YOU CAN BE THE NEXT OBAMA ALUM TO RUN FOR OFFICE!
We are excited to hear about the many Obama alumni are answering the call to run for office and serve their communities! Recognizing that we share a set of values and experiences but not necessarily all of the same views, the Alumni Association sees our role as spreading awareness of alumni candidates, not endorsing them. However, the Alumni Association can help amplify your candidacy in these ways:
- Obama Alumni Website: After a brief vetting process, we will post information about your race on our website.
- Email List: We regularly send out information about which alumni are running to our email list.
- Regional Support: We recommend that you connect with a regional, agency or constituency group to ask for their support in promoting your fundraisers, canvasses and local events. All regional Obama/OFA alumni groups are listed here.
We also encourage you to check out some of the organizations below, many run or supported by Obama Alums!, who provide great support and guidance for progressive leadership or candidate training:
- The Arena
- The Collective PAC
- EMILY’s List
- New American Leaders
- New Leaders Council
- Run for Something
- Victory Institute
- Wellstone Action
- Women’s Campaign Fund
Slate has also compiled this helpful list of books, organizations, and companies as a starter kit: