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

That’s why The Arena PAC Fellowship provides coaching and direct assistance to candidates as they launch campaigns, develop strategy, and implement plans.

Though our approach is tailored to each leader’s unique needs, we focus on a few critical areas.



Transformative candidates always communicate a clear set of values that are grounded both in their personal story and in the story of their district. Our early work with candidates focuses on identifying those values and telling a story that authentically connects those values to voters.


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. We offer ongoing coaching and training to support campaign leadership. We pair them with mentors, and work with them to develop creative solutions as new challenges arise during the campaign.


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. We provide campaigns with training, tools, and best practices grounded in research and tested in the field.

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