Run for Something endorses Joshua Mason for State Representative in the First Barnstable District. Progressive wave builds momentum with new candidates in Massachusetts.
April 25, 2018- joshua 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’m honored and delighted to have the run for something organization backing our campaign, they are an indispensable asset to the young progressive movement that is the future of our local and federal government.”
“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:
60 first or second time candidates endorsed this month
RFS has endorsed 369 candidates total, from 45 states. 256 candidates have upcoming elections.
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 18,000 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.