We help promising candidates enter the arena and run for office.

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Arena candidates *crushed* the 2018 midterms.

On November 6th, 2018, we elected a new generation of leaders who ran for office because they believe in a more inclusive and equitable democracy.

How We Impacted 2018

We’re supporting promising candidates in 2020.


Transformative candidates always communicate a clear set of values that are grounded both in their personal story and in the story of their district.

Campaign Leadership

Strong candidates can be derailed by weak campaign teams. That’s why we help our Fellows hire top talent, and build performance management practices with strong systems for accountability and professional growth.


Campaigns succeed when they build trust with voters. We work with candidates to build robust organizing programs that meet voters where they are, connect with them on a personal level, and move them to action.


Marie Aberger Nesi

Founding Partner, Be Clear

Meg Ansara

CEO, 270 Strategies

Luis Ávila

President, Iconico

Mark Beatty

Head of Industry, Elections, Google

Geoff Berman

Executive Director, New York State Democratic Party

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