Gina Ortiz Jones is running for Congress in Texas’ 23rd District.
Gina is a first generation American and the daughter of a single mom. She served as an Air Force Officer in Iraq, and went on to work in national security in many levels of the government during the Obama administration and the transition to the Trump administration.
Gina talks about serving in the military, why she’s running, and some of the challenges she has faced so far in her campaign.
Gina is also an Arena Fellow....
Stacey Abrams has taken a big step into the arena as a candidate for Governor of Georgia.
She’s currently serves in Georgia’s General Assembly as the Minority Leader and Representative from the 89th District.
If elected, she will become the first black female governor in the US.
Stacey has an amazing story. She was President of her class at Spelman and graduated from Yale Law School as a Truman Scholar. She’s also the daughter of two ministers.
We talk about a wide range of topics -...
Welcome to a special, emergency edition of The Arena Talks.
We recorded this episode late in the evening of October 30th - the day Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed charges against Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two other associates.
We welcome a special guest, Anthony Vitarelli, to talk about those charges. He’s a former attorney for the US Department of Justice and former Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of the Treasury. He began his legal career clerking for...
John Anzalone has over 25 years of polling experience. He has polled for the Obama campaigns in 2008 and 2012, the Hilary Clinton campaign in 2016, plus dozens of US Senators, Governors, and members of Congress.
Most recently, he polled for North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the fight against the state’s anti-LGBT laws.
In the last two decades, he has helped beat more incumbent Republicans and win back more Republican seats than any other pollster in the nation.
Jessica is a candidate for Congress in California’s 4th District.
Jessica and her family have lived in this district — the Sierra foothills — for five generations.
Before entering the arena and running for Congress, she built a career in national security.
We talk about everything from forest fire prevention to reaching across the aisle to appeal to voters from different parties.
Jessica is part of our inaugural class of Arena Fellows. She’s someone we truly believe in, and think she...
Michael Tubbs is the Mayor of Stockton, California. He’s also one of the youngest in America.
Michael talks about his rise through adversity in Stockton, his first campaign to unseat an incumbent City Council Member, and then his next campaign to unseat another incumbent to become one of the youngest Mayors in America.
Michael is active on Twitter. Follow him to learn more.
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Brian Schatz is a US Senator from Hawaii. He’s one of the youngest people in the Senate, and has been one of the most vocal opponents of President Trump’s policies.
Brian talks about his decision to run for office when he was only 25 years old, how his father called attention to the notorious and racist Tuskegee syphilis experiments, his new bill to allow consumers to choose to buy-in to Medicaid, and the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare.
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Kevin Madden is running for County Council in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.
We first met Kevin at the Arena Summit in Nashville in December 2016, a few weeks after the Presidential election. Kevin was one of the first people there to raise his hand to commit to enter the arena and run for office.
And now it’s real. Kevin’s election is only a few weeks away on November 7th. Kevin is running to fight back against the opaque political and patronage machine that...