You’ve been depressed since the night of November 8, 2016. You wore black to work the next morning. You berated yourself for your complacency during the Obama years. You ranted on Twitter. You deleted Twitter. You sent emails to your friends saying, “How can we get more involved?” You listened to Pod Save America. You knitted a pussyhat. You showed up to the Women’s March on Washington. You protested Donald Trump’s executive orders. You called your congressman. You called other people’s congressmen. You set up monthly donations to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. You reactivated Twitter (begrudgingly).
Here’s what you do next: Run for something. There are half a million elected officials in the United States. Why can’t you be one of them?
"I'm so proud of the efforts of groups like Run for Something & so glad this book exists. I wish I'd had it years ago & I'm overjoyed that I'll be able to recommend it to aspiring candidates from now on." --Hillary Rodham Clinton