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There are hundreds of elected offices in Orange County. Our team can help you find an office that’s right for you.
Your contribution helps us mobilize voters, reach deep in to our communities, and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
Whether you want to run campaigns or run for office, training will get you there.
Prepare to Run: Build Your First Plan
Are you ready to run for office? How does it work?
Learn the essentials of campaigning by joining the National Democratic Training Committee’s “30-Day Challenge”: https://traindemocrats.org/ndtc-30-day-challenge/
DPOC Training: Blue U
In 2021, OC Democrats launched “Blue U,” an Orange County-focused training series to help local candidates build successful campaigns. Get on the list: If you are a Democrat thinking of running for office in Orange County, fill out this form or please contact us as soon as possible.
Local, State and National Training Programs in Politics and Civics
Contact organizations directly for details.
- North Orange County 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
- 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
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