How Heather won (!)
I know it feels like all news lately is garbage, but I could not be more excited to tell you that Heather won her primary in Pennsylvania last night.
Heather Ward is one of the young candidates that Run for Something is working with this election cycle.medium.com
Of course, she’s not letting a little victory slow her down — here’s what she told us:
Knocking on doors was so key to this election. I heard from others that people coming to vote knew who I was because I had knocked on their door and they were excited to vote for me for that reason. I had people from both parties say that they thought it was important to have a new generation on the board and that they supported me, which countered the few people who were loudly stating that I was too young to be doing this.
I graduate on Friday and am going to enjoy that for a few weeks, but the general is November 7, so I’ll begin knocking doors again soon.
This is working!! The more candidates like Heather that we can enable with mentorship, how-tos, and financial support, the more we get amazing young people empowered to listen to and make decisions for their communities.
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