50 State School Board Strategy

Run for Something is recruiting and supporting candidates for school board in as many places and in as many races as possible.

In September 2023, we launched the 50 State School Board Strategy, which over the next few years will become a nationwide strategy to go head-to-head with Moms for Liberty and other far-right groups working to brainwash kids and kill public education.

Why is Run for Something taking action on school boards?

The GOP has invested immense resources to win school and library board elections. Outside “grassroots” organizations like Moms for Liberty and the 1776 PAC have partnered with establishment conservative organizations like the Leadership Institute to recruit, train, and support candidates for school boards, all funded by GOP mega-donors.

Once they win, they’re using the power of these offices to ban books, fire teachers and administrators, end diversity and equity programs, make schools dangerous for LGBTQ+ kids, and reject curriculums that reckon with America’s history.

We started the 50 State School Board Strategy to fight back and recruit and train young, diverse progressive candidates for school board.

There are more than 80,000 elected school board positions across the country, with elections for approximately 20-25% of them happening each year.

That’s why we’re building toward a 50-state strategy that will position us to fight back against Moms for Liberty and other far-right groups. 

Want to be a part of the 50 State School Board Strategy? Chip in to help us recruit and support school board candidates who will help our children thrive.