Academy - Learn how to run for office

Join our free webinar to discover how you can run for office and make a real impact in your community.
helping independents run and win
Elected leaders

Turning community leaders into elected officials

A 90-minute webinar designed to guide you in the basics of running for public office and the free tools provides to help you continue on your journey. Meet our team so we can get to know you and your goals!

  • Free and easy
  • Practical skills & real-world insights
  • On demand
Elected leaders

Why Academy


Expert Insight

Advice from seasoned
political professionals

Actionable plan

Get a complete look at all
phases of running for office

Winning results

100+ candidates supported


We're investing in the next
generation of leaders - You!

Our campaigning experts

Jared Alper

Jared Alper


Jared is a political strategist who has managed or served in senior strategic roles on over a dozen campaigns for US Senate, US House, state legislative and local offices across the United States.
Rob Booth

Rob Booth


Rob has nearly 20 years of experience running and winning over 150 electoral, legislative, and ballot campaigns. He has organized everything from local races to presidential campaigns, helped pioneer deep-canvassing during the marriage equality movement, and helped build RepresentUs' volunteer network from the ground up. Rob also led several successful ballot measure efforts as the National Field Director at RepresentUs.

Our curriculum

Here's what you can expect in our course designed to help you explore, prepare, and ultimately run for office.


Finding your “why”

The most important aspect of a political campaign is the reason why you're running. We'll help you find your "why" and how to message it to your supporters.

Crafting your campaign plan

Planning a campaign means building a team, building your platform, raising money, and prioritizing your time effectively. We'll cover this and help you create a personalized plan.

Running, winning, and serving

Campaigns are both art and science. We'll help you devise the tactics and messaging you'll use to reach voters and offer advice about how to be a strong representative for your community.

Session dates

Thursday, December 14th, 2023 @ 9am PST
Friday, December 15th, 2023 @ 10am PST
Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 @ 1pm PST
More dates coming soon!

See what our graduates are saying

Victoria - School Teacher, NC
Either we can complain about it, or we can do something about it. Toward the beginning of this year, I decided to get off the sidelines and make a decision to run for office.
Victoria - School Teacher, NC
Breanna - Startup Founder, TN Academy is a good place to go if you've been thinking about running for office, you're curious about it, or if you want to be supportive of those that will run outside the two-party system. It's a great place to start and win.
Breanna - Startup Founder, TN
Carlos - Regulatory Writer, TN
As you go through life and get older and realize the people in charge are not doing a great job… then you start to question, Okay well, why not me then?
Carlos - Regulatory Writer, TN

Join our community is open to everyone from all walks of life. The program is built for people eager to serve their community independent of partisanship and special interests. Join up to meet people from all over the political spectrum passionate about building community power!

Graduate spotlight

Carlos Rousselin
Carlos Rousselin
Carlos Rousselin, a pharmaceutical scientist from Nashville, Tennessee, began wondering whether he should run for local office after learning about Academy.
Read more about Carlos Rousselin
Breanna Stott
Breanna Stott
After discovering GPA on Instagram, Stott connected with the vision of — working to make people matter more than money in our democracy.
Read more about Breanna Stott
Victoria Masika
Victoria Masika
Since announcing her run in early July, Masika has become one of the first candidates in North Carolina to affiliate with the Forward Party.
Read more about Victoria Masika