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FRAMINGHAM – Mary Kate Feeney 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 honored to be recognized by Run for Something, an organization focused on supporting young, diverse progressives,” said Feeney. “As Framingham emerges in this post-pandemic recovery, we need leaders who know the challenges we face as a community can be addressed by empowering our people, thinking creatively and taking action. Having listened to many of District 3 residents over the summer, it is clear people want change and a Councilor who will hold themself and the city accountable for responding to residents, building a community that reflects all of Framingham and working towards a stronger, progressive future. I am glad to have Run for Something in my corner.”
“September’s endorsees are the present and future leaders of this country. ” said RFS co-founder Amanda Litman. “If elected, these endorsees will proudly serve in positions of leadership in educational, state legislative, legal and municipal offices to strengthen their communities and the Democratic party as whole.”
The September endorsement class spans across 26 different states and includes 20 candidates receiving an RFS endorsement for a second time. Find out more about the incredible representation our candidates bring to the table below.
Of our September class candidates:
● 55% identify as people of color
● 53% identify as women
● 34% identify as LGBTQIA+
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 seeding money, organization building, and access to the trainings needed to be successful. So far, over 77,000 young people from across the country have signed up to run and gained access to RFS resources.
Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench. www.runforsomething.net