Run For Something

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Amanda Litman is the co-founder and executive director of Run for Something (and the author of a book by the same name) -- since launching in 2017, RFS has recruited 60,000 people to run for local office across the country. Every Tuesday, you'll meet some of the RFS candidates (and newly elected public servants!): They're parents, scientists, teachers, refugees, artists, veterans, and more, of all races and ethnicities -- the one thing they all share is their commitment to solving problems in their communities. If you're new to the political process, don't worry, we'll explain how the whole thing works. Subscribe and listen in for a conversation about politics in 2020 that, in spite of everything, will make you hopeful for the future.

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Flipping Texas Blue Starts (and Ends) With The State House

Democrats need to flip just 9 seats in the Texas state house in order to win sustainable power for a decade (or more.) Meet Rep. Erin Zwiener, one of the most vulnerable incumbent state reps and hear how she flipped a seat while balancing a nauseating pregnancy. Then meet Akilah "Brass Balls" Bacy, who's trying to win a seat Democrats lost by just 47 votes last cycle. Learn more at or!


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Sep 15, 2020
Bethany Hallam's Journey From Opioid Addict to Powerful Politician

When Bethany Hallam was a junior in high school, she tore her ACLs, and ended up addicted to opioids, kicking off a decade of pills, heroin, homelessness, and jail time. Just a few years later, she's one of the most powerful members of Allegheny County Council in Pennsylvania. Find out how - then learn more at


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Sep 08, 2020
Meet Jennifer Carroll Foy, Who Could Be The First Black Woman Governor in America

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy has been told "no" her entire life. She didn't let that stop her from being one of the first women to graduate from VMI, from flipping a state legislative seat after giving birth to preemie twins, and from running to be the first Black woman governor in America. Learn more at


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Sep 08, 2020
Run For Something - Launching September 8th!

Check out Run For Something: The Podcast, hosted by Amanda Litman - launching September 8th on Dear Media. Subscribe now so you don't miss the premiere episodes! 


Sep 01, 2020
Sneak Peek of Run For Something - The Podcast!

Check out Run For Something: The Podcast hosted by Amanda Litman - coming soon to Dear Media. 


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Aug 27, 2020