See Yourself Running
Maybe you’re mad, or passionate, or simply ready to make change. Maybe you’ve looked at your local leadership and realized: “Not a single one of them gets me.” Maybe you’ve got an issue you care about and you’re sick of waiting for someone else to step up. No matter your reason for wanting to lead, Run for Something Civics is here to help you get started.
I ran because
“People really wanted change and my message truly resonated not just with people who looked like me or shared my ideologies, but with everyone who wanted to see our city thrive.”
“It was about impact—about changing criminal justice issues for my community, flood control, health care access—just so many issues. I wanted to find a position where I could make that difference. So I decided to run.”
“I had a sense of duty to run; I had to at least try. I was blown away by the amount of support that we received. I explain it sometimes like unraveling, a thread kept going, but it really definitely started out small.”
Only 31 Millennials in Congress
If we’re striving for proportional representation in Congress, there should be at least 100 millennials currently serving. Right now, there are only 31.
The median age for school board members is 59 years old.
K-12 education policy is too often dictated by people who are decades removed from what students are experiencing daily. We can and should make policy that impacts students lives in meaningful, creative ways.
The average mayor of a major American city is 58 years old.
Municipal leaders make decisions on things like affordable housing, climate policies, and transportation — we need leaders that reflect the people that live there.
Fewer than 5% of state legislators are under the age of 35.
State legislatures determine who gets access to health care, drug policy, criminal justice policy, and more. We need young people who are ready to think outside of the box and create modern solutions for modern problems.
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