Why State Legislative Races?
Although state legislatures have a critical impact on our lives — governing everything from voting rights, to criminal justice reform, to healthcare and reproductive freedoms — Democratic state legislative races are often underfunded and understaffed. As a result, Republicans controlled state legislatures in 30 states heading into the 2022 midterms. We need to change that. Arena Staff Fellows add critical capacity to key state legislative races, providing the added support that is necessary to achieve victory in districts with razor thin margins.