Working Culture


Political leadership is a concept central to understanding political processes and outcomes, yet its definition is elusive. Many disciplines have contributed to the study of leadership, including political theory, history, psychology and management studies. Political Leadership reviews the contributions of these disciplines and overall performance/contributions to the party.

Public and political leadership in our country has rarely reflected the communities and constituencies it serves. And many potential leaders feel excluded from candidate selection and political work.

Communities want leaders who are in touch with their needs, who can advocate for change from a place of common experience. If our goal is to have real policies that impact real people, we have to start with real people making those policies.


We believe all communities deserve leaders who represent the demographics and identities of the broader public - leaders who reflect the desires of our communities, collaborate with movements, and have the skills to govern effectively.

Crucially, this work is about more than winning one campaign at a time. Each election is an opportunity to bring more people into the progressive movement and to influence the minds of people towards a liberal approach. From candidates and campaign staff to volunteers and organizers, weíre building leadership in our movement that can transform the country, the way it thinks and its people.