please,
Run for Office
But How?

Why Should I Run?

The key to securing rights for marginalized groups is to have members of those groups in the halls of power. And if not you, who else is going to do it? "If you are turned off and just kind of disenchanted with the leaders who are around you, look in the mirror because you're the person that we all need to see," Moodie-Mills says. -Elle

Resources

Organizations aimed at helping you run for office.

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RunForOffice.org

Find positions to run for based on your address and learn how to register for them. Includes a free online course on how to run for office.

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Emily's List

Aimed at electing pro-choice Democratic women. Tools for winning state + local elections. Fundraising for federal + gubernatorial candidates.

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Victory Institute

Working to achieve equality for the LGBTQIA+ community by building, supporting, and advancing diverse public leaders.

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Crowdpac

Start collecting pledges before you officially declare your candidacy. When you declare, your pledges automatically turn into campaign donations.

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She Should Run

The Ask a Woman to Run program encourages women to run and connects them with resources, people and organizations who can help them get started.

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VoteRunLead

Supports the aspirations of women who want to transform our democracy through their participation as leaders. Offers training and events.

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Run For America

Searches the country for leaders, encourages them to run, and helps with their campaign.

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New American Leaders

Working towards an inclusive democracy by helping to elect first and second generation Americans.

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National Democratic Training Committee

Free campaign training for every Democratic candidate, everywhere.

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Higher Heights for America

Building a strategy to mobilize one million Black women and dollars by 2020s to harness their collective economic and voting power.

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Asian American Action Fund

Progressive political organization helping to elect and engages AAPIs in the political process.

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Running Start

Gives young women the skills they need to be leaders and achieve greater political power.

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She Can Win

Gives young women the skills they need to be leaders and achieve greater political power.

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Run For Something

Doing "whatever it takes to get more under-35 year-olds on the ballot" to ensure a progressive future.

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RunForOffice.org

Find positions to run for based on your address and learn how to register for them. Includes a free online course on how to run for office.

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Crowdpac

Start collecting pledges before you officially declare your candidacy. When you declare, your pledges automatically turn into campaign donations.

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National Democratic Training Committee

Free campaign training for every Democratic candidate, everywhere.

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Run For America

Searches the country for leaders, encourages them to run, and helps with their campaign.

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Run For Something

Doing "whatever it takes to get more under-35 year-olds on the ballot" to ensure a progressive future.

W

Emily's List

Aimed at electing pro-choice Democratic women. Tools for winning state + local elections. Fundraising for federal + gubernatorial candidates.

W

She Should Run

The Ask a Woman to Run program encourages women to run and connects them with resources, people and organizations who can help them get started.

W

VoteRunLead

Supports the aspirations of women who want to transform our democracy through their participation as leaders. Offers training and events.

C
W

Higher Heights for America

Building a strategy to mobilize one million Black women and dollars by 2020s to harness their collective economic and voting power.

W

Running Start

Gives young women the skills they need to be leaders and achieve greater political power.

C
I

New American Leaders

Working towards an inclusive democracy by helping to elect first and second generation Americans.

C
W

Higher Heights for America

Building a strategy to mobilize one million Black women and dollars by 2020s to harness their collective economic and voting power.

C

Asian American Action Fund

Progressive political organization helping to elect and engages AAPIs in the political process.

+

Victory Institute

Working to achieve equality for the LGBTQIA+ community by building, supporting, and advancing diverse public leaders.

C
I

New American Leaders

Working towards an inclusive democracy by helping to elect first and second generation Americans.

G
P

Run For Something

Doing "whatever it takes to get more under-35 year-olds on the ballot" to ensure a progressive future.

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Asian American Action Fund

Progressive political organization helping to elect and engages AAPIs in the political process.

Articles

So You Want to Run for Office?

Here's How to Get Started.

-Elle

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Why Young Women Can’t Remain Silent

"The election has shaken me

to my core, and has made me realize

that I can't be silent and


just hope for the best."

-TeenVogue

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If You Want to Run for Office, Start With These Resources

Slate has compiled a list of


organizations offering candidate


training, campaign books,


and campaign service providers


-Slate

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The First Step to Electing More Democrats? Getting Them to Run

How one group is trying to channel

the Trump resistance into


political gains.

-Mother Jones

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A Five-Step Guide to Running for Office

Do I care about the issues affecting


my community?


Do I believe elected officials should be

working on behalf of their constituents?

Do I trust myself to fight

for my community if elected to office?

-Medium

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When Women Run, They Win

We need people from all kinds

of backgrounds representing us.


All you need is a passion


and a commitment to serve.

-Slate

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