It’s been a busy month for LaunchProgress! From training the next generation of candidates to opening up our endorsement applications, we’ve been going full tilt at building the progressive bench. Read on for more updates from us and our candidates!
LaunchProgress is excited to announce our first endorsement of 2018: Kyle Strickland for Ohio State Senate, District 15!
Back in June, we announced our endorsement of 17 young, bold, progressive candidates for local office. Sixteen of them made it through the primary, and on Tuesday, November 7th, 10 of them won. Particularly considering that only around 10% of first-time candidates win, this is an amazing victory.
Vernetta Alston is deeply rooted in the Durham community, and her commitment to social justice is unparalleled. As an attorney, Vernetta represents death sentenced individuals, working intimately with issues of structural racism, poverty, and injustice. In 2014, Vernetta’s work exonerated Henry McCollum, North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate, who was...
We couldn't be more excited to let you know that all four of LaunchProgress's endorsed Michigan candidates on the ballot yesterday made it through their primaries and will advance to the general election!
Our own Arielle Swernoff wrote about millennials stepping up to fix the challenges facing our country for the Huffington Post.