Application for the Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership's 2018 Training Program
This form must be filled out in its entirety. You cannot save and return to this application form. Applications will be accepted between September 1st at 9:00am CT and October 13th at 10:00pm CT.

Please note-- letters of recommendation required separately. More details available on our website at

Only complete applications will be reviewed.

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Email address
First Name
Last Name
Home Address - Street
123 Main St.
Home Address - Apartment/Suite
Apt. 123
Home Address - City
Home Address - Zip Code
Work Address
Street Address, Suite/Office, City, State and Zip
Work Phone
Cell Phone
Please provide an email address that you frequently check
Did you vote in the last two Democratic Primary Elections?
If "no" please explain:
What County do you reside in?
What is your Congressional District?
What is your State Senate District?
What is your State Representative District?
(For Chicago Residents) What is your Aldermanic Ward?
How did you hear about IWIL?
Have you applied to IWIL in the past? If so, when?
Are you currently running for office or do you plan to run in the 2018/2019 cycle(s)?
If yes, what office are you running/plan to run for?
Please provide the names of the Elected or Party Officials that will provide a letter of recommendation:
In no longer than 500 words, please describe three (3) examples of work you have done to advance the goals of the Democratic Party. This can be work on behalf of a Democratic organization or a candidate, policy advocacy, etc. Be specific in your description, i.e. tell us what you did, how you made a difference, how the Party was strengthened as a result, etc.
In no longer than 500 words, please describe why you want to (or why you have) run for public office. What office do you aspire to (or do you hold/have you held)? What qualities do you possess that make you an effective candidate for public office? What have you done to prepare for running?
In no longer than 500 words, please tell us why you should you be selected for the IWIL Training Program. What do you have to offer to the Program and to the Democratic Party? How will you use the training you receive from the program?
In a pdf format include a professional quality resume of no more than two (2) pages.
Please upload a recent photograph in jpg format that is suitable for publicity purposes.
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