Candidates have three major unmet needs
We are about to announce how we will help meet them
In lieu of sharing an event that we are hosting this week, we want to share a couple led by friends, which you can find beneath my signature.
We have some *very* exciting announcements coming this week. But first, we want to share some just-released research from our friends at the Pipeline Initiative who surveyed state and local candidates on their experience running for office.
Part of the Pipeline Initiative’s research centered on the types of support candidates receive from outside groups vs. what they actually need.
The top three forms of support that down-ballot candidates say they need more of:
Volunteers for their campaigns
Help raising money for their campaign from others
Exposure to new donors and donor networks
The Next 50 has focused its work on solving two of these unmet needs:
Raising money for their campaigns
Providing exposure for these campaigns to new donors and donor networks
If you are reading this, you most likely have donated to and/or volunteered for a campaign before. This research suggests that we can make a high-impact investment with our time and money in these down-ballot candidates and still have a strong up-ballot effect, as we learned in the recently released research from Run for Something.
What We are Reading
“Biden’s success is a product of the crucial yet little-appreciated insight that substantive advances don’t require massive public fights.” (New York Magazine)
If you have feedback on our new newsletter or are interested in hearing more about The Next 50’s goals this year, reply to this email or give me a call (207) 370-5487.
Events friends are hosting
We define grassroots events as those with a minimum entry point no higher than $100 and higher dollar events as those with a minimum entry above that. Send along any values-aligned events that we can help you promote.
Tuesday, May 4th @ 8:30 pm ET: In support of Andrea Campbell for Mayor of Boston, hosted by The Next 50 Boston as a part of their mayoral series
This month: This one is us, actually – The Next 50 is hosting introductory meet and greets with the most viable U.S. Senate candidates running in the most competitive seats currently held by Republicans. These events do not constitute endorsements. Reply to this email if you are interested in joining these intimate virtual events. Space is limited.
Monday, May 3rd @ 8pm ET: In support of Senator Michael Bennet, featuring Congressman Joe Neguse, hosted by Mara Wallace and friends
Thursday, May 6th @ 8 pm ET: In support of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Senator Tammy Duckworth, hosted by Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Representation Matters series