The Arena Spotlight: A Showcase of the Next Generation of Candidates and Organizations


At The Arena, we build communities that activate the next generation of civic leaders who believe in the principles of an equitable and inclusive democracy.
If you’ve attended our Summits before, you’ve been exposed to myriad new leaders bursting into the civic and political space. But we often get asked: “How do I keep up with developments within the progressive space when I am not at the Summits?”
To answer this question, we are launching The Arena Spotlight — a showcase of up-and-coming candidates and organizations who share our values. The Spotlight will help you identify who you can support with your time, energy, and money, if you choose. A little goes a long way for many of them.
We will focus on promising first-time candidates for public office and leaders of organizations, with an emphasis on folks from within The Arena community. We have a soft-spot for leaders with clear, inclusive values — and a compelling story that reflects those values and the future of leadership in America.
Our aim is to provide a one-stop-shop to identify progressives to support — by volunteering, donating, phone banking, telling friends, and more.
We will average at least two spotlights a week, so that when we enter the heart of the 2018 season, you will have access to over 100 candidates and organizations to consider supporting. 
Each spotlight will include a written profile, an extended podcast interview, and, where applicable, a fundraising page. Check out our first episode on Andy Kim, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.
Over time, our goal is to make The Arena Spotlight the most robust place to identify rising progressive leaders.
Questions? Feedback? Know a rising progressive leader? Get in touch.

Ravi Gupta