Jan 232012
 

Dear _____,

If you were mayor of _____, what would be the first thing you’d do? Make sure city employees don’t lose their pensions? Support green business startups? Or maybe fight back against cuts to crucial local services?

This isn’t just a hypothetical scenario—it’s exactly what more than 4,000 MoveOn members just like you have been thinking about since taking the first step to run for elective office. And they’re not just running for mayor. They’re exploring running for offices including school board, town council, and state legislature in cities and towns across the country.

If you’ve ever thought, “I’ve got some ideas for doing things differently in _____,” or seen a local politician and thought, “If that were me, things would be different,” then it’s time to join thousands of other progressives across the country and run for office.

And if you decide to run, you won’t be alone. You’ll be part of a nationwide progressive strategy to take back local offices in 2012 and beyond. To help give you the resources you need to run a competitive campaign, we’ve partnered with the New Organizing Institute to provide you with online training and strategic advice. Trust me—running for office is easier than you think. So what do you say?

Yes, I’d consider running for office. (<– click here)

Back in 2010, tea party candidates, backed by national tea party groups, were elected to hundreds of local offices. That’s exactly what we’re going to do in 2012—but with a wave of candidates who will stand up for the 99% in communities across the country.

If you decide to run, you’ll gain access to the New Organizing Institute’s great online training programs. And to help progressive candidates in 2012, they’ve created a comprehensive set of candidate guides. Here are some examples of what you’ll have access to:

  • Expert online courses on how to run your own campaign and how to get started
  • Help finding the elected position that’s right for you
  • An online community so that you can ask questions and share advice with other progressive candidates around the nation
  • A database of time-tested strategic campaign tips, and more

So if you’ve ever wanted to change things in Iowa, or imagined yourself running for office in _____, now’s the time.

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