Considering Running for Office? Check This Out
The North Coast People’s Alliance (NCPA) will present a workshop titled ‘Run, Serve, Lead! – Introduction to Civic Engagement’ on Friday, June 9th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse (1251 9th Street, Arcata). The event is free of charge.
The workshop will provide fundamental information for anyone considering running for office, applying to serve on an appointed board or commission, volunteering for a local campaign, or simply becoming a more actively engaged citizen.
County Supervisor Mike Wilson, Arcata City Council Member Sofia Pereira, Eureka City Council Member Kim Bergel, McKinleyville Community Services District member Mary Burke, and Northern Humboldt Union High School Board member Dana Silvernale will participate in a panel discussion and audience Q&A session, and NCPA volunteers will share important resources and information pertaining to civic engagement.
Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Playhouse concession stand.
The North Coast People’s Alliance evolved from Northern Humboldt for Bernie, a grassroots campaign that helped to secure a local landslide victory for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, with 70% of Humboldt County Democratic voters casting their ballot for Sanders – the highest margin in all of California. After the primary, NCPA members decided to continue to work together to build an organization to empower ordinary people to become more engaged in political processes.