23. January 2024 · Comments Off on National Run for Office Day – 2024 · Categories: Announcements, Recent Events

NROD Community Partnerships One-Pager


This year voters cast their ballots in thousands of state and local elections across the country. What did these races have in common? Far too often, the people on the ballot don’t reflect the diversity of our country. More than half of all Americans are millennials or younger, but only 6% of state legislators are 35 or younger. Among state legislators, only 33% are women, 10% are Black, 6% are Latino, and 4% are Asian/Pacific Islander. And only 0.2% of elected officials openly identify as LGBTQIA+. Together, we can change that. 

My name is Shu-Yen Wei and I am the Western Regional Director at Run for Something. I am writing to share an exciting announcement about the launch of our newest campaign:

National Run For Office Day
January 23, 2024

National Run For Office Day is a partnership between Run For Something Civics and Civic Nation to increase representation at every level of government – especially local offices. Our goal is to educate and engage thousands of people who have been historically underrepresented, leading them to take the first step of signing up to run for office. 

That is why we are asking you and your organization to sign on as a partner of National Run For Office Day. The campaign will focus on recruiting millennials and Gen Z candidates with an emphasis on people who have historically been underrepresented in the political process —  women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, working-class people, and people with disabilities. We know that you are a trusted voice in the community. We want you to help ensure that your audience see themselves as ballot material. 

We’re asking partners of National Run For Office Day to utilize their platforms as trusted community messengers to meet people where they are – using social media, in-person events, and creative content to encourage your audience to take the first step toward running for office. Leading up to our day of action, Civic Nation will supply all of the tools and messaging you need to make it happen including social media toolkits, talking points, email language and more. More details can be found in our one-pager attached. 

If you are interested in joining us on January 23, we ask that you submit this form at your earliest convenience. I am also available to meet with you and your team in the next few weeks to discuss any questions you may have. Together, we can build a stronger and more representative democracy. We hope you’ll join us.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Best regards,

Shu Shu-Yen Wei (she/her/hers)
Western Regional Director
Run for Something207-512-0005
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