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Run For Something
Amanda Litman is the co-founder and executive director of Run for Something (and the author of a book by the same name) -- since launching in 2017, RFS has recruited 60,000 people to run for local office across the country. Every Tuesday, you'll meet some of the RFS candidates (and newly elected public servants!): They're parents, scientists, teachers, refugees, artists, veterans, and more, of all races and ethnicities -- the one thing they all share is their commitment to solving problems in their communities. If you're new to the political process, don't worry, we'll explain how the whole...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.2 stars from 113 ratings
This podcast is pure gold!
**Update(8/31/21): I came to leave a glowing review, forgetting that I had already done so in February! In the six months since I left my first review, I’ve joined the campaign teams of two RFS endorsed City Council candidates in my area. I credit RFS entirely for sparking my interest in local...Read full review »
JessicaSchlueter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/21
Fabulous!
So great to learn about so many amazing progressive candidates
KaraZielinski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/21
Important work!
I became aware of Amanda’s work from some other podcasts I listen too. I just started listening and am so impressed with this organization! Rather than being left with a sense of dread about current events, I feel a sense of hope! I am in my late 50’s and it’s wonderful to hear about many young...Read full review »
Fstgrl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/21
Recent Episodes
Published 12/14/21
In the final episode of the Run for Something podcast, Amanda and co-founder Ross Morales Rocketto dig in on how to run for office. They answer questions like how to know which office to run for, what dooms a campaign, and why it matters for people like you to get involved. To learn more about...
Published 12/14/21
First, a programming note: Next week will be the last episode of this podcast! Then, a conversation with Elsa Mejia, an Indigenous Mexican woman, bilingual journalist and communications specialist for a local union who turned her community roots into community leadership. We talk about running...
Published 12/07/21
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