Running for office is hard. It takes a lot of work and commitment. But it could be the most rewarding thing you'll ever do -- and we're here to help.
Our National Candidate Training covers the A to Z's of running for office including identifying donors, hiring experienced staff, winning local endorsements, earning great press, motivating volunteers, polling, and more. Attendees have access to a resource fair where they can have professional head-shots taken, consult with compliance experts, and practice their on-camera speaking skills. It's a valuable opportunity for all candidates, regardless of experience level.
But most importantly, candidates who attend will meet other progressives from all over the country, making useful connections and gaining an understanding of themselves as part of something larger. We're not just training candidates in the nuts and bolts; we're building a movement.
"The P100 Training helped me hone my campaign skills and learn new tactics to make me not only a better Field Director but a better all around campaigner. If you want to make a career in politics this training is a shouldn't miss for anyone wanting to work in progressive campaigns". -- Ben Young, Field Director Daylin Leach for Congresst
"When I was considering a run for Congress, I spoke to the PCCC about my fear of fundraising. They suggested I take their Finance Training. So I spent the weekend honing my campaign finance skills with their talented trainers who gave me the confidence to pick up the phone!" -- Barbara McIlvaine Smith, Former PA State Representative