Helping campaigns rack up wins for democracy

Democracy Leaders brings together campaigners, organizers, and communicators from top Democracy Reform efforts around the country for an intensive legislative campaign training.

Sharing what works best

If you are running a campaign, you don’t have to start from scratch.

In our Democracy Leaders Training Series, we’ll share with campaign leaders everything we’ve learned over our 10+ years of supporting winning campaigns all across the country.

Our next training will begin later in 2024. Interested? 👇

About the Training

During the Democracy Leaders Training Series, we will strengthen our collective work for a stronger democracy and better choices at the ballot box for all Americans.

Participants will receive:

  • Nine weekly one-hour training sessions to workshop campaign skills, learn from common pitfalls, and practice developing a winning strategy
  • A book of materials, templates, examples and more that they can immediately use and implement in their legislative campaigns
  • A supportive community of peers to learn from and collaborate with for current and future campaigns.

Meet Your Facilitator

Amanda Pustz is an experienced organizer located in Madison, Wisconsin. She began her career organizing middle and high school classrooms as a history teacher as well as advising student advocacy groups after graduating from Kalamazoo College. State and national events pulled her to get politically involved, both with her teachers’ union and with electoral politics…[full bio]


This workbook is designed to equip campaign leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to win campaigns in state legislatures and was created as part of the Democracy Leaders Training series.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Information needed to develop a winning strategy and a campaign’s pathway to victory
  • How to implement your strategy
  • The external efforts you need to consider to influence legislators
  • And ways to evaluate your success and take next step

We’ve made the workbook available for free to help you run your campaign!