After working on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's campaigns, Amanda Litman founded Run for Something, an organization dedicated to helping young and non-traditional candidates successfully run for office.
Run for Something removes barriers to entry by providing assistance with behind-the-scenes mechanics, tactical and strategic support, advice, mentorship, training, and everything in between. Between 2017 and 2020, they’ve helped elect nearly 500 candidates in 46 states.
In the first half of this episode, Run for Something co-founder and executive director Amanda Litman explains why anyone can run for office and why it truly makes a difference. In the second half, she lays out the steps for running for office — even if you aren’t sure what you want to run for yet.
Guest: Amanda Litman, co-founder and executive director of Run for Something
If you want to run for office, explore your options and get more information. You can also support people running for office by making a donation.
Read Amanda’s book (with a foreword from Hillary Clinton) and listen to the Run for Something Podcast