July Updates from LaunchProgress

Welcome to LaunchProgress PAC's summer newsletter! It's been a busy few months for the organization and our candidates, and we want to make sure you're up-to-date on our and their work. Read on for more!

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17 Candidates in 2017

We're so excited to announce our full class of seventeen candidates in 2017. These young, progressive leaders are EXACTLY the people we need to get our country on the right track. They're fighting for voting rights, high-quality education, environmental justice, and inclusive and welcoming communities. And, unlike our current political leaders, our candidates come from all corners of American life. Everyone we're working with this year is 35 or younger. Nine of our candidates are people of color, seven are women, and five are immigrants or first-generation Americans. They come from cities, suburbs, and small towns. They are students and teachers, artists and writers, organizers and activists. What these 17 leaders have in common, though, is a deep commitment to our shared progressive values and a history of working hard to make their communities better. 

This is our largest group of endorsed candidates ever, and the team here at LaunchProgress couldn't be more excited to help these 17 candidates run and win. We don't need to wait for a Congressional election to create the change we need to see in politics. We can do it right now, today by helping young progressives win local elections in key battleground states. These 17 candidates are making it happen. Join us, and them, in the fight for a better future.

Without further ado, LaunchProgress's 2017 endorsed candidates: 

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Michigan Meet & Greet!

Join LaunchProgress for our Michigan Meet and Greet! This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the organization and for aspiring candidates for local office to learn how to seek its endorsement. We’ll be joined by LaunchProgress endorsed candidates State Representative Kristy Pagan and Jon Hoadley, LaunchProgress Executive Director Arielle Swernoff, as well as LaunchProgress’s 2017 Michigan candidates, Erin Byrnes and Brian Jackson.


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LaunchProgress Endorses Eight Candidates Who Will Change the Face of Politics

Meet our first class of 2017 endorsed candidates! These eight leaders will change the face of politics, and we are so excited for what they will do for our cities, states, and country.  

These candidates represent the future we're trying to build. They're dedicated, hardworking, ambitious, and values-driven. They will bring real change to our communities now, and for years to come. The whole team at LaunchProgress is thrilled to work with them to help them run and win. Sign up to stay updated on their campaigns. 

Now, without further ado, LaunchProgress's first class of endorsed candidates, 2017:

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Join Us in Columbus!

Join us for a very special Happy Hour in Columbus on May 9 from 6-8pm!

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April 4: DC Happy Hour

Join us in DC on April 4!

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2017 Endorsement Applications Open!

Applications are live for our first round of 2017 endorsements. Are you running for office in Ohio, Michigan, or North Carolina, or do you know someone who might be? We want to help. Endorsed candidates will recieve a combination of financial and technical support to help get their campaign over the top. 

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2014 Candidates: 2 Years of Progressive Accomplishments

Our first class of candidates have already made significant progressive accomplishments across the country. A few highlights are below:

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2015 & 2016 Candidates: Where Are They Now?

Our 2015 and 2016 candidates are creating change and leading on progressive issues all over the country. Here’s what they’re up to now:

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Young Candidate Spotlight: Yousef Rabhi

Welcome to our ongoing interview series highlighting young elected officials and young candidates. This month we spoke with Yousef Rahbi, who has been serving as County Comissioner for Washtenaw County for the past four years. He is currently running for the State House of Representatives for Michigan’s 55th district. The district covers the majority of the city of Ann Arbor, where Yousef was raised.

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