Candidate Support: COVID-19

​Coronavirus (COVID-19) ​is forc​ing​ campaigns​ to shift the way ​we do business. No more door-knocking, no more in-person events: for the foreseeable future​ most candidates will have to ​find new ways to reach voters where they are.

Despite all odds, thousands of young, progressive candidates are continuing to organize. ​With the help of a large community of other progressive organizations, we’re ​keeping a ​running ​list of resources to ​help candidates navigate their new reality.

Check out our resources for candidates below. We’ll continue updating as we go.​ (Page last updated 4/3/2020, 10:36 AM ET).​

Crowdsourced Candidate Ideas

This table represents an ongoing collection of ideas from candidates, campaigns, and elected officials nationwide of how to respond to this pandemic. Here’s how you can use this resource:

  1. Refer to this table of examples if you’re looking for ideas and best practices to keep your community and supporters engaged. Add a filter to “Type of Strategy” to look for the topic that best meets your needs.
  2. Trying something new on your campaign? Use this simple submission form to add your own idea to the table, so others can learn from your experiences.

Crowdsourced Candidate Ideas

The basics on COVID-19 for candidates running virtual campaigns at any level

Trainings and webinars providing guidance on how to run in a crisis

Creating your community of supporters — voters, staff, volunteers, other candidates — without meeting face to face.


Tips and resources on how to host fundraisers and events from your couch

Social Media? Press? Paid Digital Ads? All right here.

Detailed policy resources for state legislators

Have questions or suggestions? Email hello@runforsomething.net with the subject line: “COVID-19 Candidate Support.”

To receive up-to-date alerts on new virtual opportunities for candidates, text “Resources” to 30644.

Resources Provided By:

BallotReady

ActionSprout

Tech For Campaigns

Race Class Narrative

Flexible support like this is going to be absolutely critical as we navigate this crisis.

If you can chip in a few dollars to make sure we can keep this up, please do.