The Washington Post reports:
A co-founder of March for Our Lives and the campaign manager who helped elect the first Gen Z member of Congress are teaming up to launch a new organization focused on getting more young progressives elected to office, primarily focusing on state lawmakers.
The group, called Leaders We Deserve, aims to help young people running for state legislatures and Congress by providing candidates they endorse with the campaign knowledge — from fundraising to networking — and money to win. It will place a larger focus on state legislative races.
Founded by David Hogg, a gun control activist and survivor of the 2018 shooting in Parkland, Fla., and Kevin Lata, who ran Rep. Maxwell Frost’s (D-Fla.) successful 2022 bid for Congress, the organization hopes to elect progressive candidates who they say could help fight a far-right agenda being seen in state capitols across the country.
Read the full article. They say they won’t primary Democratic incumbents and will focus on open seats.
Today I am announcing the launch of Leaders We deserve- a grassroots organization dedicated to bringing the movements of Gen Z into state legislatures and congress https://t.co/ISNNSfKV7n
— David Hogg 🟧 (@davidhogg111) August 9, 2023