About TEA Fund:
The Texas Equal Access Fund provides funding to people in the northern region of Texas who are seeking abortion services, but cannot afford it. TEA Fund works to end barriers to abortion access by using education and advocacy through a reproductive justice framework at the local legislative level and in the community at large.
Do you believe the right to abortion needs to be accessible to all people, regardless of their income? Do you also support racial and economic justice? If you answered “yes” to these questions and want to build power at the local level to affect policy change, join us at TEA Fund and help make abortion access a reality for thousands of North Texans!
We're looking for two organizing fellows for the summer -- one advocacy fellow and one communications fellow. In your roles you'll work alongside the TEA Fund grassroots organizer, executive director, and TEAm to support efforts around organizing for abortion access in Dallas. You'll gain experience with facilitating trainings, organizing actions, taking part in communications around various campaigns and actions, and developing relationships with our community partners.
You'll spend about 10 hours a week with us, as well as join us for a summit in El Paso that is being produced by our friends at the West Fund (all expenses for that covered by TEA Fund) from July 5 through 8. Fellowship will last from June 11 through August 30. Each of the fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend for your time.
Advocacy Fellow Responsibilities:
As the Advocacy fellow, you will play an integral part in helping TEA Fund build up our local advocacy programs and get both legislative and community support for our policy agendas. You will get to:
- Create and lead trainings on the Repro Power Dallas Agenda Assist in the planning and execution of a Dallas City Hall Lobby Day in support of the Repro Power Dallas Agenda and the Abortion is Healthcare resolution
- Develop meaningful and fruitful relationships with local community partners including grassroots organizations, elected officials, and statewide progressive organizations
- Represent TEA Fund at events in the community.
Communications Fellow Responsibilities
- Support turnout efforts by creating promotional communications, including social media, email blasts, and website content.
- Work with the TEAm to learn more about how to increase familiarity with TEA Fund and our work in the community.
- Participate in message development.
- Attend events to spread the word about TEA Fund.
- Proficient with Google Office Applications
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- A deep commitment to abortion access and social justice.
Our organization is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color, people who have had abortions and/or who have received funding from an abortion fund(s), low-income people, immigrant people, Native people, formerly incarcerated people, queer, and trans people. We do not discourage or discriminate against people with convictions, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview.
If you're interested in being a TEA Fund Organizing Fellow this summer, send an email to Ke'Yonna Hall email@example.com telling us more about yourself. Include why you want to be involved with TEA Fund, any relevant experience you want us to know about, and what you hope to accomplish in your time as a fellow and going forward after this experience. Deadline for application is May 26, 2018, by 5 pm. Feel free to email with any questions.