Run for Something Endorses Amanda Septimo

Run for Something endorses Amanda Septimo (right) in the Bronx’s 84th Assembly District.

Run for Something announced that Bronx Assembly candidate Amanda Septimo (84 AD) is among their latest crop of endorsed candidates to take on gerrymandering, gun violence, the right to choose and every other issue being dealt with at the state and local level.

According to the Run for Something organizers, Septimo and the other 43 first-time candidates are leading the fight in their communities with grassroots organizing and will be strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. Run for Something’s roster of endorsees is now up to 452 endorsed candidates from 46 states total.

“Momentum for change keeps growing, and Run for Something’s endorsement is helping mark this moment,” said Septimo in a statement.  “Bronx voters are tired of the same old corruption and failed politicians, and it’s up to us – young people, women of color, real progressives – to fight for better housing, schools and jobs for our community.”

“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 a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”

Septimo’s campaign platform focuses on affordable housing, education, mass transit, the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and community safety.

The Run for Something endorsement process includes an extensive internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts.

Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RFS on Jan. 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.

The 84th District includes Mott Haven, Port Morris, Melrose, The Hub, Longwood, Concourse, Highbridge, and Hunts Point. The primary election will be on Thursday, September 13th.

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