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Primaries Tuesday: Get Out the Vote

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!

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April Updates from LaunchProgress

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.

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Announcing our 2018 North Carolina Candidates!

We're so excited to announce our 2018 endorsed North Carolina candidates! These 10 young progressives are going to turn the Tar Heel State Around. 

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Endorsement Announcement: Sarah Anthony

We're so thrilled to announce our endorsement of Sarah Anthony for Michigan State House District 68!

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Announcing Our 2018 Ohio Candidates!

We’re so thrilled to announce our 2018 endorsed Ohio candidates! These incredible young leaders are exactly the people we need in the Buckeye State.

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February Updates from LaunchProgress

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!

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LaunchProgress Endorses Kyle Strickland!

LaunchProgress is excited to announce our first endorsement of 2018: Kyle Strickland for Ohio State Senate, District 15!

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Big Wins in 2017!

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. 

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Candidate Spotlight: Vernetta Alston for Durham City Council

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.

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Victory in MI!

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!

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