Who We Are
We’re a team of organizers, strategists, and technologists dedicated to building a liberated multi-racial democracy.
re:power exists to build a critical mass of social justice movements and their leaders who embody the ideology and practice of liberatory organizing, an organizing practice that is pro-Black and grounded in community, collective action, and abundance.
What We Do
We work towards our vision by offering training and strategic support to leaders and organizations across the progressive ecosystem with base building as the cornerstone of sustainable organizing and power building.
Our work is meant to help individuals and organizations strengthen strategy, develop skills in a community of practice, and foster the resilience required to view our work with the lens of a long-arc of progress.
Our Movement Building programs support grassroots, issue-based organizers and organizations through trainings on story, structure, and strategy.
Our Movement Technology trainings are democratizing the use of digital and data strategies, practices, and tools to organize and build power online and offline.
In this program we are skilling up organizers, policymakers, and candidates to utilize civic engagement as a tool that builds political power during and beyond election cycles, including trainings on the role of state courts as key decision makers.
Our governance programs supports newly elected officials through the Progressive Governance Academy to build power with peers and local movement actors, while also strengthening their skills in governance for a lifelong career in public leadership.
Women of Color Leadership
Our new Women of Color Leadership programs are creating a robust pipeline of our future leaders by covering skills development, relationship building, and fostering resilience.
Upcoming Events & Trainings
Strategy is hard coded into our bodies. The question for organizers is: how do we become intentional about developing strategies that bring more people in, enable new people to take leadership, and that can be learned from so you can improve each time. Continue reading
In this course, participants will learn the public narrative framework and will develop stories about why they are called to leadership (“story of self”), how their values are connected to the collective values of their communities (“story of us”), and what challenges to our values demand urgent action (“story of now”). Continue reading
We’re excited to build a liberated multi-racial democracy, free from the oppressive systems of white supremacy and patriarchy.
Our vision upholds the idea that a multiracial democracy is the “north star” towards which the coalition we call our Progressive Movement should be striving, and it names our conviction that such a democracy is premised on liberation from white supremacy and patriarchy.
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’re proud to have supported over 100,000 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 and now—as re:power, we’ve transformed into what we believe the movement needs: a Pro-Black organization centering women of color and trans and gender-expansive people of color that is focused on fortifying our organizations and leaders for the big battles that lie ahead of us.
Since 2019, Karundi Williams, our first Black woman Executive Director, has been leading our small but powerful organization to success. Over the last four years, we have deepened our commitment to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) organizers through an intentional focus on BIPOC, especially women of color and trans and gender expansive people of color. In 2022, we finalized a new strategic vision and direction which we are now actively working to implement over the next five years.
Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color attendees