PRESS RELEASE: Run for Something endorses Dr. Katherine Gaulke for Wisconsin’s 32nd Assembly District
Dr. Katherine Gaulke is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
“I’m grateful for Run for Something’s endorsement, which shows the growing momentum in Wisconsin’s 32nd District for a community leader who will champion us in Madison,” Dr. Katherine Gaulke said. “We are rebuilding our democracy one door knock at a time.”
Dr. Gaulke continued, “I’m running because we need leaders who believe healthcare is a right, regardless of someone’s insurance status or ability to pay. I’m tired of asking my representative to write common sense healthcare policies that cover pre-existing conditions and include maternity care coverage. I’m not going to wait any longer - as a college professor and the Founder of the Wisconsin Free and Charitable Clinics, I can write these policies myself,” Dr. Gaulke continued. “And voters in my district are responding to my message that Wisconsin can and must be a leader in national health reform.”
“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 at a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
This month’s endorsements also mark a milestone for the organization. With 500 endorsed candidates, RFS has grown into a powerful, nation-wide movement, which is celebrated in a video. Take a look.
By the numbers:
- 78 candidates endorsed this month
- RFS has endorsed 631 candidates total, from 48 states
- Campaign budgets range from $3,000 to $300,000
- Win numbers range from 645 to 100,000 votes
The 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.