CHESTERFIELD, VA – Earlier this week, Amanda Pohl, candidate for Virginia state senate in the 11t h District, received the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
“RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That’s what defines viability to us,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS co-founder. “These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are at a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
“I am proud and honored to receive Run for Something’s endorsement,” said Pohl. “That this endorsement comes so early in this race speaks to the tremendous support and enthusiasm our campaign has already generated. I am grateful for RFS’s belief in our ideals and the change we seek to improve the lives of all Virginians, especially those in the 11th district.”
Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RFS on January 20, 2017 with a simple premise: help young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future. RFS aims to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful. So far, about 18,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to RFS resources.
Amanda Pohl is a long-time resident of Chesterfield and Amelia Counties, and has spent her life in service to her community as a nonprofit professional, deacon in her church, adjunct professor of social work at VCU, and current national president of her multicultural sorority. Amanda also served as a PRN chaplain for CJW Medical Center for 10 years and as a chaplain through clinical pastoral education at VCU Medical Center. Amanda is running to unseat Amanda Chase in the 11th district of the Virginia Senate. She believes community makes us better and stronger, and that our representatives are duty-bound to be responsive to and at the service of everyone in that community. To learn more, please visit PohlforVirginia.com.
Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench. Learn more about their work at: www.runforsomething.net