It’s that time of year again—the application for SEARAC’s Digital Advocacy Training (DAT) is now open. This is the 22nd year we will be holding an advocacy training program, and our second-ever virtual iteration.
This year’s DAT is a four-week training program that will take place virtually through the month of July 2021. Participants will commit approximately 2-3 hours per week alongside a cohort of other emerging Southeast Asian American (SEAA) advocates to learn about core federal policies that impact the SEAA community and build valuable advocacy skills. This program culminates in a series of virtual advocacy meetings with Congressional offices, allowing participants to put into practice the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired throughout their training.
Our ideal DAT candidate is:
- A beginner in federal advocacy (i.e., political engagement with the US Senate and/or House of Representatives),
- Interested in learning about federal policies that affect the SEAA community,
- Highly motivated to advocate for the SEAA community, and
- At least 18 years old.
DAT has no advocacy, workplace, or educational requirements.
This year, our application asks for either a short (approximately 500 words or less) written essay or a short (approximately 5 minutes or less) video essay. No format will be weighed more or less than the other; we simply ask that you provide a clear vision of why you are applying to DAT.
Applications are due at 11:59 pm PDT on Sunday, April 18. Apply here.