TRAMUTOLA

Political Strategists

English / Spanish

Welcome to Tramutola. People come to us looking for candid political advice, and a desire to build community support for a variety of important causes.

Welcome to Tramutola. People come to us looking for candid political advice, and a desire to build community support for a variety of important causes.

Phone 510-658-7003
Fax 510-658-7302
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Phone 510-658-7003
Fax 510-658-7302
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Organizing for People

"Tramutola provides effective political strategy for our clients, including everything from TV to direct mail to grassroots organizing, to ensure that they are successful. We have a wide range of clients from school districts, to cities, candidates, healthcare and development projects. We are skilled at problem solving, whether it be for tax elections, ballot measures, or community outreach.

With a staff of bilingual organizers, we are able to conduct trainings on organizing and community engagement in both English and Spanish. It's rewarding to be able to bridge economic, cultural, and language barriers to inspire people to make improvements in their communities."

- Lolís Ramirez

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Our Commitment

"Sometimes people define us as a political strategy firm, or a political consulting firm. I try to stay away from labels and not define ourselves that narrowly. We work with people and organizations that have significant problems they need to address. The people who come to us want to make a difference in their communities, but need help.

Our work is based on organizing lessons learned from the Civil Rights and farm workers movements. And it's been honed from my experience managing hundreds of successful campaigns.

When people contact us they want to win, but I want to know why they want to win and what commitment they have to winning. Winning takes effort, and we focus on action that will lead to success by providing structure, focus, and discipline. In the end, our goal is to be successful and have people say, 'We did it ourselves!' "

- Larry Tramutola


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Making a Difference

"Working at Tramutola and TOLA I've learned that person-to-person contact is central to organizing. It is not easy to go door-to-door every day or to make phone calls every night. Organizers have to be passionate about their work, with a single-minded commitment to making change.

I am proud to be the director of TOLA. The Organizing and Leadership Academy's mission is to train the next generation of organizers and leaders. I graduated from the first TOLA class and have been involved in the program ever since. TOLA is a rigorous non-ideological "hands-on" training program for individuals motivated to pursue a career in organizing. The sixteen-week program is demanding and effective. TOLA teaches fundamental organizing skills, from self-organization - to recruiting volunteers - to managing a complex organizing project."

To learn more about TOLA go to: www.tolacademy.org

- Christian Garcia

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Training the Next Generation

TOLA's (The Organizing and Leadership Academy's) mission is to train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders. In communities around the country, effective organizers have sparked the civil rights movement, efforts to improve schools, and economic development.

TOLA is a rigorous non-ideological "hands-on" training program for individuals interested and motivated to pursue a career in organizing. The sixteen-week program is demanding and effective. Too often, inexperienced organizers put into real world situations have neither the personal discipline, nor have mastered the basic fundamentals of organizing to be effective. TOLA teaches these fundamental skills.

Fred Ross, Sr., one of our country's greatest organizers said that learning to organize is a life long process - and to learn you need to be hands-on in the real world, working on real problems. TOLA is based on Fred's teachings and today TOLA graduates are working in labor unions, non-profits, immigrant rights organizations, and political campaigns.

To learn more about TOLA go to: www.tolacademy.org