How to Run for Office: Keepers of the Keys (to the Democratic Party)

How to Get to Know the People You Need to Know

Oftentimes, campaigns are won because of the connections you make. No matter the size of the election, you’ll have to get to know the gatekeepers and the people who run the Democratic Party in your locality to really become a viable candidate in your race. Keepers of the Keys What are gatekeepers? Who are “party folks”? Essentially, these are the [...]

January 5th, 2018

How to Run for Office: Networking and Rolodexing

Break out that holiday card list again — it’s a great starting point for building your campaign rolodex.

You’re not going to win this election on your own. Your personal network is going to provide the foundation on which you are going to build your campaign. What exactly is a network? Your network is practically every person you’ve ever met or every person that you’ve formed a relationship with. And we mean ‘relationship’ in the broadest sense. Your [...]

January 4th, 2018

How to Run for Office: Your First Kitchen Cabinet Meeting

So, you’ve decided to run for office — or maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’re still on the fence considering your options. Enter: your kitchen cabinet. Your closest circle of advisors is an invaluable asset to your potential campaign. What exactly is a kitchen cabinet? In short, it’s a group of about 5–7 people usually made up of your trusted family and friends. [...]

January 3rd, 2018

How to Run for Office: 30 Steps to Getting Your Campaign Off the Ground

If you’re running for office (or even considering it) you’ve probably heard or read about the sheer number of first time candidates running. Getting your campaign started can be a daunting task, but that's why we're here. There’s a big blue wave coming in 2018. We know it is going to be beautiful and we want to help make it happen! [...]

January 2nd, 2018

How to Organize a Political Event

Seven Steps to Throwing a Party!

Because every good party starts with a how-to guide, right? At least, every decent political event should. To help you out, we’re going to break down the essential components of planning and hosting a political event and what you’ll need to engage your guests in your campaign. 1. Decide the purpose of your event If you’ve taken any of our [...]

October 25th, 2017

The Importance of Female Candidates

Ask A Woman To Run For Office

It’s no secret our president has a problem with women. He was elected on a platform that intentionally sets women back decades — and his blatant bragging about sexual assault didn’t hurt his poll numbers one iota. But the day after his inauguration, women fought back. In the largest coordinated protest in US history, 5 million people marched in solidarity against sexism, [...]

August 31st, 2017

Be like Obama: RUN FOR OFFICE

Meet Buffy Wicks, a key player in mobilizing support for President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, and organizer on his revolutionary 2008 campaign. Now that her days at the White House have come to a close, Wicks is running to represent her community in the California state assembly. Pegged as an outsider candidate, it doesn’t seem to shake her, in a [...]

August 4th, 2017

How to Write a Stump Speech

A solid stump speech can be one of the most effective tools you as a candidate have at your disposal. Once the campaign gets running, you may use it a dozen times or more in a single day. But every chance you have to speak, no matter how big or small the audience, is a chance to build relationships with [...]

June 26th, 2017