July 8, 2020
Daniel Corona was a very young candidate when he ran for Mayor of West Wendover, NV. He won by inspiring others, challenging the power structure, and building alliances. After winning though, he learned important lessons about governing coalitions to pass his agenda. In this You Should Run Podcast, Daniel Corona talks about what motivated him to run for office in the first place, his family's history standing up for labor, the impact of COVID-19 on local governments, and why YOU should run for office.
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June 30, 2020
When Kelly Krout saw that no Democrat was going to be on the ballot in her state legislative district, she decided that she should step up and run. In this You Should Run Podcast, Kelly Krout talks about running for office as a Democrat and as a busy mom in Arkansas, her use of digital tools to break through during the COVID-19 pandemic, and, of course, why YOU should run for office too.
Listen, share, and get involved in running for office wherever you live!
June 23, 2020
In Spring 2020, Rosemary Ketchum became the first transgender person to win an election in West Virginia. Beyond making history and breaking down barriers, Rosemary is focused on tackling big issues in her new role as a council member in Wheeling such as homelessness, mental health, and encouraging young people to move to her city.
In this podcast, Rosemary talks about her background in mental health, the challenges that young people have faced with trauma after trauma since 2000, and why more young voices should be represented in all levels of government. You will not want to miss this episode!
June 15, 2020
The You Should Run Podcast was created to encourage people of all backgrounds to run for office by sharing the experiences of others who had run at all levels of government from across the country. Ross Morales Rocketto and his team started an even more ambitious project in 2017 with an amazing organization called Run for Something that encourages and helps people to run for office for the first time. In this podcast, Ross talks about forming Run for Something, the value of bringing young and diverse voices to the electoral landscape, how Run for Something assists new candidates, and why he feels hopeful in this particular moment in time.
Listen and share and make sure to follow Ross on Twitter @RossMoRock and follow Run for Something at @runforsomething Learn more about Run for Something and their important work at www.runforsomething.net
June 9, 2020
Maine has one of the most intriguing US Senate election in the country, but it also has one of the most intriguing election rules in the country. In this You Should Run Podcast, Maine Senate candidate Tiffany Bond talks about her state's new Ranked Choice Voting system and why her independent bid may be critical to changing the direction in Maine.
Tiffany Bond shares her story about what motivated her to run for office in the first place, why the new rules make a big difference for independent candidates, the unique style of her campaign and how she is looking to change campaigning for the better not just in Maine, but everywhere.
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June 2, 2020
In the time of COVID-19, mayors are finding themselves in the center of both a public health crisis and an economic crisis. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker is handling the challenges from all angles. In this You Should Run Podcast, Mayor Elicker explains how he is focusing on these problems and how he is listening to people from all neighborhoods and backgrounds to get it down. Listen and share as we talk about why he ran for office, what mayors can do to lead now, and why you should run for office as well.
May 26, 2020
The fallout of the 2016 election focused so much on three states - Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. These states barely went to Donald Trump but were expected to vote for Hillary Clinton. Since then, Democrats have made big moves in all three states. Now, Washtenaw County Commissioner Jason Morgan joins the You Should Run Podcast to talk about the evolving politics in his state, his own moves to protect residents during the COVID-19 outbreak and how this brought him into a public moment with President Trump, and his goals to help his county and his state beyond the current pandemic.
In this episode, Jason Morgan talks about promoting more young people in politics, gaining allies who believe in good government, shaping the politics of the future in the aftermath of COVID-19, his early work with the Dingell family, and more. Listen, subscribe, and share today and follow Jason on Twitter @JasonMorganA2
May 19, 2020
After seeing the challenges that Hurricane Katrina brought to the Louisiana education system, Ethan Ashley decided to take on the challenge of running for school board to implement needed changes. In this episode of the You Should Run Podcast, Ethan shares his impressive resume of service and talks about the power that comes with getting into the political sphere, from making allies to asking the right questions to getting things done. Ethan talks about how the school system in his state was facing severe hurdles and how he used his own knowledge of the state's government and his understanding of the inequities in education to push for needed reforms and accountability.
Listen, share, and subscribe today to learn more about Ethan Ashley and to hear from others who decided that they should run for office.
May 12, 2020
Across the country, young people are adding their voices to the political process and a growing list of young candidates have decided to not "wait their turn." Wisconsin Assembly candidate Jacob Malinowski is one bright example. In addition to changing the political discussion, Jacob is revolutionizing campaigning as well, with new online tactics and approaches to outreach. Listen and share as Jacob talks about what inspired him to get involved in politics, why he is running in 2020, and why he hopes more young people will run for office across the country.
May 5, 2020
Berkley, California has a reputation as one of the most liberal places in America. So how does its local council reflect Berkley's reputation and history while adapting to the issues of today? In this podcast, Berkley Councilmember Rigel Robinson talks about standing up for students, bringing young and diverse perspectives to local politics, and creating inclusive policies that can be replicated in other cities and states.
Listen and subscribe and make sure to follow Rigel on Twitter @RigelRobinson