BLC retains and develops diverse campaign leaders who are essential to winning and building Democratic majorities.
BLC Delivers A True Competitive Advantage, Rooted in Diverse Leadership
12 month full-time employment with competitive salary, benefits, and other forms of financial support.
Intensive and intentional leadership development & skills training, on-demand and ongoing throughout the program.
Long-term campaign career path development.
In 2022, 2024, and for the foreseeable future, the national balance of power, both federally and in our states, is in the margins. Highly trained, culturally competent campaign leadership will make the difference.
BLC’s 2021 program is working to hold the majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.
BLC provides the investment, development, experience and network that enables the most talented and diverse campaign professionals to lead campaigns and win. This is a true competitive advantage.
“To win across the country we need people running campaigns that reflect the diversity of the Democratic electorate. That’s why Blue Leadership Collaborative is so important. BLC’s support of culturally competent managers will help us maintain and create majorities at the federal and state level for years to come.”
— Rep. Nancy Pelosi Speaker, US House of Representatives
“BLC completely changed my life. It gave me the skills to run a competitive campaign and afterwards provided additional resources to find my next job. What I really love about the program is that the mentorship doesn’t end when the cohort ends.”
— Patricia Olivares, BLC 2020
“The BLC has been the single experience that has most improved my professional career. From the soft skills training to the post-program career help, the BLC is unparalleled. I’m thrilled to say I’m still in touch with our fellows and trainers – this is a way to meet some of the top Democratic operatives in the country to share ideas and win!”
— Ajay Mohan, BLC 2019
“When I started BLC I felt like everyone was so much more experienced than me and that it would be years before I would be good enough to manage a campaign… Less than two months after BLC ended I was managing a campaign and not only enjoying it but excelling at it.”
— Alma Baker, BLC 2020
“We want the people electing Democrats to have the skills and knowledge we need to win – and that starts with investing in managers that look like and understand the communities we’re fighting for. BLC helps retain that talent and set them up for success. We are proud to partner with them in Virginia.”
— Del. Eileen Filler-Corn Speaker, VA House of Delegates
“So much talent in Democratic politics falls through the cracks when campaign jobs are scarce during off years, and it’s the people who can’t miss a paycheck that end up leaving. By paying managers of diverse backgrounds for an entire year instead of months, efforts from groups like BLC help keep talented leaders in the game.”
— Rep. Stephanie Murphy
“With an unprecedented investment early in the cycle in training talented managers and building infrastructure, BLC is setting Democrats up for victory in November in a way we have not seen before. We are so happy with the work they’re doing in Virginia.”
— Leslie Martes, VP of Political and Strategic Initiatives at the DLCC
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