RUN FOR OFFICE

Tackling climate change and environmental injustice in Georgia is a big job. We need leaders like you to run office to fight for a brighter future.

Georgia needs fresh leadership at every level of government. The people of Georgia face threats to the air, water, and land that our families and communities depend on every day. For too long, too many leaders have prioritized the interests of big polluters in our state over the health and wellbeing of our people and planet. We need leaders who will fight for cleaner water, cleaner air, expanding renewable energy, and more. We need leaders who understand that thriving communities start with a thriving environment—and a thriving democracy.

As a resident of Georgia, you have a unique and valuable perspective on the issues facing your community. Take a moment to think… what environmental issues have shown up in your life? How have you taken action or shown leadership in addressing the issue? What more do you think can be done? By running for office, you’ll have an opportunity to share your vision, listen, and learn from your community. 

Want to run but not sure how to get started? Check out the resources below!

Runforoffice.org

Take a moment to explore runforoffice.org, a free database of all currently open positions that you may be eligible to run for, where you can quickly and easily know where there are open positions and for what. After that, it’s just a matter of taking the plunge.

Run for Something

Run for Something has great resources and guides for how to run for office, including a Georgia-specific guide here.

Arena

Arena is an organization that trains and supports the next generation of campaigners. They have a fantastic online toolbox here with all kinds of templates and guides for candidates and staffers that are just kicking off their campaigns.

Represent GA

RepGA is a statewide leadership development HUB that is working to elevate candidates that are committed to addressing structural and racial inequities. Check out their website here to see what kind of local resources and events they have for prospective candidates

Resources for Women

Are you a woman running for office? If you’re a Democratic candidate, check out Emerge Georgia here to apply for one of their next leadership boot camps. HerTerm is another Georgia-based organization focused on electing progressive women into office through coaching and endorsements. And if you’re a woman of color running for office, check out these specific organizations that may be willing to support your race.

Upcoming Candidate Training Opportunities

WEBINAR: Running for Office? Learn about LCV’s Policy Priorities – Oct 21, 2021

Ever wondered how endorsers evaluate the candidates they endorse? Join us as we share LCV’s policy priorities (as well as those of our state affiliates). This will be especially helpful for folks who are considering a run for office, to learn how LCV and its state affiliates evaluate candidates and their commitment to our priorities.