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Arena’s Mission

Arena convenes, trains, and supports the next generation of candidates and campaign staff.

We build the teams that power victories

Candidates are only as strong as their teams.

Republicans understand this reality, and for decades, they’ve invested time, resources, and energy into building a robust talent pipeline of campaign staff and movement leaders. Today they spend four times as much as Democrats on this crucial work. 

It’s time for that to change. If Democrats want to win, we need to equip our candidates with winning teams – ones that are professional, well-trained, and reflective of the diversity of America and our electoral base. 

That’s where Arena comes in. We recruit and train campaign staff, deploy them to game-changing campaigns, and support both staff and candidates on the path to victory. 

We will need more than 43,000 trained campaign staff to effectively compete up and down the ballot in 2024. Join us in building the teams that power victories.  

Our Programs

Arena Academy

Best-in-class training for current and aspiring campaign staff, focused on bringing women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ people into politics.

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Arena Careers

Career readiness programs that land our graduates high-impact political jobs and resources to help employers hire exceptional political talent.

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Arena Toolbox

Free toolkits, tutorials, and templates for winning campaigns, built with industry experts, and available to races up and down the ballot.

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Arena Candidates

Targeted investments in majority-making down ballot races, including candidate training programs and support from Arena Staff Fellows.

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Arena envisions politics that are inclusive, reflective, and therefore more effective.

Arena Values

Arena is working to

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Recruit, train, and maintain a bench of Democratic campaign staff sufficient to support and win every competitive race at the federal, state, and local level.

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Break down barriers to access in Democratic politics, and ensure that the Democratic staffing bench reflects the diverse coalition of Americans who elect Democrats.

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Serve as the go-to resource for campaigns, party committees, and progressive employers looking for talent.