporting bold leaders into public office, we can begin to dismantle oppressive and unjust systems.

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WHo we work for

We work for communities in the Northwest whose governing bodies don’t represent them.  We fight for everyone in our community to be included in our public processes--to have a voice in shaping our society.

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Why it Matters

Government doesn't look like the people it represents--and that’s a problem.  Leaders who share a lived understanding of issues facing their communities are better equipped to serve them.

Amplify is hiring!

Political Director 

Amplify is looking for a strategic leader to as serve as our Political Director. This position is for a visionary, self-motivated, compelling leader who wants to amplify the voices, experiences, and expertise of communities we most need in public office. The Political Director will work closely with the Managing Director and Program Lead to set the political agenda and strategy for the organization, oversee and support implementation of program work, and ensure all strategy and programs fulfill the overall mission and vision of Amplify. They will be responsible for staff management and some fundraising.

We’re looking for a community-accountable leader who has ample political experience, including running campaigns as a manager or candidate, developing and implementing complex political and campaign plans, and stewarding participation of stakeholders and partners in achieving collaborative goals. This person will value deep relationship building, with impeccable political judgement and a deep commitment to racial/social justice and working across multiple municipalities to build majorities and pass local legislation.

Learn more here.

Program Lead

Amplify is looking for an exciting leader to serve as our Program Lead. This position is for a creative, politically active educator who wants to help build an innovative political training and support program to amplify the voices, experiences, and expertise of communities we most need in public office. The Program Lead will work collaboratively with the Managing Director and Political Director to implement the overall mission and vision of Amplify. This position is well suited for someone willing to roll up their sleeves and get into the magic of local politics by building robust programs that foster leadership and support multi-year campaigns to build effective decision-makers, political staff, and lasting progressive change.

We’re looking for a community-accountable leader who has political and organizing experience, including training, writing campaign plans, targeting voters, and managing field. This person will value deep relationship building, with impeccable political judgement and a deep commitment to racial/social justice and working across multiple municipalities to build majorities and pass local legislation.

Learn more here.

PROGRAMS

 
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The Pipeline

From Identification to Election Day

Amplify doesn't “create” candidates.  We find leaders who are already making a difference in their community, provide the knowledge and tools they need to run, and then help them win. We elect bold candidates and disrupt the status quo of “politics as usual.”

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The Promise

From Election to Retirement

Winning the election is only the beginning. Once in office, we connect elected officials with trusted progressive advocates and policy experts so they can achieve real wins for their constituents. 

 

VALUES

 

Racial Equity

We are committed to ending systemic racism, oppression, and white supremacy.  We support leaders and policies that get at the roots of injustice, disrupt systems that discriminate, and eliminate barriers to equal opportunity for people of every race and ethnicity to achieve their fullest potential.


LGBTQI Rights

We believe in dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex Washingtonians.  That means equitable access to housing, informed healthcare, employment, and the opportunity to live fulfilling lives free of discrimination.


Reproductive Justice

All people deserve access to preventive health care, including lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and contraception.  Young people should receive reliable, accurate sex education they need to make responsible decisions, reduce teen pregnancy, and stay healthy.  Every woman should have access to the full range of reproductive health care, including access to safe, legal abortion services without interference from the government.


Environment

We support strong policies to protect our environment and move us toward a clean energy system and a green economy.  We believe strongly in environmental justice and want the benefits of the green movement and green economy to be accessible to low income communities and communities of color.


Worker's Rights

We believe that protecting and advancing the rights of working people and their families will lead the way to a more just and humane world.  Living wages, safe working conditions, respect in the workplace, and the right to organize make our society stronger.


Education

An equitable and just educational and system is one where each and every child can thrive and succeed.  We support community-driven strategies to closing the opportunity gap that takes into account the effects of race, homelessness, racial and institutional discrimination, children and parents whose first language is not English, poverty, and family instability.

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People of color, women, young people, and members of the LGBTQI community face unique challenges as candidates.  That’s why we started Elect U, a hub for trainings and resources for anyone considering a run for office.

Through workshops hosted by Amplify and our amazing progressive partner organizations, you get access to insider knowledge, tools, and skills you need to demystify the process and help you get ready.  Learn more about how to get started, requirements & deadlines, and opportunities to step up and serve your community at Elect U.