Electing progressive leaders today and training the progressive leaders of tomorrow
Entry-level positions in politics are often low- or non-paying and otherwise hard to access. This means it can be near-impossible to afford the jobs which lead to more lucrative careers in political campaigning, and this financial barrier prohibits a huge portion of students from participating in electoral politics.
We provide fellowships for underrepresented students to work on progressive congressional campaigns. SNAP recruits and chooses outstanding people from across the country to work as Field Organizers on competitive races during the summer, and then gives them the necessary training and stipend to succeed in the field.
Our two-pronged approach allows us to maximize our resources. Our endorsement helps progressives win seats in Congress today and vote for policy to move America in the right direction, and our fellows gain the necessary experience to go on and become the progressive leaders of tomorrow — fundamentally changing the face of American politics.
"I wasn’t a student activist in college because my father had died when I was eight and I had to work some nights, most weekends and every summer to help my mother financially. That’s why I’m glad that with the help of SNAP, students who are financially strapped as I was, can still participate in the process."
"When I was running for the first time, I was a long-shot candidate. One of the first phone calls I got was from SNAP PAC, and they told me they wanted to triple my staff ... We had two amazing students who were able to greatly expand the scope of our field operation ... It showed that somebody believed in us."