Build the Bench

Building the Bench of Democratic Candidates

The Pipeline Project is the North Carolina Democratic Party’s new program to recruit, train, and support candidates running for local office in the 2017 Special Election. Representative Graig Meyer (NC House District 50) has launched a Facebook Live series called “Our Shot” focused on building North Carolina’s bench, recruiting candidates, and organizing for the 2017 Special Election.  More info …

Camp Wellstone is the DNC’s flagship training program. Started in early 2003, Camp Wellstone (CW) is open to anyone interested in gaining practical skills in progressive political action. We train candidates, campaign workers, and organizers how to win progressive change.  More info

Emerge America inspires women to run and hones their skills to win. There goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.  More info

Igniting change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.  More info

Free campaign training for every Democratic candidate. Everywhere.  More Info


Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench. More info

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC, is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels. It engages in electoral work and issue advocacy work on democracy issues and for economic populist priorities. The PCCC has raised over $22 million in grassroots donations for its electoral and advocacy work, and directly for progressive candidates and committees.  More info