This episode is all about the importance of engaging in politics to fix our broken societies and create change ourselves, and I have a very special guest to help us navigate this topic!
Amanda Litman is the co-founder and executive director of Run for Something, which recruits and supports young, diverse progressives running for local office in the United States. Since 2017, they’ve identified more than 120,000 young people across the country who want to run. She’s also the author of the book, “Run for Something: A Real Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself,” and previously hosted two podcasts, “Run for Something: The Podcast” on Dear Media and “Battleground” from The Recount.
Prior to launching Run for Something, Amanda has worked with several political campaigns, including as email director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and as an email writer for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
We talk about how Hillary Clinton’s loss sparked Amanda to start Run for Something. We talk about her entrepreneurial journey that has led to so much change already.
Learn more about Amanda Litman and her work at runforsomething.net, @amandalitman and @runforsomething on Twitter, @amandalitm and @runforsomethingnow on Instagram