Why settle for the leadership we have, when we can groom the leaders we need?
Deutsch Foundation team members attended a workshop on Sunday, February 26 supporting a new kind of political leadership, one that puts working people first.
Maryland Working Families hosted a training session at Open Works, to empower a cadre of “Scouts” to find potential candidates that represent our values. This highly interactive workshop challenged us to come up with a shared vision for what we want to see in our next leaders, and we discussed how to recruit them.
Maryland Working Families is a grassroots independent political organization fighting for a government that represents the values and works for the needs of Maryland’s working families. Maryland Working Families achieves our goals by: developing and electing candidates who share our values; organizing issue campaigns to move progressive legislation; and building a movement of working families to hold our leaders accountable. Maryland Working Families is affiliated with the national Working Families Organization and this workshop was produced in conjunction with Wellstone, a national advocacy organization created by late senator Paul Wellstone’s sons that offers training for progressive candidates.
Bibliography: Ready for New Leadership in Baltimore, published by Wellstone by Rachel Weeks December 16, 2016.