Running for Office? Tell Us about it!
How OFA Alumni can support you
We are excited to hear about how many Obama alumni are answering the call to run for office and serve their communities! While we may share a set of values and experiences, the Alumni Association sees our role as spreading awareness of candidates, not endorsing them. We can present information on candidates, but will not presume to speak for the entire alumni community. With that said, the Alumni Association can help amplify your candidacy in these ways:
- Candidate Update Emails: We will send out information about your race in our Candidate Update Emails.
- Obama Alumni Website: After a brief vetting process, we will post information about your race on our website.
- Regional Support: We recommend that you connect with a regional group near you to ask for their support in promoting your fundraisers, canvasses and local events. All regional Obama/OFA alumni groups are listed here.
Resources for candidates
These organizations provide great support and guidance for progressive leadership or candidate training.
- Run for Something
- EMILY's List
- New American Leaders
- New Leaders Council
- Wellstone Action
- Women's Campaign Fund
Slate also compiled this helpful list of books, organizations, and companies as a starter kit: