The Brown Girls Guide to Politics is proud to participate in National Run For Office Day! We know that if we want to see a more reflective democracy, we need more women of color running for office.
The midterms election had historic wins for women of color with the first Indigenous women serving in Congress, the first Muslim women in Congress, the first Latinas to represent Texas in Congress, and many more historic wins at the state and local level.
While we know we need more women of color running for office, we also need more women of color campaign staff, activists, and volunteers. Below you will find some resources to help you along your political journey.
Annie's List - For 15 years, Annie’s List has helped prepare progressive women run for office in Texas
Black Campaign School by The Collective PAC - Trains the next generation of Black campaign staff and leaders
Congressional Black Caucus Institute Boot Camp - This highly-acclaimed intensive leadership development program is designed to help participants who want to become leaders, strategists, and key staff members
Democracy for America - Recruits and train progressive candidates to run for office and win at every level of government
Eleanor's Legacy - Eleanor’s Legacy increases women’s participation in New York Democratic politics by providing political training and leadership development
Emerge America - Recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office through an in-depth 70-hour training program and an ongoing network of support
EMILY's List - Run to Win is a national recruitment and training program focused on helping pro-choice Democratic women around the country run for office—and win. Visit the EMILY's List Training Center for online tools to run a winning campaign
IGNITE National - IGNITE encourages young women to actively engage in the political process and assert and demonstrate their beliefs in the public arena
Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership Training Academy - The IWIL Training Academy prepares and propels women to pursue elected and appointed positions to advance progressive, Democratic ideals
Latino Leadership Institute - The Latino Leadership Institute Academy focuses on hands-on training in electoral campaigns
Lillian's List - Lillian’s List recruits, trains and supports progressive women, who are champions of reproductive freedom and equity for women, to run for public office in North Carolina
National Democratic Training Committee - NDTC trainings are available to any Democrat or Progressive looking to make a change in their community. No litmus test. No cost
New American Leaders - Training and inspiring immigrant leaders of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to run for office
New Leaders Council - The NLC Institute is the leading leadership development program for progressive young professionals across the country
New Politics - New Politics reinvigorates our democracy by recruiting, developing, and electing servant leaders who exemplify courage, integrity, and empathy
New Politics Leadership Academy - Helping military and national service veterans run for office so we can fix our politics
Progressive Change Campaign Committee - In-person and online tools allow anyone to run a best-practices campaign at the push of a button
Ready to Run by CAWP - Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage and train women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in another way
Resistance School - The first free digital training platform for civic engagement and community organizing
Rise to Run - A movement to mobilize young progressive women to run for office
Run for Office - Search over 131,749 elected offices across the USA
Run for Something - Run for Something recruits and supports young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future
Ruth's List Florida - Dedicated to building a progressive Florida by recruiting Democratic women and helping them win elections to key state and local positions around Florida
The Arena PAC Toolbox - The Arena PAC Campaign Toolbox is a collection of toolkits, tutorials, and templates for building winning campaigns
The BLUE Institute - BLUE Institute is designed to train millennials of color seeking to become leaders, strategists and key staff members of progressive electoral campaigns
Truman National Security Project - Taught by certified trainers and policy experts, Truman trainers cover everything from cybersecurity to public speaking in an engaging and interactive format
She Should Run "Incubator" - The Incubator is a set of online courses that help you develop practical skills and give context for what matters most through the lens of public service Visit Pinpoint, an interactive tool that allows you to find and share valuable educational resources that focus on running and serving in elected office
Victory Institute - Through training programs, the Victory Institute is identifying and preparing a diverse pipeline of future LGBTQ leaders to advance equality
VoteRunLead - VoteRunLead trains women to run for political office and win
Wellstone - Opening doors for those who never thought their leadership was possible, and teaching valuable electoral skills to both candidates and campaign staff.