As a participant in the program, local elected officials receive access to robust technical expertise in training and curriculum development, a network of values-aligned legislators who serve as trainers and mentors, and access to staff with a deep knowledge of the needs of state and local elected officials.
Despite large investments to get progressive candidates elected to office, very few resources exist to support these elected officials once they begin to govern. The skills you need to win an election (field, fundraising, communications) are not the same skills you need to govern effectively (e.g. policy analysis, constituent outreach, coalition management, parliamentary procedure, etc.). PGA exists to ensure that state and local elected officials that align with us have the resources, assets, tools, and skills that are needed to become powerful and effective leaders.