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New group recruits 1,200 millennials to run for office after Trump inauguration

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A new organization says it has recruited more than 1,200 millennials to run for office since President Trump’s inauguration.

The group, known as Run for Something, launched last week and is urging urge people under 35 to run for local office.

Run for Something was started by Amanda Litman, a former email director for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Ross Morales Rocket, a progressive political operative.

{mosads}“In the week since we’ve kicked off, more than 1,200 people have said they’re not willing to stay quiet — they want to step up and lead the resistance by not just showing up at the polls or at the protests, but by being on the ballot,” Litman said in a Friday statement from the group.

The website lists a litany of progressive causes and says it hopes to “look for people who will run” on those issues, including “a focus on inequality, raising incomes and creating jobs,” “pro-choice,” “pro-health care for all,” “pro-LGBT equality” and “advocating for criminal justice reform.” 

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