Contest Every Race

We recruit Democrats to run for office where it matters!

For too long, Republicans have been the only ones competing in local races. In states like Oklahoma, Democrats don’t run in up to 75% of local elections! Contest Every Race is working to end GOP dominance in rural America by making sure that no Republican runs for office without a fight. How? By recruiting hundreds of new Democratic candidates in deep-red parts of key swing states, and across in the reddest states too. Since 2018, we’ve identified 50,000 of these races, reached out to 5 million people, and had text conversations with 120,000 about running. As a result, 3,000 Democrats candidates have filed, 49% of them female and over 1/3 of them non-white. More than half of these are winning, sending the GOP home to lick their wounds.

WE NEED YOUR HELP urgently! 2022 is going to be a critical year: we’ll be targeting 50,000 races this year alone and most of them have filing deadlines early in 2022, so we have to start researching them all right away. Volunteers are needed for online researching open seats from Contest Every Race’s massive database, and contacting/working with potential Democratic candidates by texting through Movement Labs. For more information, see here.

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