Women’s march launches toolkit for student activists
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The organizations behind the Women's March on Washington earlier this year have launched an internet toolkit designed to empower young activists and leaders.

A tweet from the organization Saturday indicates that the messages are geared towards high school and college students.

The toolkit, found on the organization's website, is divided into three parts geared towards different types of leadership. The first section is geared towards progressive activism and community organizing, and provides concrete tools and activities for young activists.


A second section, developed by voter registration advocacy group Rock The Vote, provides specific state-by-state instructions for registering to vote.

The last section, developed with advocacy group Rise to Run, "brings progressive girls and young women together in their communities to give them insight into the political process, connect them with mentors, and involve them in local organizing."

"The training covers the fundamentals of building a campaign, what it looks like to run as a progressive, the structure of holding local office, and other ways to show up in your community as a candidate, and eventually as an elected official," states the Women's March website.

The election of President Trump last November has resulted in a record amount of interest in running for office from young women, according to advocacy groups.

More than 15,000 women have contacted She Should Run, a nonpartisan organization, since November, according to the group's figures. In addition, more than 20,000 women have contacted EMILY's list, which supports the campaigns of pro-choice Democratic women.

"He fuels a conversation that there's no one path to the White House, there's no one background," She Should Run's co-founder and CEO Erin Loos Cutraro said on CNN last week.