In Episode 60, Quinn & Brian discuss: Why YOU should run for something in 2020!
Our guest is Amanda Litman, the co-founder and Executive Director of Run For Something, a PAC that helps recruit and support young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future. They aim to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates – which could and should be you, unless you’re a white guy (because we have plenty of those) – by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to training.
According to Run For Something’s strategic plan, their mission is to change the face of progressive politics, quite literally, by encouraging and supporting local candidates who can improve lives today, and who may be able to run for office on a national level in the future. They will never merge with the Democratic Party, and they never plan to support candidates in federal races – they are just here to create a much-needed, long-lasting infrastructure for regular people who just want to solve problems in their communities, but who have trouble finding resources because they’re not already part of the existing political system.
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What Happened by Hillary Clinton: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3
Learn more at https://runforsomething.net/
Run For Something’s strategic plan: https://medium.com/@runforsomething/run-for-somethings-2019-2020-strategic-plan-a272e5633849
Amanda on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amandalitman
Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself by Amanda Litman & HIllary Rodham Clinton: https://runforsomething.net/book/
“Improving Building Codes to Prepare for Climate Impacts”: https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/building-codes-climate/
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