From the school board to Congress, down ballot politics have the biggest influence on our everyday lives, yet their races are historically de-prioritized. Everything from voter services, to pipeline approvals, to police funding is governed by local offices, and with the difference between victory and defeat often coming down to less than 1,000 votes, we can't afford to sit these elections out.
The Down Ballot Disruption Project supports young people to become the candidates, campaign teams, and policy leads for state and local races in 2021 and 2022.
The people who know a community best are the people who live there. That's why we're giving young people training, resources, and support where they need it, and leaving the rest up to them.
Complicated campaign finance laws and a dependence on volunteer work has made high-capacity political engagement impossible for many low-income folks and people of color. We can't afford to leave anyone out of the fight ahead of us. We can provide gift cards to support your organizing if you need resources or supplies for your local organizing work.
We know that our work doesn't stop on November 4th. That's why we emphasize the importance of relationships and partnerships built on trust and shared values - ensuring engaged communities that can last beyond the election.