Progressive wave builds momentum with new candidates in Indiana
Tai Adkins has received the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
“We are super excited that our campaign, and the issues that we are fighting for, have received national attention. We are focusing on the issues that the people of the 4th District care most about: improving livability; increasing public safety, and fueling redevelopment in the 4th district. We look forward to the additional resources that this spotlight will provide,” said Tai Adkins.
“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 at a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
In February, around the time of Adkins’ endorsement, Run For Something had endorsed 33 first or second time candidates. The organization has endorsed 701 candidates to date. The Campaign budgets range from $3,000 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.