Fallston, Md. – The Allison Berkowitz for Delegate campaign has officially received the endorsement of Run for Something. Run for Something is dedicated to helping recruit and support millennials running for down-ballot office and is committed to building a Democratic bench.
Run for Something (RFS) is building off the successes of 2017 and announcing its first endorsements of 2018, along with its new strategic plan. In Maryland, RFS is excited to endorse Allison for Berkowitz for Delegate.
The Allison Berkowitz for Delegate campaign is ecstatic to have its first endorsement come from such a robust and involved organization. As a civic engagement educator, Allison has been inspired by the release of Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself, and the campaign team is excited to have the support of its namesake organization. The political activation of younger Americans is a movement, not a moment, and the Allison Berkowitz for Delegate team is thrilled to be a part of it.
“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, which began in October, includes an extensive internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts. The 61 new candidates are joining 28 previously endorsed 2018 candidates, totaling 89 RFS candidates in 2018 elections.
So far, more than 15,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to Run for Something resources. Of those, 120 were officially endorsed in 2017. 72 ran in November 2017; nearly half of them won.
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. www.runforsomething.net
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