We are in the midst of an unprecedented wave of civic enthusiasm.

When organized, this new zeal for activism can overcome the policies of the anti-democratic forces that have captured our country. We make democracy accessible for thousands of these newcomers.

That’s why The Arena, a section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, is building communities that activate the next generation of civic leaders. At our quarterly summits, we inspire and train civic leaders. We also build regional communities of mutual support.

The Arena also has an affiliated political organization, the Arena PAC, which works to elect candidates who represent the next generation of leadership. 


THE ARENA PROGRAMS

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THE ARENA SUMMIT

The Arena Summit gives thousands of people across America an entry point to launch careers in civic leadership. Through each Summit, we will build an engaged community of 5,000 promising activists, politicians, and entrepreneurs by the end of 2018.

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THE ARENA SPOTLIGHT

The Arena Spotlight highlights up-and-coming leaders of new civic organizations. These leaders share our objectives and values. The Spotlight will drive nationwide financial, volunteer, media and other in-kind support to these new organizations.


THE ARENA PAC PROGRAMS

THE ARENA PAC FELLOWSHIP

In the second half of 2017, we will launch our Arena PAC Fellowship for promising first time 2018 candidates. The Arena Fellowship will provide deeply tailored networks, tools, and trainings that these rising candidates need to succeed. We will support 30 Arena Fellows through the 2018 cycle.

THE ARENA PAC SPOTLIGHT

The Arena PAC Spotlight highlights up-and-coming candidates who share our objectives and values. The Spotlight will drive nationwide financial, volunteer, media and in-kind support to these candidates’ campaigns.


And we are guided by a set of core beliefs.

We believe there are thousands of new and rising civic leaders still on the sidelines across America, waiting to take back our democracy. We will provide a more accessible entry point for them to enter The Arena.

We believe our communities have both the ideas and the leaders to effectively govern at the state and national levels. We are creating a radically different operating model in how we find, activate, and support them - from the ground up.

We believe the leaders of our political movements and parties must also be leaders of our country. We must learn to listen and bridge to views beyond our own.