Arena Candidates in 2020

We supported promising candidates in 2020.

In 2020, the entire House of Representatives, one third of the Senate, the Presidency, and hundreds of state legislative seats were up for grabs. Recognizing the importance of investing in Democratic gains at the state level, we partnered with Future Now Fund to target state legislative races in five key swing states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas.

Targeting

We applied Future Now Fund’s proven district analysis to 133 potentially competitive districts across these five states to identify where our support could be the difference between a win and a loss.

Funding

We helped raise nearly $6 million for 84 candidates to address strategic gaps and budget deficits in staffing and voter contact programs.

Staffing

We matched 133 Arena Academy graduates with jobs on campaigns in our five target states, and supported them through ongoing 1:1 coaching.

Partnerships

Our deep and longstanding partnerships with campaigns, caucuses, and legislative leadership in each state enabled us to identify staffing and other needs.

The States + Candidates

We need your support.

Arena needs your help to convene, train and support the next generation of candidates and campaign staff. Our programs are designed to make politics more accessible to more people. That’s why everything we do is free or low cost. This is made possible by the support of generous donors. Chip in to help progressives build winning campaigns.

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