“Run for Something,” a progressive group that supports candidates across the country, is endorsing Adrian Ghainda in the District 2 Hudson County commissioner race.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am proud to receive Run For Something’s endorsement, a true ally to progressive candidates,” Ghainda began in a statement.
“Whether it’s finding ways to build nonprofit housing, funding reproductive rights, creating accessible and affordable mental health resources or creating a Youth Advisory Council for the Board of Commissioners, I want to invest in meaningful policies for everyone in District 2.”
Founded in 2017, the organization notes that their class of 53 for March has 47 percent identify as women and non-binary people, 64 percent are people of color, 34 percent identify at LGBTQ+, and the candidates represent 20 different states.
“The right’s incessant attacks on our most vulnerable communities through state and local government makes it clear how important these down-ballot races are,” noted Run for Something Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Amanda Litman.
“Run for Something’s March 2023 endorsees are part of the next generation of leaders who will stand up against bad-faith policies, advocate for those who don’t have a seat at the table, and unflinchingly fight for our democracy.”
RFS aims to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seeding money, organization building, and access to the trainings needed to be successful.
Thus far, over 100,000 young people from across the country have signed up to run and gained access to RFS resources.
“This month’s endorsement class demonstrates that there are no off-years when it comes to building progressive power across the country,” added RFS Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Ross Morales Rocketto. “
“Strengthening the party from the bottom up is key to better supporting our local communities and ensuring a strong democracy for years to come.”
Ghainda is looking to unseat County Commissioner Bill O’Dea, who is running with the backing of the Hudson County Democratic Organization and has served in the post since late 1997.
The Democratic primary for Hudson County commissioner, where six of the nine seats are being contested, as well as Hudson County executive, is on June 6th.