About — Arena

We convene, train, and support the next generation of candidates and campaign staff.

Illustration by Julia Rothman

We convene, train, and support the next generation of candidates and campaign staff.

We need leaders from all walks of life to enter the arena. But the leaders we need find politics inaccessible. They often lack the training, coaching, and connections to launch and run successful campaigns.

And while the right has built enduring infrastructure to support their leaders from diapers to dentures, progressives rely on temporary solutions that rise and fall every four years. This underinvestment in talent has cost us countless elections.

That’s why Arena is building an enduring progressive talent pipeline. We do this in three ways:

We do this
in three ways.

Convene > Arena Summit

We host the Arena Summit, which brings together candidates, staff, and activists to align on vision, create community, and build lasting relationships.

Train > Arena Academy

We invest in the next generation of political talent through the Arena Academy, which equips them with the skills, knowledge, and tools they need to build winning campaigns and movements.

Support > Arena Candidates

We recruit and match talent to progressive campaigns. We provide coaching, best practices, and resources and help campaign teams grow and succeed in their careers.

The credit belongs
to the (wo)man who is actually
in the arena,
whose face is marred by
dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs,
who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort
without error and shortcoming.

–Theodore Roosevelt

Illustration by Branche Coverdale

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