The Arena PAC + Chorus Agency Join Forces
When we first conceived of The Arena this past November, we envisioned a community for the next generation of political and civic leaders. Since then, we’ve held three Arena Summits around the country that have brought together thousands of current and future candidates, activists, entrepreneurs, and operatives. Our job is to serve and support these leaders as they run for office in record numbers, lead campaigns, organize in their communities, and found new and needed institutions.
Today, we take a critical step forward as we build our organization to provide that support. We are excited to announce that we are merging with the Chorus Agency and welcoming its founder, Kate Catherall, to our team as a Partner. An alum of Obama for America and 270 Strategies, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Kate brings nearly a decade of experience in organizing and campaigning in the US and around the world.
Chorus Agency is a network of experienced campaign organizers and strategists who provide pro bono support to help elect exceptional, progressive leaders to Congress and state legislatures. We will be combining forces, under the umbrella of The Arena PAC, to continue and expand that support to candidates across the country. We will ensure that these new leaders have the best advocates, coaches, and resources working for them.
Together, we will reshape our political and civic landscape and channel today's unprecedented wave of civic activism into enduring political change. By the end of 2018, we will:
- Support over 30 of the most promising candidates around the country to victory through The Arena Fellowship. We will announce our first Fellowship class the first week of September.
- Welcome over 3000 political newcomers into The Arena community — in person — through The Arena Summit and build a more robust membership system to serve those newcomers.
- Highlight the promising work of over 100 of the next generation of civic leaders around the country through our Spotlight program.
Please join us in a warm welcome for Kate and the Chorus Agency family. We're eager to get to work and look forward to the next leg of this journey.