Do you want to run for office?

Here is a message from our former Board Member Sara Ryan:


Applications now being accepted for the Oregon Labor Candidate School

2016 is an exciting year for OLCS.  As we start our 5th year training union members to run for political office, we have 7 alumni running for state level elected office, 12 members currently serving in office, and many more sitting on appointed boards and commissions, and stepping up for leadership roles. Does this sound like the right organization for you?


OLCS is currently accepting applications from members for the Portland area class starting in October. Classes are held on the second Saturday of the month, for six months, in different union halls. Our engaging and interactive curriculum is designed to support both the political newbie as well as the experienced campaigner. Union members who are interested in learning more about this 6 month course can contact me for more information, or visit our website at You will find the link to apply on the APPLY tab.


If you are wondering if this class is right for you, let’s grab some coffee and talk about it. Participants in the program are required to fundraise, attend all classes, and volunteer for political campaigns.  Travel scholarships are available for people who have to commute farther than 100 miles. Additionally, if you would like to nominate someone to attend OLCS, please just send me his or her contact information and why you are nominating this member.


In solidarity,


Sara Ryan


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