RFS Endorsement- Press Release

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Run for Something endorses Michele Harbin for Sumner County Commission, District 2 as progressive wave builds momentum with new candidates in Tennessee.

March 29, 2018-  Michele Harbin is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RfS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.

“I am beyond humbled and honored to represent this organization that values equality, progressive thinking, and civic responsibility. I also get to stand beside like-minded, qualified candidates including my friend and fellow Sumner County Commission candidate, Jordan Banks as well as Lori Clemmons for Williamson County Commission, District 2, and Wade Monday for Senate in District 25,” says Michele. 

These first time candidates all have the heart and hustle that is so important to us at RfS, and we are proud to give them our endorsement,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RfS co founder. “Put simply, they are the type of people we think the Party needs and the type of candidates who are going to work hard. They are knocking on doors and stepping up to run grassroots, community-led campaigns.”

By the numbers:

*87 first or second time candidates endorsed this month

*RFS has endorsed 300 candidates total, from 41 states

*Campaign budgets range from $3000 to $300,000

*Win numbers range from 645 to 100,000 votes

The endorsement process includes an extensive internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts.

Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RfS on Jan. 20, 2017 with a simple premise: help young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future. RfS aims to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful. So far, about 17,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to RfS resources.  

Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.


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