—For Immediate Release—-
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Run for Something endorses Anthony Nicodemo for New York State Assembly
Progressive wave builds momentum with new candidates in New York
May 30, 2018- Anthony Nicodemo 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.
“It’s an honor to receive an endorsement from an organization like Run for Something. To have the support of other progressives means so much and I look forward to representing their values and beliefs. The deck is stacked against non-establishment candidates and I’m grateful for the backing of organizations like Run for Something.”
“RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That’s what defines viability to us,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS co founder. “These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
By the numbers:
40 first or second time candidates endorsed this month
RFS has endorsed 409 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.