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A liberal group is boasting that it has recruited more than 1,200 liberal millennials to run for office in various races around the nation since Donald Trump’s election.
The group, called Run for Something, was started by Hillary Clinton campaign email director Amanda Litman and progressive political operative Ross Rocket.
“In the week since we’ve kicked off, more than 1,200 people have said they’re not willing to stay quiet — they want to step up and lead the resistance by not just showing up at the polls or at the protests, but by being on the ballot,” Litman said in a statement Friday.
The group’s list of qualities it looks for in candidates to support is lengthy– and full of liberalism:
- A focus on inequality, raising incomes, and creating jobs
- Pro-health care for all
- Pro-LGBT equality
- Advocating for criminal justice reform
- Believing that climate change is real, man-made, and our responsibility to fight
- Pro-voting rights
- Pro-immigration reform
- Pro-campaign finance reform
- Pro-gun violence prevention
According to the group’s website, it plans to focus heavily on races in Virginia and North Carolina in 2017.
This is one of many efforts the political left is undertaking since Trump’s election victory in an attempt to regain some of the political power it’s lost in recent years.
For Republicans who are currently enjoying the earliest days of the Trump presidency, that means it’s no time to get comfortable and stop fighting for conservative causes.
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