Larry Tramutola founder of Tramutola Advisors is recognized as one of the country’s top political strategists. Larry is an expert on grassroots organizing, political strategy, and is regarded as one of the country’s top experts in passing difficult tax measures. Larry is an adviser to mayors and elected officials of all levels and his list of clients includes school districts, community colleges, hospitals, healthcare organizations, cities, counties, and transit agencies. Larry has helped clients win over 500 elections including 254 tax elections (most requiring 66.7% voter approval) that have produced more than $30 billion in community improvements.
Larry recognized that there is was no institution that actually provided training for political campaign organizers. In 2010 he founded TOLA The Oraganzing and Leadership Academy. TOLA’S mission is to train the next generation in the art of grassroots organizing and leadership.
The Organizing & Leadership Academy (TOLA) was developed to be a rigorous “hands-on” training program for individuals interested and motivated to pursue a career in organizing. TOLA recruits and trains people to become successful organizers. The TOLA program is effective. TOLA graduates are working in labor unions, non-profits, immigrant rights organizations and political campaigns.
Finding and training people who can develop into quality organizers, can be frustrating, expensive, and sometimes impossible. Too often inexperienced organizers have neither the personal discipline nor have mastered the basic fundamentals of organizing to be effective.
Meet Larry and TOLA Graduates