Launching a new generation of leaders

SNAP PAC sparks hundreds of careers in progressive
politics by enabling low-income students to work
as paid field organizers on congressional campaigns

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"Instead of spending my summer working in fast food, I helped organize my community and take back the House."
— Adrian Gomez, SNAP PAC ’18 Adrian's Story






The problem: Leaders who could help progressives win can’t afford to get started in politics


 
 
 

To elect Democrats, we need skilled organizers, strategists, and candidates who come from the diverse communities where we’re trying to win. Instead, the progressive political world is overwhelmingly wealthy and white—and there’s a reason why.
 
 

In order to get started in politics, you need to work a series of unpaid internships –– a path that’s inaccessible to low-income students.
 

So every year, thousands of potential leaders have to pursue different careers, and progressives miss out on the diverse talent we need to win across the country.

 

The solution: The SNAP PAC fellowship

Outreach

We share our fellowship application with more than 1,200 professors, counselors, and advisors at every public college and university in the United States.

We share our fellowship application with more than 1,200 professors, counselors, and advisors at every public college and university in the United States.

Selection

We identify talented low-income students committed to progressive change who can’t afford to spend a summer working an unpaid internship.

We identify talented low-income students committed to progressive change who can’t afford to spend a summer working an unpaid internship.

Fellowship

We offer fellows a $2,500 stipend, as well as training, mentorship, and guaranteed housing. We place fellows in organizing positions on handpicked Democratic campaigns.

We offer fellows a $2,500 stipend, as well as training, mentorship, and guaranteed housing. We place fellows in organizing positions on handpicked Democratic campaigns.

Careers

Our fellows have translated their SNAP experience into careers at Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, the DCCC, the SEIU, Indivisible, and more. Without SNAP, most would never have worked in politics.

Our fellows have translated their SNAP experience into careers at Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, the DCCC, the SEIU, Indivisible, and more. Without SNAP, most would never have worked in politics.

172
Fellows Sponsored

SNAP PAC fellows serve as field organizers, not interns: they are tasked with managing volunteers, organizing phonebanks, and running canvasses.

$425k
Dollars Raised

SNAP has funded more than 86,000 hours of organizing on progressive campaigns and sparked countless careers in progressive politics.

14 yrs
Progressive Action

SNAP PAC is led by dozens of Yale student volunteers, and we have strong leadership structures in place to ensure organizational continuity.