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Everything we have learned in waging dozens of successful legislative battles and nearly a hundred successful campaigns for high office is being passed on to the next generation of pro-life women leaders.
The first way we do this is through our program of college student internships in Washington, D.C. Because the Susan B. Anthony List operates on a lean budget, our interns are critical in sustaining our Congressional projects and grassroots communications. SBA List interns have the opportunity to meet and work with the exemplary pro-life women leaders on Capitol Hill, like Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. Their work with us is hands-on in areas of interest and need: Fundraising; drafting web content; political organization; and effective communications.
SBA List Academy
The SBA List Academy brings national political skills to train the grassroots. For years our Academy Program has trained hundreds of activists how to win issue advocacy fights and elections. We partner with local, state and college-level groups and deliver the skills needed to strengthen and motivate the base from the ground up. From the beginning, we stress training that helps activists both say and do the right things. In a media intensive era where a single mistaken phrase can become instant news, the best pro-life political experts – top in their fields – train students how to:
- Handle the tough questions on Life
- Manage media contacts and get messages out
- Raise funds
- Recruit, train and manage volunteers
- Develop communications methods and strategy
- Organize grassroots lobbying forces
Every year we update the skills and technology needed for lobbying and campaign success – everything from podcasts and robo-calling, to online social networking and viral marketing. We augment our training materials with the latest insights from professionals working on national-level issues and campaigns. Over the next three years we will increase the number of these Academies, aiming for at least four per year in key states where legislative or political differences can be made. In this way our decades of hard-won lessons in the battle for Life can translate into more victories whenever and wherever the votes are counted.