Who We Are
We’re a team of organizers, strategists, and technologists dedicated to building transformative political power.
We’re transforming how we think about power, who holds it, and how we wield it in our communities—we’re looking at power at every level and speaking truth to it.
What We Do
We offer training and strategic support to BIPOC leaders and community organizations across the progressive ecosystem, focusing on movements, technology, civic engagement, governance, and women of color leadership.
Our Movement Building programs train community and labor organizers, activists and those who are building power in the grassroots domain.
Our Movement Technology courses focus on equipping movement leaders with digital organizing and data management and analytics skills necessary to support electoral campaigns and issue-based organizing.
Within the field of Civic Engagement, we train campaigners and candidates running for public office as well as individuals and organizations looking to engage their communities to action.
Our Governance programs train and support progressive legislators who are newly elected to office as well as seasoned elected officials who are looking to learn new skills.
Women of Color Leadership
Our new Women of Color Leadership programs will create learning spaces designed specifically for women of color, not only for skills development but also for building relationships and fostering resilience.
Upcoming Events & Trainings
Join re:power and special guests, Shanay Watson-Whittaker and Prentiss Haney, for a free webinar to learn more about opportunities, challenges, lessons and best practices to build power in the current political landscape. Continue reading
This is a crash course in “movement data,” with a deep dive into data for legislative advocacy and organizing (including distributed organizing). Over the course of three weeks, participants will practice building an organizing plan with metric goals, learn how models work, and develop tests. Continue reading
We’re excited to build a future of inclusive politics where decisions about our communities are made by our communities at all levels.
Inclusive politics is a framework that makes space and creates structures for the leadership, needs, and victories of who we have identified as our communities: primarily people of color, and specifically, women of color. It means that those lived experiences, perspectives, and ideas are represented in our government and power structures.
How We Do It
re: building political power
We believe in co-creating with action-oriented partners to expand the ways people think about politics.
We believe in expanding our definition of justice to confront interconnected systems of oppression that keep us from our liberation.
re: local leadership
We believe that by rooting our work in local communities we can cultivate leaders that authentically reflect and serve the communities they most impact.
We believe in using technology as a space to build power with diverse leaders.
We believe that real wins shift the narrative and support change over the long-term—how we do the work matters as much as the outcome.
Where We’ve Been
Since 2003, we have supported thousands of candidates, elected officials, campaign managers, and community organizers from across the country through training, coaching, facilitation, campaigning, and capacity building.
We started off as Wellstone Action. Now, as re:power, we’ve transformed into what we believe the movement needs: an expansion of what justice looks like for our people through a framework of inclusive politics. We’re offering a different narrative of who is a leader, who participates in politics, and what outcomes we are fighting for.
2021 Program Statistics
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