Get your official Run for Something gear!
You’re ready to build a bench of young progressives. Now tell everyone you meet that they should Run for Something with our brand-new t-shirts, buttons, and even “Crawl for Something” onesies.
Please note: All sizes are unisex, and 100% of proceeds will go toward recruiting and supporting talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
By Amanda Litman
On January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day, we launched Run for Something, a political action committee dedicated to helping young people run for office by lowering the barriers to entry. We launched a website, opened up a bank account, filled out the paperwork, and sent a press release to a list we acquired from some friends in PR. Then we emailed our friends, posted on Facebook, and crossed our fingers.
The immediate reaction was astounding. Thousands and thousands of people signed up to say they want to run for office. Volunteers started dedicating hours of their weeks to talk to people about running. Hundreds of Obama, Clinton, and Bernie Sanders campaign alumni joined folks from across the progressive movement to mentor our candidates for free. We’re supporting our candidates with resources and funding—and, already, it’s making a difference in school board, city council, and state legislative races across the country.
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