Run Now: Accelerate Your political power

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Run Now: Accelerate Your Political Power is a 10-week cohort-based virtual training to expedite your path to political leadership.

You'll learn every aspect of running your first campaign - from fundraising to endorsements to articulating your personal call to service and more. You'll meet with elected officials from your community as well as campaign consultants who will help you plan. 

Application deadline: September 4 at 11:59 pm PT

Facilitator - Kimberly Ellis

Named the most powerful, unelected person in California Democratic politics by the Sacramento Bee, Kimberly Ellis is the former Executive Director of Emerge California, the state’s most effective training program for Democratic women who run for office. For nearly a decade, Kimberly led the California affiliate with incredible success, growing what had been a regional training program into a statewide electoral powerhouse for Democratic women, earning her the reputation for revolutionizing Democratic politics in the Golden State. A nationally recognized Progressive leader, in 2017 (and again in 2019), Kimberly emerged on the national stage as the first African American to run to be the Chair of the California Democratic Party, mounting historic and acclaimed campaigns that turned a once sleepy and widely unknown election into one of the most watched and hotly contested elections in Democratic politics. Kimberly has appeared on syndicated television and radio, frequently having been interviewed by leading political media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Associated Press. In 2018, Kimberly founded and launched Unbought - Unbossed (UnB2), an incubator for the next generation of political disruptors. 

Series Dates & Details

We have four cohorts:

  • Georgia
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Not in these 3 states? Join our national cohort!


All cohorts will go through the following sessions. 

Week 1: Why Run Now?

Week 2: Target Your Seat

Week 3: Campaign 101: The Big Picture

Week 4: Fundraise without Fear

Week 5: Communicate Your Call to Service

Week 6: Talk to Voters 

Week 7: Talk to Voters Online

Week 8: Get Endorsed! 

Week 9: Manage Your Money

Week 10: Ready, Set, Go! 


Dates and times are unique to each cohort. See below for cohort dates and times. 

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