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Nov 14, 2018
Swati Mylavarapu, Kate Catherall, & Ravi Gupta

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Nov 8, 2018
Abby Witt & Julia Leitner

How to shut down your campaign

Once the results of your race are final, all campaigns are created equal regardless of the outcome: they’re all finished.

Nov 7, 2018
Kate Catherall & Ravi Gupta

Last night

Last night, we elected a new generation of leaders.

Nov 1, 2018
Mónica Pérez

GOTV emergency response guide

GOTV emergencies can be planned for and practiced so the unpredictable is made manageable.

Oct 25, 2018
Han Nguyen

Digital content in the final stretch

Here are six recommendations for making your digital program run seamlessly in the final stretch.

Oct 22, 2018
Abby Witt

How to win your debate

For decades, Ron Klain and John Neffinger have advised candidates on how best to prepare for debates, including managing debate prep for the last five Democratic presidential candidates.

Oct 4, 2018
Catherine Tarsney

Targeting in the final stretch

Get Out The Vote (GOTV) programs are one of the best opportunities for impact in the final days before an election.

Sep 24, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

Crush the midterms

Make a plan to support up-and-coming candidates on the ballot in November with Crush the Midterms.

Sep 14, 2018
Ravi Gupta

Five for five

Last night, all five of our candidates on the ballot in New York won a historic victory.

Aug 29, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

More Arena PAC candidates win

To date, of our 33 candidates who’ve faced a primary election, 31 have advanced to the general election.

Aug 29, 2018
Abby Witt & Mónica Pérez

Arizona is ready to turn blue

In our Arizona plan, we noted it is “perhaps the most flippable state in the country.” Last night’s results confirm this.

Aug 20, 2018
Kate Catherall

Meet the latest Arena PAC Fellows

Today, we are excited to announce our latest Arena PAC Fellows.

Aug 17, 2018
Ravi Gupta

One year of partnership

One year ago, we announced a merger with Chorus Agency.

Aug 16, 2018
Kate Catherall

GOTV toolbox

We’ve added nine new (free) tools to our Campaign Toolbox.

Aug 3, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

We're growing

Over the past two months, we received contributions that have doubled the number of candidates we are able to support in 2018.

Jul 24, 2018
Kate Catherall

Arizona needs your help

The Arena PAC is making Arizona our highest priority state for 2018. Here's why.

Jul 13, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

The primaries so far

So far, 16 of 17 of our Fellows who faced a primary election won.

Jun 21, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

Introducing our campaign toolbox

The Arena Toolbox is a collection of tutorials, toolkits, and resources for campaign professionals to run a best-in-class campaign.

Jun 6, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

Three for three

Last night, three of our Fellows -- Jessica Morse, Josh Harder, and Andy Kim -- faced a decisive primary election. And all three won.

May 22, 2018
Ravi Gupta

Arena candidates sweep Texas + Georgia primaries

Tonight, four Arena Fellows were on the ballot in Texas and Georgia -- and all four won.

Apr 12, 2018
Ravi Gupta

Introducing the second class of Arena PAC candidates

We built our Fellowship to support the most promising of the next generation of candidates.

Apr 4, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

Welcome Santiago, Julia, and Christopher

We’re fired up to welcome three new staff members: Santiago Martinez, Julia Leitner, and Christopher Marte.

Mar 20, 2018
Kate Catherall

Arena original Lauren Underwood makes history

Lauren Underwood, an Arena candidate, has won her primary and is now the Democratic nominee for US Congress in the Illinois 14th District.

Mar 9, 2018
Lee Pedinoff

How are the Arena candidates doing?

We’ve worked with 21 candidates since we began our candidate support work, and are currently working with 10 candidates who are running for office in 2018. Here's an update on how they are performing.

Mar 7, 2018
Kate Catherall

Invest in more women of color in 2018

Women are running for office in record numbers. Yet women - especially women of color - continue to face enormous challenges.

Mar 7, 2018
Ravi Gupta

Gina shocks the establishment

Gina Ortiz Jones garnered more than double the votes of any of her four opponents in her primary election.

Nov 8, 2017
Kate Catherall & Ravi Gupta

To expand the map, expand our notion of “swing district”

In Virginia, we invested in eleven races — all seats currently held by Republicans — and most of which were considered unlikely Democratic pickups.

Oct 12, 2017
Kate Catherall

Expand the Virginia map

Now is the time to expand the map — and our conception of where our leaders come from.

Sep 26, 2017
Kate Catherall

Using your head to build a campaign with heart

Here are five tips for using your head to build a campaign with heart.

Sep 13, 2017
Ravi Gupta

Our first class of candidates

These leaders, all brave first-time candidates for elected office in 2018, were selected based on their ability to do the following: communicate their story and values, bridge across political parties and ideologies, grow and improve as leaders, and showcase strong and viable early-stage campaigns.

Sep 5, 2017
Ravi Gupta

The next Arena Summit

On December 8th and 9th, 2017 — the one-year anniversary of that first gathering — we will hold our fourth Arena Summit.

Aug 17, 2017
Ravi Gupta

Arena + Chorus join forces

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.

Aug 16, 2017
Lee Pedinoff

Low cost tech tools for upstart campaigns

Jul 30, 2017
Ravi Gupta

What campaigns can learn from Jeff Bezos

Amazon is dominating our lives and will soon dominate our politics.

Jul 18, 2017
Ravi Gupta

The Arena PAC Fellowship

Since the 2016 election, hundreds of members of The Arena community have pledged to run for office.

Jul 17, 2017
Lee Pedinoff

Introducing the Arena Job Board

On it, you’ll find jobs from organizations like Indivisible, DNC, ActBlue, NGP VAN — and many new campaigns.

Jun 21, 2017
Ravi Gupta

Thoughts on last night's election

Last night, Democrats narrowly lost two pickup opportunities in congressional special elections.