Run for Something (RFS) announced recently that its next round of endorsees will be strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. In New York, RFS is excited to endorse Alessandra Biaggi for New York State Senate, District 34.
“I am honored to be endorsed by Run for Something and join this family of brave leaders. We are ready to step up against an old political machine and innovate, standing for ethics, equality, and accountability,” said Alessandra.
“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, co-founder of Run for Something. “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.”
The endorsement process includes an extensive internal review with a background check, staff interview, and insight from local state experts. The 48 new candidates are joining 150 previously endorsed 2018 candidates, totaling 131 RFS candidates in 2018 elections.
February RFS endorsement numbers:
• 40 candidates from 26 states.
• Campaign budgets range from $3,000 to $300,000.
• Win numbers range from 645 to 30,000 votes.
So far more than 16,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to Run for Something resources.