Become Part of the Solution

Real change never takes place from the top down, or in the living rooms of wealthy campaign contributors. It always occurs from the bottom on up – when tens of millions of people say “enough is enough” and become engaged in the fight for justice.Bernie Sanders

Our country is at a critical juncture. With the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, the control of the House and Senate in Republican hands and the Supreme Court in the balance, the Democratic Party and the country as a whole is in jeopardy. We need good people from all walks of life to step up and redefine what it means to be a politician. For too many years, those in power have listened too much to those with the most to contribute financially and neglected those with the least. From local city councils to fire and water districts, all the way to state and national representatives, who is elected matters. Without good candidates, we are stuck at the ballot box choosing between two evils and hoping to pick the lesser, or worse not having a choice in races that are too often uncontested.

Now is the time to start planning, start learning, and start seriously considering contributing to our democracy in one of the most important ways possible: running for office. The Democratic Party and your local district is here to help! Over the next year, we will be holding informational sessions on how to run for office. We hope you will join us and see for yourself how, with the help of many passionate volunteers, making a difference isn’t just a dream, it is a certainty.

If you want to get the best people to run for office, we’ve got to make the rules easier, and simpler, and more understandable to get on the ballot.Michael Bloomberg
The political revolution means much more than fighting for our ideals at the Democratic National Convention and defeating Donald Trump.

It means that, at every level, we continue the fight to make our society a nation of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.Bernie Sanders

I don’t think running for office is anything I’m prepared for or could even prepare myself for.America Ferrara
We need a new generation of people actively involved in public service who are prepared to provide the quality of life the American people deserve.Bernie Sanders
I may run for the office of President. Gimme a bottle and a glass and I’ll get America off its ass.Frank Sinatra
I didn’t set out with the notion of running for elective office; it sort of grew over time. And I honestly at times questioned if progressive change can be effected through elected office.Bill de Blasio
Election days come and go, but political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. They continue every day, every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice.Bernie Sanders