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Running Start is a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for political office.

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In our programs, you’ll develop the confidence, capabilities, and connections you need to run for office and win.

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Tarina Ahuja, a woman wearing a gray blazer and black skirt, sits on a couch and converses with someone out of frame.

"Running Start's High School Program allowed me to become fearless and find a community in risk-taking.”

Tarina Ahuja, Alum

"Politics is not off limits for young women who want to change the world."

Susannah Wellford, CEO & Founder

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We’ll send you info about programs, events, networking, mentorship, and more!

By providing your cell phone number, you agree to receive calls and texts to your number from Running Start about issues and ways to get involved. Msg frequency varies. STOP to quit. Msg and data rates may apply.

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Running Start is a nonpartisan nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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