North Carolina and Ohio primaries are right around the corner, and eight LaunchProgress candidates will be on the ballot. In some districts, the primary is the election — whoever wins now will certainly win in November. In all districts, primaries are our opportunity to put forth the kinds of dynamic, progressive candidates we want representing our communities.
Read on for more information about our candidates on the ballot this Tuesday, and sign up to help them win!
At LaunchProgress, we don’t believe in “wave elections.” A wave is something that happens naturally, uninfluenced by the actions of people. The kind of election results we want this November are something we have to create together, each of us doing our part to knock on doors, raise money, protest, and run for office.
We’re working to building the future we want, as are our candidates, volunteers, and so many thousands of others. We’re so glad you’re with us.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 wrongfully convicted in 1983.Continue reading