In 2020, the entire House of Representatives, one third of the Senate, the Presidency, and hundreds of state legislative seats were up for grabs. Recognizing the importance of investing in Democratic gains at the state level, we partnered with Future Now Fund to target state legislative races in five key swing states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas.
We applied Future Now Fund’s proven district analysis to 133 potentially competitive districts across these five states to identify where our support could be the difference between a win and a loss.
We helped raise nearly $6 million for 84 candidates to address strategic gaps and budget deficits in staffing and voter contact programs.
We matched 133 Arena Academy graduates with jobs on campaigns in our five target states, and supported them through ongoing 1:1 coaching.
Our deep and longstanding partnerships with campaigns, caucuses, and legislative leadership in each state enabled us to identify staffing and other needs.
Flip a chamber
13 Democrats / 17 Republicans
29 Democrats / 31 Republicans
In Arizona, the current governing majority has led a coordinated, multi-year effort to undermine fundamental democratic processes and Arizonans’ ability to get a good education and quality healthcare.
In 2020, the entire House and Senate are up for election and just two seats in the Senate and one seat in the House will break the current majority. If Democrats win two House seats they will control the chamber outright for the first time in five decades.
Republicans have spent decades cultivating talent and investing for the long run, and right now we’re paying the price. Republicans control 30 state legislatures, 28 governors mansions, and are just a few seats away from regaining control of Congress. Together with an activist Supreme Court, they’re enacting policies that turn back progress on everything from abortion to voting rights to climate change.
Arena is building a new generation of political leaders who will lead the fight to save our democracy and build progressive power for the long run. It’s going to take all of us to make change. Join us in this work.
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