---For Immediate Release----
Eric Stamps at email@example.com
RFS: Lesley Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Run for Something endorses Eric Stamps for the 14th District House of Delegates race in 2019. Progressive movement builds momentum with new candidates in Virginia.
May 16, 2019- Eric Stamps 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 to have the endorsement of Run For Something. Raising wages for low wage workers is my top priority. So many families and workers will no longer have to live paycheck-to-paycheck or on the edge of poverty. RFS knows that this campaigns progressive and inclusive message is going to win in November. Our supporters are growing everyday, and their voices will be heard on Election Day.” - Eric Stamps
“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:
- There are 28 first or second time candidates endorsed this month.
- RFS has endorsed 820 candidates total, from 49 states + DC
- Campaign budgets range from $3000 to $300,000.
- Win numbers range from 645 to 100,000 votes.
- RFS has recruited more than 8000 volunteers, coaches, and creatives to serve the pipeline of more than 31,000 potential candidates.
- Because of these plans and processes, RFS candidates win about 50% of the time.
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 training needed to be successful. So far, about 31,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and 9,000 volunteers have signed up to support them.
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.