FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail This upcoming weekend, BLUE (Building Leaders and Uplifting the Electorate) Institute will head to Evansville, IN to train community members and candidates of color seeking elected office.Founded by Ashley Robinson, a graduate of Evansville North High School (Class of 2004), BLUE Institute seeks to increase the pool of qualified staff of color in the political field, in which she has built a thriving career. The bootcamp style training offers participants an engaging perspective into developing effective political infrastructure that is essential to movement building.Trained participants will be equipped with useful tools to support or manage their own strategic, data-driven issue and electoral campaigns. The training will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1800 S. Governor St, Evansville, IN 47713 from 10am-6pm.“We are committed to providing an interactive and engaging training for our diverse communities in response to this growing need,” said Genny Castillo, Chief Operations Officer of BLUE Institute. “It is important to have BLUE Institute visit Evansville to encourage, promote, and assist our residents in engaging more in the political process,” added Alex Burton, community activist and candidate for Ward 4 on Evansville’s City Council.Piloted in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, BLUE Institute is designed to recruit and train young people of color seeking to become leaders, strategists and key staff members of progressive electoral campaigns. To learn more about this exciting training program and to apply for BLUE Institute, please visit www.theblue.institute .