Get Inspired to Run for Office in 2018
If you’re like us, you're getting inspired by all of the historic progressive victories scored on Election Day around the country in 2017 — stories of brave people from all walks of life who took a chance to stand up for our values and who beat the odds and won.
- This Transgender Candidate Just Beat An Anti-LGBT Republican, Putting Her On The Cusp Of History (Buzzfeed)
- 7 Cities in America Elected Their Very 1st Black Mayors Tuesday Night (The Root)
- Virginia Elects Second African-American to Statewide Office, First Latinas to State House (USA Today)
- Democrats Picked Up 2 Seats in the Georgia State Legislature, Too (Vox)
- First Openly Transgender Woman of Color Elected to Public Office in US (The Hill)
- “Completely Unelectable” Progressive Larry Krasner Wins DA’s Race (Philly Mag)
- Chris Hurst, Whose Girlfriend Was Fatally Shot on Air, Defeats N.R.A.-Backed Opponent (New York Times)
We are one year out from Election Day 2018, but the Texas primary is March 6th! The filing period to run for state, federal, or county office opens November 11th and runs through December 11, 2017.
Every US House and Texas House seat, half of the Texas Senate seats, and almost every statewide office will be on the ballot — including America’s least favorite US Senator Ted Cruz, as well as Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton.
We can’t win if you don’t run.