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Building the Power of the Progressive Movement by Developing Strong Leaders

The Center for Popular Democracy is partnering with the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET), New York Communities for Change (NYCC), and Make the Road Long Island (MRNY- LI) to offer a leadership training series to community leaders to build the power of the movement for lasting progressive change on Long Island. The training series takes participants through the nuts and bolts of politics and change on the island, strengthens skills in the fundamentals of organizing, develops leaders’ media competency, and shares strategies for civic engagement campaigns.

CPD has developed the curriculum for the Building Community Power series based on the best practices our organizers have collected from decades of work in working class and immigrant communities. Our most recent workshop, held Aug. 10, brought community members from across the island together to explore the fundamentals of grassroots organizing—from one-on-one relational meetings to recruitment and leadership building. Offered simultaneously in both Spanish and English, the training series provides a thoughtful and dynamic environment that engages community leaders on issues most important to the Island’s working families.

If you are on Long Island and interested in a training for your organization on one of our topics: Voter Registration, Recruitment and Leadership Building, One on Ones, Understanding Long Island, Direct Actions, Meeting Mechanics and Facilitation, Public Speaking, Media Training, GOTV, and Strategic Campaigns, contact Stephanie Yazgi at syazgi@populardemocracy.org and join us for the next installment in the series entitled “Media Skills & Getting Out The Vote” on Sept. 21 in Brentwood.