Campaign Training for Candidates and Organizers
Whether you want to run campaigns or run for office, training will get you there, and we’re here to help. If you are a Democrat thinking of running for office in Orange County, please contact us as soon as possible. We also strongly encourage new and potential candidates to join training programs.
To help expand our party and build for the future, we collaborate with training experts to host training events for OC Democrats. Watch our Facebook page for upcoming events.
Local, State and National Training Programs in Politics and Civics
Contact organizations directly for details — Information subject to change.
- CA39 Bench Project*
- National Women’s Political Caucus of Orange County*
- WE Lead OC*
- Emerge CA*
- National Democratic Training Committee: Free Online Training for Democrats
- OC Registrar of Voters Election Academy (Non-Partisan)
- DNC Best Practices Institute – Free Campaign Training for Democrats
- Wellstone (now called re:power)
- Democracy For America
- She Should Run
- Progressive Change Campaign Committee
- Victory Institute (specializing for LGBT Candidates)
- New American Leaders Project (specializing for Immigrant Candidates)
- New Politics Training (specializing for Veterans Running for Office)
- Veterans Campaign (specializing for Veterans Running for Office)
*Orange County-based or California-based program
Useful Links & Resources
- Orange County Registrar of Voters: Resource Library for Candidates
- File your Candidacy with the Registrar of Voters
- Are you Qualified? Learn the Qualifications
- Learn how to follow requirements for Financial Filings
- Campaign Financial Disclosure Rules
- Introduction to Local Government and How it Works
- Resource Guide for County Supervisors
Know a resource we should include on this page? Please contact us.