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Sex and Politics League

What is the Sex and Politics League?

The Sex and Politics League is a 7-month long education and advocacy program for people in the Twin Cities metro area between the ages of 19-29. Participants will meet twice a month with Planned Parenthood and the Action Fund to gather with others passionate about reproductive freedom and build sexuality education and advocacy skills. Participants will put their skills into action by providing outreach to their peers and encouraging them to vote for pro-choice champions in the 2018 elections.   

Sounds great! Can I join?

The Sex and Politics League is best for folks who are between 19 and 29 years old. Participants need to commit to meeting for two hours twice a month. Members of the Sex and Politics League must be willing to learn, inclusive of different viewpoints, and willing to help elect reproductive health care champions in the 2018 election. Does that sound like you? Continue reading on, my friend.  

What will I do in the Sex and Politics League?

Participants will receive approximately 12 hours of in-depth training over the course of 6 months leading up to the 2018 Election. There are two required sessions a month. The first session each month is a 2-hour training session that will focus on education and advocacy training. The second session each month will focus on being out in the community and engaging your peers in voting. During the training sessions, a variety of topics are covered, including:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Birth Control
  • Queer History
  • Storytelling as a tool for change
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Lobbying
  • Digital Advocacy
  • Direct Voter Contact

What’s in it for me?

You’ll learn a lot, meet new friends, and participate in your democracy. There will be food provided at each event, and you’ll get some free Planned Parenthood swag. You’ll also get a $50 a month stipend to help you with the costs of attending. You can put this stipend towards transportation, childcare, or other costs associated with being a member of the Sex and Politics League.

Where’s this at?

Sessions take place at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, with some election work outside the office.

Sold! How can I join?

Fill out an application online. If you have questions, contact us at [email protected]. The due date for completed applications is Friday, March 30, 2018.

Sex education + Advocacy = ❤

Are you in the twin cities metro area and 19-29 years old? You’re definitely going to want to apply to become a member of our Sex and Politics league. As a participant, you’ll build up sex education and advocacy skills and take action to help elect champions of reproductive health care in November.

Apply Online

Sex and Politics League Schedule

Please note: If you are accepted into the program, attendance at the first session (Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 .a.m until 2 p.m.) is mandatory. While committing to the other dates are central to the success of this group, we all live busy lives, so missing one date with advanced notice isn’t a deal-breaker.

Schedule subject to change. Topics may be rearranged for scheduling purposes.       

Date: Time:    Tentative Topics: 
Saturday, May 19 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Introduction to Sex and Politics League
Thursday, May 31 6 - 8 p.m. Sexuality and Activism 101
Saturday, June 16 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Action Day
Thursday, June 28 6 - 8 p.m. Reproductive Justice and Storytelling as a Tool for Change
Saturday, July 14 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Action Day
Thursday, July 26 6 - 8 p.m. Healthy Relationships Reproductive Health Care Bills and Legislation
Saturday, August 11 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Action Day
Thursday, August 23 6 - 8 p.m. Birth Control Methods and Digital Advocacy
Saturday, September 8  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Action Day
Thursday, September 20 6 - 8 p.m. Sexual Minorities and Registering to Vote
Saturday, October 6 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Action Day
Thursday, October 18 6 - 8 p.m. Queer History and Lobbying 101
Saturday, November 3       10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Action Day
Thursday, November 15 6 - 8 p.m. Final meeting/Celebration