City Council candidate Brad Presutto is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
“I am proud to be one of the 39 candidates nationally that Run for Something endorsed for July,” said Presutto. “This organization does important work, encouraging more diverse, inclusive elected representatives at local and state levels. Being included in this year’s outstanding endorsements means a lot.”
This latest endorsement for Presutto’s campaign follows that of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, announced earlier this summer.
“RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That’s what defines viability to us,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS co founder. “These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
By the numbers:
- There are 16 first or second time candidates endorsed this month.
- There are 23 RFS 2018 alumni running for reelection that RFS endorsed in this round totally 39 candidates for July
- RFS has endorsed 862 candidates total, from 49 states + DC
- Campaign budgets range from $3000 to $300,000.
- Win numbers range from 645 to 100,000 votes.
- RFS has recruited more than 8000 volunteers, coaches, and creatives to serve the pipeline of more than 31,000 potential candidates.
- Because of these plans and processes, RFS candidates win about 50% of the time.
The endorsement process includes an extensive internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts.
Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RFS on Jan. 20, 2017 with a simple premise: help young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future. RFS aims to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful. So far, about 18,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to RFS resources.