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The vast majority of the 520,000 elected offices nationwide are not significantly contested.
And many of those elected are not equipped or motivated to advance good governance.

We’re here to help you change that.

You have an opportunity to represent and serve your community.
Empowered To Run will guide and prepare you for the race and the job ahead.

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Demystify Your Run

Understand where you are in the process of running for office and determine your next steps.

Listen & Learn

Engage with your constituents.  Develop your shared values compass. Gain crucial knowledge & skills.


Make an informed decision to run. Match with people and other organizations who can help.

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