Think You Can Do Better Than This Guy?
A time like this makes us wish there were more elected leaders representing justice, tolerance, the good stuff.
Here's looking at you.
How to help get good people (including yourself) elected
Emily' List just launched Run to Win, a national recruitment program to get pro-choice women elected, especially at the state and local level. Here's their pitch: "So you’ve laced up your shoes and marched. You’ve fired off emails and posts. And you’ve got your congressional leaders on speed dial. ... What's next? We need you to Run to Win." Get in touch with them if you're interested in running or helping other women run. (*Thanks Kathy O'Callaghan for the tip!)
TheArena.run is hosting regional events to get good people to run for office or support those who do. The next one is in Raleigh, NC on March 24-25.
Run for Something is recruiting and supporting talented, passionate under-35 year-olds who will advocate for progressive values now and in the future.
The New American Leaders Project is the only national, nonpartisan organization focused on bringing New Americans into the political process. Their main goal is to identify and support first- or second-generation immigrants to run for office. You can apply to their training program here. The deadline for their California training is this Friday, Feb. 10. You'll have more time to apply for their Michigan training in April and their national women's training in May. (*Thanks Mario Lugay for the tip!)